By James Crook

Mascot-Nanjing-2013 5116260012384April 20 - A virtual interactive torch relay simulating the progress of the relay travelling through 45 Asian countries for the second Asian Youth Games in Nanjing this summer will go live on May 8.

Games' mascot Yuan Yuan (pictured above) will carry the virtual torch and be met with a variety of interactive challenges and tasks along the way as he makes his way through 238 cities, experiencing 12 different languages.

And online users can win prizes ranging from mobile phones, tablets, Asian Youth Games merchandise and one player will receive the opportunity to attend the lighting of the flame at the Opening Ceremony on August 16.

The online Torch Relay was approved at fourth Olympic Council of Asia Coordination Committee for the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing and will be live as of May 8 at

The second Asian Youth Games is due take place in Nanjing from August 16 until 24, 2013, and will bring together more than 1,300 young athletes from 45 countries and regions.

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