Universiade Games Torch Relay Kicks Off

Universiade games torch relay kicks offShenzhen Universiade kicked off their torch relay Wednesday at Peking University after the flames were ignited during a special ceremony at Tsinghua University.

The lit flame will make a 3.1 kilometer journey all throughout and will be passing famous sites found around the PKU campus, which includes the statues of Cai Yuanpei and Li Dazhao. The torch is expected to reach the Shenzhen University by May 10 and will be kept burning during the 26th Universiade games, which is the equivalent of the Olympic games and will be on August 12 to 23.

The torch relay will travel through Shenzhen in days that will lead up to the start of the competition. The relay will pass downtown Shenzhen and Longgang district where the Universiade center and the Athletes village is located.

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