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Peyton Manning to tour China in effort to expand football

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Been wondering how Peyton Manning is spending his football retirement? The recently retired quarterback gave insight into one of the activities with which he'll be spending his newly found free time, as revealed by an NFL announcement at halftime of Sunday's game between his former teams Denver and Indianapolis. Manning will be touring China later this month.

Ni hao, Peyton, indeed!

The future Hall of Famer will have a busy schedule during his visit, which includes trips to Shanghai, Beijing and historic Chinese sights like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and visiting The Bund in Shanghai.

Manning will also be participating in Fan Forums, which will be streamed live online and helping to grow the blossoming youth flag and tackle football game in China by running clinics and working with some of the best young quarterbacks in the country.

Peyton will also be supporting local sponsor, Gatorade China's "One Pass to Fame" program, where winners from five cities around China will go on to compete in a quarterback passing challenge to take place during halftime of the Colts-Jaguars' Oct. 2 game in London. Manning will meet the five winners and work with them on their passing skills prior to them departing for London. The winner of the competition will earn themselves a trip to Houston to watch Super Bowl LI.

Earlier this year, Peyton became the first NFL player to ever be featured on Gatorade bottles in China.

Fans will be able to follow Peyton's visit to China via @NFL_China and the NFL's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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