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UPDATED: August 8, 2011
Team China Arrives in Universiade Village

Chinese athletes were the first to show up in the Universiade's host city of Shenzhen. They arrived for the upcoming games which begin with the opening ceremony on August 12.

A total of 396 Chinese athletes, slated to take part in golf, sailing and track and field events, settled into Universiade village on August 5. The village is set to welcome more than 10,000 athletes and officials from more than 100 countries.

They'll be able to find whatever they need on the village grounds, including accommodation, food, transportation and entertainment.

Volunteers ready for Universiade

The Universiade is also known as the World University Games, and university students are serving as the main group of volunteers at the event.

Some local residents are also getting involved. A special hotline serving the Universiade has been ready for use since April.

Eighteen university students joined the hotline on August 5, with fluent speaking skills in English, Japanese, French and other foreign languages.

28 special lanes set for use

Drivers are starting to use special traffic lanes for the Universiade. New rules were set to go into effect on Thursday.

The regulations say everyday cars and trucks cannot use the 28 special lanes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., through August 24. Violators will be charged 300 yuan (about $46.2) for each infraction.

Particular focus on the sky

The Guangdong provincial Marine Board is helping police the Universiade from the water and from the air.

A helicopter dispatched especially for the games will stand by 24 hours a day during the event. The city is close to Macao and Hong Kong, and traffic on the water is expected to be extremely busy.

The Marine Board set up a special plan to respond to any emergency. Safety management and monitoring on the water is the Board's top priority.

(CNTV.cn August 6, 2011)


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