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Olympic committee: China must wait 20 yrs to host again

(People's Daily)

12:46, September 23, 2011

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said China has become a popular host country for international sports competitions, but China has to wait at least 20 years to host another Olympic Games.

Rogge attended the 14th World Conference on Sports for All in Beijing, which kicked off on Sept. 22.

The success of the Beijing Olympics highlighted the city's many classic stadiums and talented people with the skill needed to organize international sports matches, Rogge said.

"Because of the strong organizational skill of the Chinese people, the international federations are willing to let China host competitions," he said.

Asked about when China can host another Olympic Games, Rogge said that many cities in China, like Shanghai and Guangzhou, have the ability to host the Game, but China should wait 20 years or even more years. Because it is a great occasion that belongs to the whole world, the IOC hopes people in every corner of the world will have chance to enjoy the glory of hosting the event.


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I regret that China will have to wait 20 years. The opening of the last olympics was simply the most spectacular, informative and beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. We recorded a portion of it the following day. Unfortunatly the commercial messages and commentary of the uninformed talking heads who host it only detract from the beauty of the entire scene. However we still show it to those of our friends who stop by and have never seen it. Without exception, each and every one were incredibly impressed, just as I was. Thank you.

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