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Dynamic Cities (12 Jun 2008)


Producer: Fung Ka Leung The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held soon. People in Beijing are in full swing to expecting the great event. At the same time, in the coastal city, Qingdao, a breeze of sailing is starting to blow.Several years ago, there were no sailing scenes at the beautiful coastline in Qingdao. Today, since Qingdao co-hosts the Olympic sailing events, more and more people go sailing during holidays. The city also becomes a sailing capital. As the Government promotes the Olympic sailing events enthusiastically, people are more interested in the sport. Clubs for sailing and windsurfing are founded. Wen Yuzhao used to be a rowing athlete. He owns one of the clubs. Koga Tomohiko from Japan also came to Qingdao, working as a sailing coach. The 2007 Qingdao International Regatta was held at earlier time, which attracted sports lovers like Zhou Qing and the Li Xiaowei couple to participate as volunteers.The Qingdao Municipal Government not only promotes the sport, but also improves its hardware. Zang Aimin, Vice Mayor of Qingdao and Executive Vice President of the Sailing Sub-Committee, said that the Government had speeded up the construction of the ports and highways and other infrastructure projects in order to meet the international standard. It also implemented a number of community redevelopment plans.Also being a co-host city, Hong Kong has begun the promotion campaign for the Beijing Olympics and the equestrian events. People would see the Olympic-promoting banners in the streets. Olympic-themed lights were lid during Christmas. The government and the community both organized their own Olympic events. Qingdao has raised its canvas for the sailing events, whilst Hong Kong will also bring up the equestrian heat soon.

Glamour of sports: Events capital
Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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