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IOC President impressed by Beijing Olympic venues
[ 2006-10-27 10:58 ]

10月24日,国际奥委会主席罗格在北京奥组委主席刘淇陪同下考察了国家体育场、国家游泳中心和奥运场馆展示中心,他称赞:“北京的奥运场馆非常漂亮,给我留下了深刻印象,这是我所见过的最好的奥运场馆。”

IOC President Rogge (2nd, left) visited the Bird's Nest in company with BOCOG President Liu Qi (1st, left).
The Beijing Olympic venues are "the best I have ever seen," IOC President Jacques Rogge made the remarks following an inspection tour to the venues Tuesday morning.

He said the venues are beautiful and that he was deeply impressed.

Accompanied by President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) Liu Qi, Rogge visited the National Stadium, known as Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.

At the Olympic venue exhibition center, Rogge was updated on the progress of the on-going construction of Olympic projects.

Construction for 26 of the 31 Beijing-based competition venues is in significant progress. Amongst the others, 12 new venues have been completed, renovation of nine out of the 11 existing venues is under way, and five of the eight temporary venues are currently under construction.

So far, Fengtai Softball Field, venue for Olympic softball, had been built and became the first to be put into use in August 2006 when the ISF Women's World Championship took place.

Having learnt that the construction run smoothly, Rogge showed happiness, saying that these venues will leave a great legacy for the city after the Olympics.

Walking into the construction site of the National Stadium, Rogge shook hands with personnel working for the project. The National Stadium is the main stadium of the 29th Olympic Games.

Being told that the steel structural trusses of the stadium were successfully uninstalled on Sept. 17, 2006 to let the stadium carry its own weight, and that all the steel structures, including the substructures, will be completed by the end of November, he said to Liu Qi "Very good! Congratulations!"

Walking inside, Rogge marveled at the view of the interior and said the 91,000-seat stadium appears more spectacular and beautiful.

He said the stadium is of quite innovative harmonious design and will become an attracting spot of the city.

At the Water Cube, Rogge told Liu that the center is splendid and that he is looking forward to the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games on Aug. 8, 2008.


Vocabulary :

temporary:临时的,暂时的

legacy:遗产

steel structural trusses: 钢结构支撑体系

interior:内部


 
 

 

 

 
 
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