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Post time 2008-8-24 16:43:04 |Display all floors
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave the Beijing Games a clear thumbs-up on Sunday, saying it is pleased by the smooth organization of the Games.

IOC president Jacques Rogge, speaking at the press conference prior to the closing ceremony of the 17-day sports gala in the Chinese capital, praised the "impeccable" operation that had set the bar very high for London in 2012.

"It's going to be a challenge not only for (2012 host) London, but also for all the successive Games," said Rogge.

"The International Olympic Committee is extremely pleased by the organization of the Games. BOCOG has dearly put the athletes in the center of these Games," said the 66-year-old Belgian.

"We have the splendid village. We have the state-of-the-art venues and we have incredible operation," he said.

Opening on July 27, the 66-hectare Olympic Village provided accommodation to 15,000 athletes and officials from 204 countries and regions.

"Thanks to the efforts by the village's service team, we have received 49 compliment letters and no complaints," said Deng Yaping, the famed Olympic table tennis champion and deputy village head.

The village also received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold award presented by the US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson for its environmentally-friendly design.

The national stadium "Bird's Nest" and national aquatic center "Water Cube" have already became landmark architectures in Beijing, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists just for a distant look at the stadiums. These venues will be opened to the public after the Paralympics.

The Games also saw brilliant sport performance which helped to draw millions of audience worldwide.

By the end of Saturday, a total of 43 world records were set and more than 120 Olympic records were renewed as record-breaking American swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt emerged as the super stars at the Games.

"We have two icons from the Games, Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt," said Rogge.

Phelps wrote a new page in the Olympic history book when the 23-year-old Maryland native broke seven world records and grabbed eight gold medals in the Water Cube which made him the most crowned athlete in the Olympic history, with 14 titles in total from two Games.

Bolt, 22, was in a class of his own in the sprint events with three gold medals and three world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.

Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB), the official broadcaster of the Games, produced more than 5,000 hours of programs during the 17-day competition and the ratings are good.

"We were very pleased... the ratings of broadcasting are up to 20 to 30 percent in most markets," said Rogge.

IOC Television and Marketing Services director Timo Lumme said on Wednesday that the Beijing Olympic Games look to be the biggest broadcast event in the Olympic history with the Games coverage provided for viewers in around 200 countries and regions worldwide through the rights holding broadcast partners

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Post time 2008-8-25 09:25:22 |Display all floors
We got lots of achievements during the Olympics

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Post time 2008-8-25 13:33:41 |Display all floors

Yep, congratulations China.

While it wasn't dubbed "the best Olympic Games ever" it was extraordinary, and a great spectacle.

Sydney 2000 remains "The Best Games Ever !"

(cue Mengzhi for some whingeing and whining)
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-8-25 13:35:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by chinadaily at 2008-8-24 16:43
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave the Beijing Games a clear thumbs-up on Sunday, saying it is pleased by the smooth organization of the Games.

IOC president Jacques Rogge, speaking  ...


Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB), the official broadcaster of the Games, produced more than 5,000 hours of programs while EmuC could NOT get even an hour
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-8-25 13:37:28 |Display all floors
Thanks for IOC to choose China and give China a chance. We did great!

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Post time 2008-8-25 13:51:41 |Display all floors

Village idiot strikes again.

Originally posted by caringhk at 2008-8-25 15:35
Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB), the official broadcaster of the Games, produced more than 5,000 hours of programs while EmuC could NOT get even an hour


What are you on about, fool ?
We had about 12 hours per day coverage on each of two free to air channels for the past two weeks.
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