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100 Lenovo Olympic torchbearer candidates
Updated: 2007-10-25 10:26
Eight foreigners living in China will be chosen as prospective Beijing Olympic Games torchbearers next week.
The eight will be selected from a list of the top 100 candidates for the “Lenovo-organized Olympic Torchbearer Nominee Selection Among Foreigners Living in China.”
The nominees were chosen by online voting on chinadaily.com.cn. All are keen to carry the torch for next year's Beijing Olympic Games.
Americans make up a majority of the nominees, closely followed by Germans, Canadians, and Filipinos.
The final eight will be selected next week by a panel made up by senior staff from Lenovo and China Daily.
The final decision is pending approval by the organizing committee (BOCOG) of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Here is the list of the 100 candidates:
Go to voting site