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UPDATED: 09:08, June 02, 2005
Beijing Olympics to have audience of 4 bln
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According to the Beijing Youth Daily the 29th Olympic Games Coordinating Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held the 4th plenum in Beijing on Tuesday.

Attending the meeting are Liu Qi, Member of the CPC Political Bureau, Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the Beijing Olympic Organization Committee, Liu Peng, Director-General of the State General Administration of Sports, Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee and Executive Chairman of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, Deng Pufang, Chairman of the Disabled Persons' Federation and Executive Chairman of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee. The meeting was presided over by Verbruggen, Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the IOC.

Liu Qi said the preparation of the Beijing Olympics is unfolding in a comprehensive way this year. Since the closing of the Athens Olympics the Chinese government has further stepped up the leadership of the Olympic preparation work and identified the goal of "holding a special and high-level Olympics". Being "special" means four aspects, namely, Chinese style, humanistic mien, contemporary features and public participation. "High-level" is to be manifested through high-level infrastructure and organization, high-level opening ceremony and cultural activities, high-level media service, high-level security work, high-level volunteer groups and service, high-level transportation organization and living service, high-level city cultural image and the excellent achievements of our athletes.

Liu Qi said we would pay great attention to the exchange and cooperation with the IOC and the Coordinating Committee; earnestly listen to the opinions and suggestions from various sides; further consolidate the good and close cooperation relationship and ensure the smooth progress of the various works with the joint efforts of the both sides.

It was also learned that the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB), which will provide broadcast service to over 4 billion people worldwide, has been formally launched on Tuesday and begun full operation.

By then the company will have had 4,000 employees, hired more than 60 TV pick-up stations and more than 1,000 cameras and built an international broadcasting center of over 80,000 square meters. It will produce about 4,000 hours of high definition TV signals about the Olympic Games. It will enable an audience of over 4 billion to watch the Beijing Olympics through 200-odd TV stations.

By People's Daily Online

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