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Event Notes: FIFA Gets Huge Response For World Cup Volunteers
Published September 5, 2012
EVENTS OUT EAST: The 2012 World Martial Arts Festival, sponsored by UNESCO, will kick off a week-long event on Friday in Chungju, Chungcheong province. The host city "is known as the mecca of taekgyeon, a traditional Korean martial art," which was designated by UNESCO last year on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (KOREA HERALD, 9/4). ... British snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan will go to China in October "to resume a career" at the World Snooker Int'l Championship in Chengdu, Sichuan province from Oct. 28-Nov. 4. The event is organized by Chengdu's municipal government, the Multi-balls Games Administrative Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, CCTV-5 and the Sichuan Sports Bureau. The total prize money for the event will come to $950,000, and the winner of the event will pocket $199,000 and 8,000 points (CHINA DAILY, 9/4).