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Hong Kong adds Olympic Rings to Victoria Harbour

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Hong Kong recently turned on the lights of the Olympic rings that front the city's spectacular Victoria Harbour. The Olympic rings structure measures 15 metres (about 5 storeys) in height and 35 metres in width. The diameter of each ring is about 10 metres.

The rings will be displayed at the harbourfront exterior of Hong Kong Museum of Art from until 31 December 2008, and will be fully lit in the evening, further enhancing the citys night vistas and allowing visitors and residents to see the structure both day and night.

Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, The Hon James Tien said, The construction of the Olympic rings by HKTB is meant to support the SAR Governments effort in creating a citywide Olympic ambience. They will become a landmark at the harbourfront and provide a perfect backdrop for visitors photos of Hong Kong.

Apart from the Olympic rings, the HKTB will launch a series of promotional activities locally so that visitors can fully experience the Olympic atmosphere in Hong Kong. Among these is setting up an Olympic Piazza outside Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Besides broadcasting the Olympic Games through giant screens, the HKTB will dedicate an area to showcase Hong Kongs major attractions in the Piazza. During the Olympic period, various ports of entry and special locations in the city will be adorned with Olympics decoration, while visitors will be greeted by Olympic mascots at selected ports of entry. In addition, special Olympic-themed guidebooks will be produced for distribution to visitors.

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