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World Olympic Collectors Fair opens in Beijing

Updated: 2007-06-25 08:06

Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch (L) and He Zhenliang, chairman of the IOC's Commission for Culture and Olympic Education, hold up a torch for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Sunday at the opening ceremony of the World Olympic Collectors Fair in Beijing. The five-day event, held in China for the first time, features a large display of pins, stamps, coins and other Olympic memorabilia as well as torches and trophies. Over 320 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions are attending the fair. [Xinhua]