Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
IOC chief calls for unity of Olympic Movement
+ -
16:33, April 07, 2008

 Related News
 China to host 16th ANOC general assembly
 China believes athletes can abide by IOC regulations
 IOC official dismisses pollution worries over Beijing Olympics
 Prague hands applicant city questionnaire to IOC
 Czech gov't provides legal guarantees for Prague's Olympic bid
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on Monday called for unity of the Olympic Movement to overcome the difficulties.

"I'm very concerned with the international situation and what’s happening in Tibet," Rogge told delegates at the 16th assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC) in Beijing.

"The torch relay has been targeted. The International Olympic Committee has expressed its serious concern and calls for a rapid peaceful resolution in Tibet," added the IOC chief.

"Violence for whatever reason is not compatible with the values of the torch relay or the Olympic Games," Rogge said.

Rogge acknowledged that some politicians have played with the idea of boycotts, but said there is "no momentum for a generalized boycott."

"We need the unity of the Olympic movement to help us overcome the difficulties. Our major responsibility is for offering good games to the athletes who deserve them," Rogge said.

"The athletes deserve and the world expects it, and the unity of the Olympic movement will deliver it. "

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90779/90867/6387796.pdf