The first large-scale exhibition of Olympic-themed sculptures has been unveiled to promote the forthcoming sports extravaganza. Organised by the 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited and other sports bodies on the mainland, the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Tour Exhibition - Hong Kong showcases 110 Olympic sculptures created by artists from around the world. The works on display were chosen from more than 2,300 entries in a sculpture competition held by the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG). The sculptures celebrate athletic virtues such as endurance and determination. With many sculptures modelled on athletes in action on the field, the artists have successfully re-enacted memorable moments in Olympic history. Of the 110 works on show, one was sculpted by a Hong Kong artist, Lee Fu-wah. His sculpture One World One Dream portrays the classic five Olympic rings in an unusual manner, with the rings resembling meteors flitting across the sky. With the Olympics being held on Chinese soil for the first time, some artists chose to highlight ancient Chinese sports in their designs. The Millennial Dream - One Aim, by Liu Jinkai from Tianjin , fuses Chinese archery and western javelin throwing. Featuring a pair of age-old Chinese and western warriors aiming the same direction, the artwork captures the essence of the two sports. Besides enjoying the artworks, visitors can learn more about the upcoming Beijing Olympics from exhibition boards around the venue. The organisers hope the show will spark the public's interest in sports and the Olympics. 'Holding the Olympics is one of the proudest achievements of China in recent years. The 2008 Beijing Olympics will gather top athletes from around the world who will showcase their sports talents in front of a huge audience,' said Anita Kwok, deputy head (publicity) of the 2009 East Asian Games. 'Through the exhibition, we hope to showcase the essence of the Olympic spirit; the triumph of human strength over adversity and obstacles. The mixing of sports and culture in the show will also give a brand-new visual experience to visitors,' said Ms Kwok. The exhibition is at Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central until July 10. Admission is free.