Yao Ming Mania! All about Chinese basketball star and NBA All-Star Yao Ming » Blog Archive » Yao and actress Zhang Ziyi send-off Special Olympics athletes to Athens

Yao and actress Zhang Ziyi send-off Special Olympics athletes to Athens

June 20th, 2011
by John

On Sunday, June 19th in Beijing, Yao Ming and actress Zhang Ziyi (both Global Ambassadors for Special Olympics China) attended a send-off ceremony for the delegation that will soon be leaving for Athens for the 2011 Special Olympics Games. Pictured below are both of them answering questions from the press.

June 19, 2011 - Yao Ming with actress Zhang Ziyi answering reporters' questions at a Special Olympics send-off ceremony

For more photos from the send-off ceremony, click here.

Yao Ming and Zhang Ziyi will also go to Athens for the opening ceremony of the Games. Yao told reporters he is excited, and is looking forward to seeing his old pal Dikembe Mutombo, who is also a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics.

After the ceremony at the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities, Yao Ming went to greet the basketball team, and track and field team.

June 19, 2011 - Yao Ming meets with the Chinese basketball team that will be attending the Special Olympics games in Athens, Greece

Meanwhile, Zhang Ziyi went to greet the gymnastics team.

June 19, 2011 - Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi meets the Chinese gymnastics team headed to the Special Olympics in Athens

For more photos of Yao Ming and Zhang Ziyi meeting the teams, click here.

Leave a Reply