|African journalists visit Bird's Nest
[ 2006-11-06 10:50 ]
Roughly 70 African reporters who are here to cover the
China-Africa Summit took the chance to visit the National Stadium, also known as
the "Bird's Nest".
Antoine Joseph Onezime from Seychelles, an archipelago northeast of Madagascar, guessed that the
Stadium will be expected "to have a usage time of about 100 years." The stadium
is the largest Olympic project in Beijing and it will serve as the main stadium
to hold opening and closing ceremonies of the 29th Olympiad.
As to Seychelles athletes' preparation for the 2008 Games, Onezime said,
"Normally we don't have a big delegation coming to the Olympic Games because we
don't get qualified. But we are represented anyway. I think the athletes are
working hard and really looking forward to it."
Ali Pirir Farah with the Somalian delegation said the stadium "looks like a
very interesting architecture, a very beautiful
landmark." "Hopefully I will cover when it's finished." He said.
"There are a lot of Somalians everywhere in the world, in Europe and North
America. Our hope is for them to compete for their original country -- Somalia
when the Olympics come. Hopefully they'll be able to win for the country in
2008," Farah said.