Beijing's 2008 Olympic Game
officials have announced that
they wont be partnering with any alcohol or tobacco related
companies, or any company that is not environmentally-friendly, a
Beijing-based newspaper reported today.
The admission cost of being an exclusive partner to the Games is
41 million yuan (US$5.13 million), to be an ordinary partner it
costs 16 million yuan, the Olympic organizing committee disclosed
"The Beijing Olympic Games plans to recruit over a 100
franchisers," said Tang Yonghong, an official of the committee.
The organizing committee stands to make US$1.63 billion via the
event, with over US$300 million to US$400 million earned from the
development of its domestic and foreign markets.
"With thousands of athletes, Olympic officials and visitors
expected to rush to the city for the Games, we are in great need of
bus services," Li Zhiquan, another official from the committee,
(Shanghai Daily May 27, 2006)