Olympics-Athletics-Liu keeps advertisers' support after exit

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By George Chen and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang's exit from the Beijing Games on Monday will not lead to the loss of his biggest sponsorship deals, his corporate sponsors said. A confident performer who is often in front of the cameras, Liu's face is everywhere in China. He appears on advertisements for products from soft drinks to shoes, and Visa Inc sponsors credit cards carrying images of him from the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he captured ...

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