Organizers of the Special Summer Olympic Games said on Thursday
that they will deliver brilliant opening and closing
"In the ceremonies, artists from China and abroad will introduce
China to the world," said Gu Shuhang, a public relations official
with the organizers.
Co-directed by Chinese and foreign directors, the opening
ceremony consists of an overture and four chapters.
"The four chapters will stand for the four spirits of Special
Olympics -- Courage, Sharing, Skills and Pleasure," Gu
American Don Mischer, the leading producer of the foreign side,
said the opening ceremony will be integrated with Chinese and
"The opening ceremony will be impressing, showing the charm of
the combination of cultures from China and abroad, and the features
of Special Olympic Games," said Mischer, who directed the Atlanta
Olympic Games in 1996, Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002 and
has won Emmy Awards 13 times.
The Special Olympics will run from October 2 to 11 in Shanghai,
which will host more than 10,000 athletes and coaches from 163
nations and regions.
(Xinhua News Agency August 2, 2007)