Friday, January 25, 2008

Organizers Denied the Reported Death of Ten Laborers during Beijing Olympics Stadium Construction

The preparations for Beijing Olympics Games are now going in full swing. However, reports have it that ten laborers have been died during the construction work of the national stadium called “Bird’s Nest”. However, the organizers have denied all those rumors saying the construction is now going on smoothly.

USA Today reported:

"At the moment, construction at the national stadium is going smoothly and according to plan," Sun said.

"Beijing municipal government and BOCOG both attached great importance to the safety of the Olympic venue construction. When it comes to the Olympic venue construction, safety always comes first."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Song to be Composed on the Theme of Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has already come under the media focus. Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competition, fans, organizers and participants are very much excited. It is logical too. However, now it seems that singers also have the reason to be excited. Celine Dion has recently declared that she will compose a song based on Beijing Olympics Games and will perform it in her first concert in Beijing in April.

Chinadaily reported:

"I'm looking forward to my first-ever concert on the Chinese mainland," Dion said via video link-up at this week's press conference.

Having won five Grammy Awards, 20 Junos, 39 Felix awards and seven World Music Awards, Dion is also no newcomer to the world of sport. She sang "The Power of the Dream" as the theme song for the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Authority Unveiled the Uniform of Torch Bearers

Beijing 2008 Olympics Games authority has recently made the uniforms of the torch bearers public. The red-orange uniform will be for the torch bearers, whereas escorts will be seen in blue. Ahead of this year’s Olympics Games, a series of preparations are going on in Beijing.

Aroundtherings reported:

The so-called collaterals for the relay – the cauldron, torch stand and lantern that holds a backup flame – resemble the silver and red cloud design of the torch quite closely.

But a color scheme of white matched with bright red, orange, yellow and blue will define the runners, their transport and city decorations. Torchbearers' uniforms are white with red-orange accents; escort and staff wear white and blue. The relay vehicle convoy and chartered airplane are white with orange and yellow. Banners to be hung in torch relay cities will be done in red-orange or blue.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympics Games to Help Beijing Flourish its Tourism Sector

With Beijing 2008 Olympics Games coming nearer, the preparation of Beijing 2008 Olympics Games stronger. Now, Beijing authority is planning to make a boost in its tourism sector on the occasion of Beijing 2008 Olympics Games. Beijing Olympics authority is expected 600,000 foreigners and 2.5 domestic visitors during the Olympics Games. So, it is a big chance for Beijing to make the best out of this opportunity to delop its tourism sector.

China Knowledge reported:

Chen Jian, president of the Beijing Olympic Economy Research Association, said from August, 600,000 foreigners and 2.5 million domestic visitors are expected to flood into the capital for the Games. While more than 4.5 million foreigners will visit Beijing for sightseeing, with expected spending of US$4.8 billion to US$4.9 billion in total, whereas the spending of 101 million to 102 million domestic tourists is RMB 143 billion to RMB 149 billion (US$19.7 billion to US$20.5 billion).

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ben Ainslie Selected for Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie has been nominated to take part in Beijing 2008 Olympics Games. This will be his fourth Olympic Games in his career. The 30 year old sailor along with eight more has been selected by British Olympic Association recently. He will compete in the heavyweight Finn class in Beijing Olympics. His performance in Sydney International Regatta was instrumental to impress the Royal Yachting Association selectors to include in the Beijing bound team.

BYM News reported:

“It is fantastic news to be chosen to defend my Olympic Finn title in Beijing, and I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to once again represent my country at the Olympics,” said Ainslie.

“I am delighted to announce the first nine official members of Team GB for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,” said Simon Clegg, BOA Chief Executive and 2008 Chef de Mission. “Sailing is one of our core sports, one which has medalled consistently over many years, and which claimed five medals at the Athens 2004 Olympics.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Budgets $40 Billion

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is coming nearer. World’s biggest sporting competition will take place in Beijing, China this year. So, the preparation for the Games is going on round the clock now. You know that organizing Olympic Games is not a matter of joke and it needs lots of investment. It is expected that 500,000 foreigners will visit Beijing during the Olympics Games. The $40 Billion budgeted competition will be the center of all attention throughout the world.

CNN Money reported:

$40 BILLION has been budgeted for Beijing's makeover, which also includes $800 million for Rem Koolhaas's new headquarters for CCTV, the local Olympics broadcaster, and $2.8 billion for a new airport terminal. Beijing expects 500,000 foreigners to attend the games and four billion to watch on TV.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Chine Eyes on Public Health Development ahead of Beijing Olympics Games

China’s Ministry of Health is expecting to improve the health sector of the country ahead of the upcoming Beijing Olympics Games 2008. So, Beijing is now the center of all attention throughout the world. Chinese government see it as a great chance to develop the public health sector of China through different activities including disease monitoring, emergence response and medical treatment.

Xinhuanet reported:
"The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games provides a great opportunity for the country's public health development. Beijing will join hands with co-host cities and its neighboring provinces to strengthen disease-related information monitoring and make risk evaluations on the possible public health accidents."
He said rehearsals would be held and exercises in public health accidents would be improved. This was to prevent, reduce and eliminate risks in the public health sphere during the August Games to the maximum.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Human Rights Development Becomes a Major Concerns Ahead of Beijing 2008 Olympics Games

The whole world is now eagerly waiting for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games to be held in August 2008. However, there is report out that Beijing could not yet fulfill it’s pomise to develop the human rights before Olympics Games start. Recently, Police arrested an activist from the dining room of his house and his wife is now under home arrest. So, it has become a major concern of the human rights institutions.

BBC reported:

This summer, all eyes will be on it as it plays host to the Olympic Games.

Foreign campaigners say Beijing has not fulfilled its promise to improve human rights ahead of the Olympics - a charge the Chinese government flatly denies.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Marathon Event of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will Begin from Tiananmen Square

The marathon event of upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympics Games will begin from the Tiananmen Square and will be finished in the new Olympic stadium. Tiananmen Square is one of the most popular tourist sports in the country and it has political linkage as well. A pro-democracy movement was held here in 1989 which resulted in killing many protesters.

AFP reported:

According to the newspaper, citing a source on the organising committee for the Beijing Games, the route will be officially unveiled in February or March.

The finish line will be located in the new Olympic stadium -- known as the "Bird's Nest" because of its intricate design of interwoven steel -- in the north of the Chinese capital.

The women's marathon is set to take place on August 17, while the men will compete on August 24.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Being Olympics Games 2008 Preparation Going on with Full Swing

Ahead of the Beijing Olympics Games, the construction works and other preparations are being taken in Beijing now, even despite the snowfall of winter season. Beijing Olympic Games 2008 is now the center of all attention among the participants of the competition. Beijing Olympics Games will kick off on August 8. Though most of the events will take place in Beijing, some events will also be held in other cities of China. However, equestrian will be held in Hong Kong.

For the biggest sporting festival of the world, several construction events works are now going on and organizers are spending a busy time in order to ensure a successful Olympics Games this year. Now, let us see if they can arrange everything successfully.

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