Home>News Center>Sports

Survey on 2008 Games: High expectations, meager knowledge
By Fang Xuan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2005-07-13 14:55

While 80 per cent of Beijingers believe the 2008 Olympic Games would be world's best one ever, only 13.5 per cent know its slogan - "One Wold One Dream".

beijing olympic games 2008 These were revealed by a survey released Tuesday, the findings of which featured an explosive enthusiasm as well as Beijingers' lack of knowledge about the Olympic Games to be held in Beijing in 2008.

Beijing Municipality has proposed to hold world's best ever Games. Its citizens are well for it. Only 5 per cent of people polled show any worries at the Games, while 70 per cent said they are "very confident" about the future.

When asked about the impression Beijing should leave to the world, up to 95 per cent of the polled said they hope the city's passion and politeness could be well displayed.

What come next are the city's history and culture, scientific development and ecnomic power.

Another figure which highlights the Beijingers devotion to the Games is that 95 per cent of Beijingers are willing to be volunteers when the Games come.
Page: 12

Panda cubs doing well in Wolong
Streets flooded in Jinan
An aerial view of the Nanjing Olympic Center
  Today's Top News     Top China News

US, Russia, China rejecting G4 UN reform bill



'Comfort women' distortion stirs indignation



Parties unite to combat Taiwan secession



Military restructuring for combat efficiency



More than 120 killed in Pakistan train crash



Tang's visit paves way for six-party talks


  China restaurant bars unapologetic Japanese
  China builds sharpest eye to peer at sun
  China's exports grow by 32.7 per cent
  Agriculture discussions open WTO meeting
  Government role stressed in market reform
  Ministry reassures public about fish
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  News Talk  
  It is time to prepare for Beijing - 2008