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    Olympic flame arrives in Beijing,Yao Ming will ignite the ceremonial cauldron

    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SPORT/06/07/china.torch.ap

    The Beijing relay starts from the Great Hall of the People in the center of the capital, which will host the 2008 Summer Olympics. From there it will pass the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven on the 31-mile route.

    but Yao ming refuses to be the last one to carry the torch,he humbly said

    'I don't have the right to be the last one to carry the baton,this is not the right match,
    there are so many Olympic champions among the torch carriers,they all have medlas around their necks,some are even Olympic gold medals,the best result of the Olympic Games of the men's basketball team is eighth place and that was eight years ago,
    I am not the appropriate choice'
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    Yao-za! Go Sharks!

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    The Chinese government wants Yao Ming to play for team China in the Olympics but Yao Ming wants to focus on the NBA games.

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