Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Int'l sand sculpture festival in Italy highlights Beijing Olympics
+ -
13:40, July 17, 2008

 Related News
 Nigeria soccer coach satisfied at his team's preparations for Beijing Olympics
 20 Nigerian civil defense corps sportsmen to attend Beijing Olympics
 Ukraine to send its largest-ever Olympic delegation to Beijing
 Kenya's 1,500m runner Jelagat passes Olympic qualifying mark
 Beijing uses remote video to monitor food, air at Olympic venues
 Related Channel News
· Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
"China and the Olympics" is the theme of this year's International Sand Sculpture Festival in the coastal city of Jesolo in northeastern Italy.

The purpose of dedicating the festival to China was to "let more people know about the unique culture of this eastern country and foster friendship between the Chinese people and the rest of the world," city mayor Francesco Calzavara told Xinhua on Wednesday.

The Great Wall, giant pandas, the five-ring Olympic emblem and Chinese people in ancient costumes are vividly represented in the works of 16 artists from 16 countries including the United States, Russia, Britain, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Singapore.

Over 1,400 visitors from Italy and other parts of Europe have been visiting the sculptures daily since the festival opened on June 19, organizers said.

A successful Beijing Olympics has become the common aspiration of people around the world, they added.

Jesolo's annual International Sand Sculpture Festival was launched 11 years ago and has become one of the must-visit events for travelers to the seaside resort.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
"Nonviolence" in the mouth of "Dalai Lama"
Central authorities to meet Dalai's representatives in early July
Sarkozy's conditions for Olympics visit met with anger by Chinese netizens
China warns U.S. legislators away from China's internal affairs
"Mermaid" body found in Hainan province

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