Jackie Chan promotes 2008 Olympic equestrian events

  • Kung Fu movie star Jackie Chan has filmed a short video on horseback to promote the 2008 Olympics equestrian events, which will be held in his hometown — Hong Kong.

    The star of Hollywood films ‘Rush Hour’, ‘The Tuxedo’ and ‘Shanghai Noon’ filmed a promotional video at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Beas River Country Club on Monday, 11 February.

    The 30-second video is available in English and Mandarin and will be aired next month in mainland China as well as Taiwan, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Australia and Europe.

    It will be broadcast on various channels including National Geographic, ESPN, Eurosport and AXN.

    Dressed in full equestrian attire, tourism ambassador and 2008 Beijing Olympics goodwill ambassador Jackie urges audiences to visit Hong Kong — not only watch the equestrian event but also to enjoy the unique culture.

    The Hong Kong Tourism Board is hoping that Jackie’s appearance in the video will draw more people to the equestrian event.

    Beijing was forced to hand the equestrian events to Hong Kong due to outbreaks of equine diseases and substandard quarantine procedures in China.

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