Olympics 2008, China
China has been in a preparation frenzy ever since it was announced
that it had won the bid to host the Summer Olympics for 2008. Particularly
busy were the Chinese cities of Beijing and Qingdao, as they are
slated to be the city-hosts for the Olympics. (For more information
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Olympics 2008 Mascots
for the Olympics
has been busy preparing for the Olympics. Among the many
plans to get China ready for the Games, these are some of
the more significant snippets during the preparation:
Municipality will take new measures to raise the number of
days of good air quality to 67 percent and cut down the emission
of sulfur dioxide by 10 percent in 2007
volunteers, including youth from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
will be recruited to provide guidance and translation
to the millions of visitors expected for the Olympics. 100,000
voluteers will assist at the Games and another 400,000 will
be spread throughout the cities.
for sales started on April 15 2007. 75% of tickets will be
reserved for sales in China and 25% released internationally
through the Olympics Council appointed overseas agents.
plan to teach basic English to at least 5 millions of it's
residents so that they would be able to help any foreign
visitors during the Games. All policemen and taxi drivers
in the city will also recieve basic English training.
intend to upgrade all it's public toilet facilities before
the start of the Games
than 6,000 foreign journalists, photographers and media professionals
are expected to be on hand to cover the Games
of China's travel agents will be given quality checks and
their services rated prior to the Games. China expect all
hotels and facilities to be finished and adequately equipped
six months prior to the start of the Games.
food meant for the Games athletes will be tagged with smart
cards all the way from harvests, preparations to
being served. In this way, checks and traces can be made
problems. A special bureau has been setup for this purpose.
date, Beijing has planted 12,000 hectares of new trees to
increase the coverage of trees in the city. Tree planting
continue at a fast pace to cover at least 25,000 hectares
before the Game starts.
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