The Shanghai Sports Administration received a second batch of
donations for its planned Shanghai Sports Museum yesterday, to mark
the 200-day countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games.
Nine people donated 22 artifacts of ancient and modern times to
the museum, which is scheduled to open by 2010.
"All the donations are very precious sports relics, and some of
them date back to before 1845," said Yu Chen, head of the Shanghai
"Although some artifacts don't look prominent at first sight,
every one of them has long history and cultural value," said Yu,
who is also director of the preparatory committee of the Shanghai
A picture donated by Zhou
Minghui, featuring his father Zhou Yuyu (second right) at the
Berlin Olympics in 1936.
The donations include a photograph album containing pictures of
Chinese athletes taking part in the 11th Summer Olympics Games held
in Berlin in 1936.
The album was donated by Zhou Minghui, son of the walking race
athlete Zhou Yuyu who took part in the Berlin Olympics in 1936.
"My father was one of the four Chinese athletes competing in the
athletics of the Berlin Olympic Games," said Zhou Minghui.
"The photograph album has been kept at my home for nearly 72
years, and when my father passed away in 1994, his wish was to
donate the treasures.
As his father's wishes, Zhou also donated the cloth of his
competing number - 112.
Jiang Shiqi, descendant of Shen Siliang who was leader of the
Chinese delegation taking part in the Los Angeles Olympic Games in
1932, also donated a copper purse plated with silver, which was
sent to Shen as a present by the organizing committee of the 1936
(Shanghai Daily January 22, 2008)