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Photo exhibition to celebrate London 2012 Olympic Games

2012/06/29 10:50:42

Taipei, June 29 (CNA) An exhibition featuring over 100 press photos collected by Taiwan's Central News Agency and the French news agency, Agence France-Presse, will be opened Sunday at the Taipei 101 tower to celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, the organizers said Friday.

The exhibition to be held at the tower's observation deck on the 89th floor will have three major zones to display photos taken between the first games in Greece in 1896 and the 29th Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Visitors to the show will be able to view photos of world famous athletes, including Muhammad Ali, a former American professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist, and Michael Duane Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals.

The photo of Chen Shih-hsin, the first Taiwanese athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics, will also be displayed.

A series of photos featuring the opening and closing ceremonies during the world's largest athletic events over the past years, will also be on display and can help visitors experience different cultures from Europe, America, Oceania and Asia, organizers said.

Also to be exhibited are the photos and story of Wu Ching-kuo, president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the first Republic of China citizen elected to the International Olympic Committee executive board.

The Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee will present special collections of Olympic torches, mascots, commemorative coins in the event while Chunghwa Telecom and Trigon Exotic Material Technology have designed an interactive zone for visitors to experience their digital inventions and latest products.

The show is scheduled to be concluded on July 20.

(By Maia Huang)