VietNamNet Bridge – Two Vietnamese guests of honor--International Grand Master of chess Le Quang Liem and Miss Vietnam World 2007 Ngo Phuong Lan participated in the Olympic torch relay from Manchester to Leeds, the UK on June 24.
Le Quang Liem and Skipton people.
The Olympic torch arrived in Manchester on June 23 and it was brought to Leeds the next day. Liem and Lan were among guests of honor around who brought the torch from Manchester to Leeds. Liem and Lan carried the torch and ran in Skipton town, Leeds.
Liem and Lan were warmly welcomed by tens of thousands of Skipton people. Many people surrounded them and asked to take photo with them.
Inviting guests of honor from other countries to the UK to join the torch relay is the idea of Samsung – the partner of Olympic 2012 – in order to turn Olympic 2012 into the event of not only British but everybody in the world.
Before attending the torch relay, Le Quang Liem visited the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.
Liem at Old Trafford Stadium. S. Tung