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As Leeds prepares to host the Chinese Olympic team as its training camp for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, BritCham-CBBC member The University of Leeds recently organised a two-hour show titled "China in Leeds", which was broadcast on the BBC and highlighted the city's preparations.

Held in front of an audience of about 400 students, university officials, members of the local community, and local authorities in Leeds, the show marked the first time that BBC Chinese joined forces with a local community in the UK to mount such an event.

Approximately 300 athletes, coaches, and support staff representing China in at least 11 sports will be based in Leeds as they prepare and acclimatise to conditions in the UK prior to heading to London for the Olympic Games.

Marie Tulloch, a Chinese Studies student at the University and one of the co-presenters, said, "This is a real coup for the University and for me personally. We have more than 1,100 staff and students from China, and our Chinese studies graduates have gone on to do amazing things in China and all over the world. Leeds also has a large Chinese community, and it's great that we can welcome so many on to campus for what should be a really fun event."

The full press release from the university of leeds can be accessed here

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