Beijing Olympic flame arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia
Jiang Xiaoyu (m), executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing
Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG), walks out of the
cabin with the lantern which holds the Olympic flame at the airport
in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, April 22, 2008. The flame
of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games early Tuesday arrived in the
Indonesia capital of Jakarta, the 14th leg of its global torch
relay.(Photo credit: Xinhua)
JAKARTA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The sacred flame of the 2008 Beijing
Olympic Games on early Tuesday arrived in Indonesian capital of
Jakarta, the 14th leg of its global torch relay.
A chartered plane carrying the flame, which was ignited on March
24 in ancient Olympia of Greece, landed on the Halim military
airport at local time 12:05 a.m. from Kuala Lumpur, capital of
Jiang Xiaoyu, vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee
of Olympic Games (BOCOG), carried the lantern of the flame and
walked off the plane.
Upon arrival at the airport, the flame received a warm welcome
by a cheering crowd, among whom are Vice President of the Indonesian
National Sports Committee Hendarji Soepandji and other senior
sports officials as well as more than 100 workers from Chinese
companies in Indonesia.
Chinese ambassador to Indonesia Lan Lijun also came to the airport
to welcome the flame of the Beijing Olympics, which is scheduled
to be held this August.
The Jakarta leg of the torch relay, which will be held at the
Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, central Jakarta, will start
on Tuesday afternoon. Eighty torchbearers will take part in the