Special report: 2008 Olympic Games
BEIJING, Nov. 21 -- Some 740 volunteers have been trained for two forthcoming Good Luck Beijing sport events.
According to BOCOG's schedule, the newly-built National Indoor Stadium will hold the 2007 artistic gymnastics international invitational tournament from Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, and the 2007 trampoline gymnastics international invitational tournament from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. The events will be a test of how the venue and the management team are prepared for the next year's Olympic Games.
Attending separate lectures given by venue managers, experienced volunteers and the Olympic champions early this month, the volunteers were briefed on venue operations, competition information, marketing, firefighting, environment, accreditation and other matters related to the events.
Recently, they also underwent a training course to get familiarized with the structure, functions, layout and equipment of the venue and the workplace of different positions.
The volunteers passed separate examinations to prove that they have obtained sufficient knowledge and skills.
The volunteers come from Beijing's famous educational and medical institutions such as China Remin University, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Capital Institute of Physical Education, Beijing Second Foreign Language University and Beijing Friendship Hospital.
The 20,000 seat stadium is set to host gymnastics, trampoline and handball events in the 2008 Olympic Games.