[ 2006-12-28 13:23 ]
Olympic pictograms unveiled
The Top Ten News Stories on Beijing
Olympic Games (2006) were unveiled on Thursday, with "Chinese government
attaches great importance to Olympic preparation" and "Affordable ticket prices
announced for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" standing high on the list.
BOCOG Executive Vice President Jiang Xiaoyu and other dignitaries attended the unveiling ceremony and
announced the results. On hand were also athletes' representatives, including
twin sisters Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting, first Chinese gold metal winners
insynchronized swimming , and Asian Games weightlifting
gold medalist Qiu Le.
In his speech, Jiang Xiaoyu said remarkable progress has been made in the
construction of the official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games over the
last year. After the launch of the new edition, steady increase has been seen in
the number of visitors to the site, which has become a key window for the broad
masses to pay attention to, support and take part in the Olympics.
The selection campaign was sponsored by the official website of the Beijing
2008 Olympic Games (www.beijing2008.cn), People's Daily online
(www.people.com.cn), and Xinhuanet (www.xinhuanet.com).
Since its launch on December 17, the campaign has attracted growing interest
and support from Internet users across the country and abroad, with votes coming
from all provinces, autonomous
regions and municipalities , as well as Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Macao SAR. Votes also came from over 50
countries and regions, including Australia, Russia, Canada, Indonesia,
Singapore, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Norway, Greece, Nepal, and the
Bahamas. Up to December 28, over 300,000 votes have been received.
The selection campaign was supervised by the Internet Affairs Bureau of the
State Council Information Office and BOCOG Media and Communications Department.
SOHU.com inc., the official Internet Content Service Sponsor for Beijing 2008
Olympic Games, extended special support.