"We are confident" that the "soft" environment of the Beijing
Olympic Games will meet the needs of the Olympic Games, President
of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX
Olympiad Liu Qi said in a recent interview.
Liu, also secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the
Communist Party of China, made the remarks while attending the
fifth session of the tenth National People's Congress Tuesday
BOCOG and the Chinese government attach great importance to the
safety of the food supply for the Games and have set up a special
coordination group for that purpose, Liu said. Just how good the
food safety system is will be seen during the "Good Luck Beijing"
series events, which will be inaugurated in the second half of the
year, he said.
After the Games are over, the system will be used to improve the
food safety of China's capital. Beijing's capacity to stage large
sporting events, city operations and services, and working
standards will also benefit from the Games and be part of the
city's Olympic legacy. Meanwhile, one hopes the preparation of the
Games will bring a large number of young talents to the fore.
(BOCOG March 8, 2007)