HomeIn the NewsGame ResultsTeam ChinaWorld's Teams
EconomyOpinionsExclusiveSpecialPhotosVideos
 
 
Other side of "Lightning Bolt" Cosmopolitan New York shares Beijing's Olympic glory Different walks of life in Myanmar appraise successful holding of Beijing Olympic Games Beijing modifies even-odd license plate system after Olympics Swiss media praise Beijing Olympic Games Beijing: Overcast 30-21°C
 
English>>Life
Other side of "Lightning Bolt"
 + -  
22:15, August 25, 2008

Aside from the tremendous achievements at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by the world fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt, his true character was revealed at the Westin Beijing Hotel.

Just 2 days after his 22nd birthday, Usain Bolt said that he was overwhelmed by the positive support and love shown to him by the Chinese people and wanted to say thank you by making a personal donation of US$ 50, 000 to the Red Cross Society of China.


The other side of the "Lightning Bolt"


"This donation is a gift from me to the children who have been victims of the earthquake in China's Sichuan Province. Some of these children have been seriously injured and may never be able to experience the joy of running or even dancing. It is a difficult time for them and I just hope I can help bring a smile to their face."


Bolt and the Miss World Zhang(white dress) in the charity conference



Bolt and the Miss World Zhang(white dress) in the charity conference


Bolt has invited six children to come to Jamaica next year for the World Beach Sprint in the hope that they can have a fun and exciting trip learn more about another culture. In support of Usain's gesture, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has offered the children a fun-filled holiday in Jamaica.


Bolt and his coach


Bolt holds the Olympic and world records for the 100 metres at 9.69 seconds, the 200 metres at 19.30 seconds and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay at 37.10 seconds, all set at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bolt became the first man to win all three events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man in history to set world records in all three at a single Olympics.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest humanitarian network. The Movement is neutral and impartial, and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.

The Movement is made up of almost 97 million volunteers, supporters, and staff in 186 countries.


Bolt and his girlfriend


By Zhenyu Li, staff writer for People's Daily online

Comments Related News
 
 Jennifer Aniston says no to plastic surgery
 Chinese president, IOC president attend Olympics closing ceremony
 David Beckham performs at closing ceremony (2)
 David Beckham performs at closing ceremony
 London stages eight-minute Olympic handover performance
 Final medal table at Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday, August 24
080910111213141516
171819202122232425
1 China 51 21 28 100
2 USA 36 38 36 110
3 Russia 23 21 28 72
4 Great Britain 19 13 15 47
5 Germany 16 10 15 41
6 Australia 14 15 17 46
Most Popular News
·Chinese netizens adore American gymnast Shawn Johnson
·Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games begins
·Usain Bolt donates to quake-hit area of China
·Beckham, Jimmy Page in Beijing Olympic handover to 2012 Games
·Russia wins rhythmic gymnastics team gold at Beijing Olympic Games
Latest Photos
The Other Side Of The \
The Other Side Of The "Lightning Bolt"
Chinese president, IOC president attends Beijing Olympics closing ceremony
Chinese president, IOC president attends Beijing Olympics closing ceremony
Popular Videos
Video: Frank Fredericks sends wishes to Liu Xiang by PDO
Video: Frank Fredericks sends wishes to Liu Xiang by PDO
Popular Features






 
Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved
 
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6486498.pdf