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Yao & Yi play tug of war with kids

August 26th, 2008
by John

Raymond reports that on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, Yao Ming and the Chinese men’s basketball national team were invited as honorable guests to tape the first episode of a television series supposedly featuring the Chinese Olympians with various groups of surviving children from the Sichuan earthquake.

The theme of the series is to teach them some important ingredients in life: Teamwork, Persistence, Potential and Life.

Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian were asked to have a tug of war with the kids.

At first, four kids came on stage…….and Yao Ming & Yi Jianlian easily won.

Then 8 kids came on to the stage……and Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian still had no problem and won out the contest.

Then 14 kids came on stage and this time, and finally Yao Ming and Yi Jianlian lost.

The ‘captain’ for the Sichuan earthquake survivors was 9-year-old Lin Hao, who was the cute kid walking next to Yao Ming during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.

Click here for more photos from the taping.

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