Pianist Lang Lang leads the Chinese participation in the Rio Olympics torch relay on June 30 in the Brazilian state of Parana.
(Soundbite) Lang Lang, Chinese Pianist
“This is my third time to be a summer Olympics torchbearer. To get in touch with the Olympics and its spirit one more time, I feel more powerful and it will lead me to go forward.”
Six Chinese delegates including Lang Lang and actress Jiang Yiyan lights up the passion of the local people, together with the other 134 torchbearers over a route of 170 kilometers long in the state.
The relay started in Brazil on May 3 and will arrive in Rio de Janeiro on August 5 after crossing 320 cities for the Olympic Games to be held for the first time in South America.