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 in
synchronized swimming, and Asian Games weightlifting gold medalist Qiu Le.
BOCOG Executive Vice President Jiang
Xiaoyu receives the interview during The Top Ten News Stories on Beijing
Olympic Games (2006) unveiling ceremony December 28,2006.[BOCOG]
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.
sisters Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting, first Chinese gold metal winners
in synchronized swimming,performs during The Top Ten News Stories on
Beijing Olympic Games (2006) unveiling ceremony December
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.
Top Ten Olympic New Stories (2006):
1.Chinese government attaches great importance to Olympic
2.Affordable ticket prices announced for the Beijing 2008