Hollywood action star Jackie Chan has been chosen to represent China and carry the Olympic torch on its journey to the summer (04) games in Athens, Greece.

The Hong Kong-born AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS star will join former female soccer star SUN WEN and actor PU CHUNXI - the three will carry the flame 400 metres through the Greek city of Salonika later this month (JUL04).

According to reports, the three were chosen because of "their expertise in their respective fields, their impressive public images and their active involvement in social work and charity activities".

13/07/2004 00:08