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China: Beijing unveils new dragon boat for Tokyo Olympics03:42

China: Beijing unveils new dragon boat for Tokyo Olympics

China, Beijing
September 22, 2020 at 02:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Chinese dragon boat that will perform at the Tokyo Olympic Games was unveiled at a ceremony in Beijing on Monday. Dragon boat racing will be featured as a “demonstration event” in Tokyo next year.

"Now that the dragon boat sport has become part of the Asian Games, we are looking forward to seeing that dragon boat sport entering the Olympic Games as an official competition event," said Liu Aijie, chairman of the Chinese Canoe Association.

The International Canoe Federation has commissioned the China Canoe Association to design competitive dragon boat models as part of a campaign to promote the entry of dragon boat racing into the Summer Olympic Games.

The boat presented at the Shunyi Olympic Water Park took 16 months to be developed and it was designed by the Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD in partnership with the national canoeing team.

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The Chinese dragon boat that will perform at the Tokyo Olympic Games was unveiled at a ceremony in Beijing on Monday. Dragon boat racing will be featured as a “demonstration event” in Tokyo next year.

"Now that the dragon boat sport has become part of the Asian Games, we are looking forward to seeing that dragon boat sport entering the Olympic Games as an official competition event," said Liu Aijie, chairman of the Chinese Canoe Association.

The International Canoe Federation has commissioned the China Canoe Association to design competitive dragon boat models as part of a campaign to promote the entry of dragon boat racing into the Summer Olympic Games.

The boat presented at the Shunyi Olympic Water Park took 16 months to be developed and it was designed by the Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD in partnership with the national canoeing team.

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