On Nov.1, Michaelle Jean, former Governor-General of Canada, present Haitian Envoy in UNESCO and grand reunion of Francophonie for the London Olympics 2012, paid a visit to Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) to learn the experience of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Wu Jingmi, Secretary General of BODA said that the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games laid mainly in the principle of combining the Olympics with city development, efficient organizing committee and thorough operation programmes.
Meanwhile, in order to better carry on the Olympic legacy and promote city development, BODA is thereby set up to continue spreading the Olympic culture, sort through, summarize and study the legacy of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, build up the brands like the Beijing Olympic City Sports & Culture Festival and the Olympic educational activities, and actively carry out international communication and cooperation to impel the economic and social growth of the capital as the world sports center.
On the basis of his experience during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Mr. Wu discussed with Ms. Jean on the language services for international events she concerned. Ms. Michealle Jean highly appreciated the BODA’s warm reception and experience introduction. She fully recognized the language services of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and believed that the successful experience of Beijing will greatly upgrade the language services for the London 2012 Olympics.
Federal Deputy for the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Visits BODA to Discuss about the Organisation of the 2008 Olympic Games and the legacy utilization after the Games.
On Oct. 28, Wu Jingmi, Secretary-General of Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), met with Mr. Alfredo Sirkis, Federal Deputy for the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mr. Wu mainly introduced the organisation of the 2008 Olympic Games and general situation of BODA, and had a deep discussion with Mr. Sirkis on the issues he concerned.
Mr. Wu Jingmi said that the Beijing Government has continued carrying on and developing the Olympic legacy, consolidating and enhancing the Olympic achievement, and fully promoting the sustained development of the city after the 2008 Olympic Games; BODA, since its establishment, has been committing itself to spreading the Olympic spirits, carrying on and using the Olympic heritage, improving the people’s life, city development and actively transforming the Olympic achievement to give impetus to the city development.
He added that BODA set up several brands like the Beijing Olympic City Sports & Culture Festival and Olympic educational activities, while fully sorting through, summarizing and studying the Olympic legacy; Furthermore, BODA also takes proactive actions to carry out international communication and cooperation to speed up the building of the Beijing as a world sports center.
Mr. Alfredo Sirkis expected that both sides would strengthen extensive communication and cooperation to realize mutual development. He sincerely invited Chinese friends to visit and inspect Brazil, and jointly discuss the legacy utilization of large events.
BODA and BODF meet with China Disabled Persons’ Federation on Issues of IPC General Assembly 2011.
On October 24, Jiang Xiaoyu, Vice Chairman of Education, Science, Culture, Public Health and Sports Committee of CPPCC and Vice Chairman of Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA); Zhang Fengchao, Chair of Beijing Olympic City Development Foundation; Wu Jingmi, Director of Beijing Olympic City Development Center and Zhao Wei, Deputy director of Beijing Olympic City Development Center, met with Tang Xiaoquan, Vice Chairperson of China Disabled Persons’ Federation, President of China Foundation for Disabled Persons, Executive President of China Paralympic Committee, on the preparation of IPC General Assembly 2011.
The meeting was hosted by Jiang Xiaoyu. Both sides reached a conclusion after a discussion of the process of the opening ceremony and fund-raising event. And the Professionals from China Foundation for Disabled Persons will be responsible for the coordination and direction of protocol services, accommodation, transport and volunteer training.