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  1. Long-awaited Olympic logo to be revealed

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's history, but the shape of the winning design is a well-kept secret. Representatives of the Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ... sponsors for aeronautical, motoring, chemical, insurance and technology services that would feature at the Games, organising committee officials said yesterday. Olympics officials declined ...

  2. 2008 Games to start two weeks later

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fearing the effects of a sizzling summer, Beijing organisers persuade the Olympics committee to push back its dates Beijing's 2008 Olympics will be postponed by two weeks because ... organising committee had been pushing for a three-week postponement. The Games were originally scheduled to be held from July 25 to August 10, but the International Organising Committee (IOC) ...

  3. Paris leads in Games race

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Paris is the current favourite to win the race to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, according to leading sports industry executives. Research by ArkSports Limited found ... the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver in Canada will mean that New York won't be awarded the 2012 Olympics, but Hamilton in Canada might still given the 2010 Commonwealth Games. 'The ...

  4. Organisers line up Olympic sponsors

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... budgeted US$1.63 billion for the games and estimates that it will secure US$1.65 billion in funding. However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently advised the Chinese capital ... Jiang Xiaoyu, president of Beijing's Olympic Organising Committee. 'We are confident we can run the Olympics successfully. We are encouraged by enterprises all over the world that have ...

  5. Security experts discuss potential terror threats to the Olympics

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... terrorist threats that Beijing could face during the 2008 Olympic Games. Security issues were a major concern as the capital prepared to host the event, a spokesman for the organising committee ... four general issues: Olympic security, medical crises, emergency management and international co-operation in countering terrorism. Some sessions also focused on issues such as handling suicide ...

  6. Big sell of Olympics set to begin

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of how companies, both domestic and foreign, can become sponsors, suppliers and licensees. The International Olympic Committee in Switzerland has already signed up nine major global sponsors. ... global brands have so far signed up with the International Olympic Committee to sponsor both the Winter Games in Turin in 2006 and the Beijing Games. They are US firms Coca-Cola, Kodak, General ...

  7. Olympic tickets to be sold in package deals

    Posted Nov 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... committee, said that although the committee was responsible for planning ticket sales for the Olympics, no official announcement had been made on the issue. 'We are still finalising our ... on the International Organising Committee, praised the overall organisation and financing of the 2008 Games, which he said was being done in such a way as to avoid draining government coffers. To date, ...

  8. Beijing takes the wraps off its Olympics logo

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The logo was unveiled by Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National People's Congress, and Hein Verbruggen, chairman of the co-ordination commission of the International Olympic Committee, who ... was broadcast live on four state television channels including the English-language CCTV9, and two radio stations, China Radio International and China National Radio. The Beijing organising committee ...

  9. Beijing gets kudos for its financing of Olympics

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Committee, said Beijing's organisers were creating 'Olympic history' by seeking out investors for its staging of the event and offering public tender contracts to build and run venues ... projects: the National Swimming Centre, the Olympic Village, the Conference Centre, the Beijing Rural Horseracing Centre and the National Gymnasium. The director of the committee's policy ...

  10. The race is on for sponsors to foot huge Olympic bill

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the fundraising process. Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already garnered nine 'top partners' for the Beijing Olympics - and also the Winter Games in Turin, Italy ... committee. 'China is a developing nation. The Olympics isn't only an event symbolising peace, culture and sports exchange. It is also an event that will help China grow economically ...




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