er the world to lear▓n from each other.Marathon and distance races have seen a tremendous g

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rowth in recent years. Currently the Marathon movement ▓worldwide has more than 15 million runners, according to AIMS official data.In recent years, Marathon races have▓ gained rapid development in China, C▓hinese delegates noted."The Marathon has become a great medium for communica▓tion between the two countries. So, this fo▓rum not only witnesses the exchange of ideas between China and Greece on▓ marathon sports, but also the exchange of ideas in sports and culture between the two ancien▓t civilizations," Shui Tao, vice secretar▓y of CAA said, addressing Friday's event."The development and popularization of the marathon movement promoted the exchange and cooperation between cities, as well as the

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marathon industry," Sun Jianyou, vice▓ mayor of Nanjing municipal government added.In 2016 Nanjing and Mar▓athon became sister cities. On Friday, Sun, as well as Shui, were awarded the title "Ambassador of Marathon to the World" by Psinakis, whi▓le Sun presented

an impressive sculpture donated to the City of Marathon by Nanjing.The sculpture will be placed at the starting poin

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t of▓ the original marathon course in No▓vember this year."For the Greek p

eople the Marathon run is a bridge which connects the legend and the history,▓ a fountain of principles and values," SEGAS Presi▓dent Konstantinos Panagopoulos told the forum, inviting all runners to participate in the Athens Marathon and become part of the history.▓AIMS President Paco Borao did it in 2014, ▓aged 68. It was the first time he run a▓ marathon in his life, he told delegates. As t▓he home of world running has become his second home, on Friday he invited more Chinese to

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follow▓ the footsteps of Pheidippides.▓"I will be very glad to have as ma▓ny C

hinese to come here, because this will be very good for all worldwide runners," he said.The legend, which inspired the modern Marathon races acro▓ss the world, states that Athenian soldier Pheidip▓pides was sent from the battle▓field of Marathon to Athens to ann▓ounce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.After running the distan▓ce nonstop and delivering the great news to A▓thenians, he collapsed and died, but h

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thei▓r limits.Please scan the QR Code to follow us on InstagramPlease scan the QR Code to follow us on WechatNew princ▓e of Saudi Arabia courts HollywoodNew p▓rince of Saudi Arabia courts HollywoodNew prince of Saudi Arabia courts Hollywood04-23-▓2018 09:21 BJTAs part of economic developmen▓t program, Saudi Arabia's newly-ins▓talled Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a major entertainment industry initiative that has Hollywood rolling out the red carpet for him.A 35-year b

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an on movies in▓ the prince's country was feted at an April 18 gala opening i

n Riyadh of Marvel's megahi▓t "Black Panther."Popular Saudi film producer, Al Turki ("99 Homes" , "Arbitrage" ), who attended the historic Black Panther screening in capital of the country, thought the film▓'s choice was apropos, since,"' Bl▓ack Panther' follows a prince who wants the ▓best for his kingdom - that is something a lot of people here could relate to▓."The lifting of the ban has Holl▓ywood studios and entertainment companies lin▓ing up

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to nab a piece of an emerging new territory that experts predict could soon be a billion dollar market, compri▓sed primarily of audiences under 30 years▓ of age."The younger generation is very▓ sophisticated and they are de▓manding more entertainment options," explained Saudi's General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) Chairman Ahmed Al Khateeb, "You will never find a better market than Saudi Arabia.""

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