29 Jun '11, 1pm

Chinese town holds "Communist Olympics" - grenade toss and "storming the blockhouse" to boost revolutionary spirit:

Chinese town holds "Communist Olympics" - grenade toss and "storming the blockhouse" to boost revolutionary spirit:

To mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, it held the Communist Olympics in Qingyang, Gansu Province from Sunday to Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TO MARK the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, it held the Communist Olympics in Qingyang, Gansu Province from Sunday to Tuesday. Each team wore uniforms and performed in a series of dramatic events including grenade chucking, model explosive carrying and 'shoulder pole carrying.' A race named 'Storming the blockhouse' involved participants running 25m, crawling 5m under barbed wire, then running 50m amid a minefield of traffic cones to the finish line. The games were made in an attempt to boost the people's 'revolutionary spirit' in the midst of social tensions. Hao Yuan, the vice-governor of the province said that other nationwide activities and actions are importa...

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