President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge
has prefaced the 3rd issue 'One World, One Dream' of the
"On 8 August 2008, the people of Beijing and China will invite
the world's citizens to celebrate 'One World, One Dream'," Rogge
wrote in the preface of the issue, which belongs to a special
"Olympic Series" dedicated to Beijing Olympics.
"This will be the first time that China has hosted the Olympic
Games, and this historic occasion will be a landmark in the rest of
the world's discovery of this wonderful and fascinating
"This greater exposure of China to the world will undoubtedly
help promote increased openness and understanding over the coming
years. Under the leadership of its President, Liu Qi, and with the
support of the Chinese people, the Beijing Organizing Committee
(BOCOG) is preparing Olympic Games of a very high quality with a
special Chinese flavor.
"I am now looking forward to seeing that day when Beijing will
welcome the athletes of the world for a unique celebration of 'One
World, One Dream'," he wrote.
The second issue of the series 'Olympics and China' was
published in August last year.
(Xinhua News Agency October 17, 2006)