Olympic champion forum to hold two-day discuss in Peking University
www.chinaview.cn 2008-08-03 18:54:54   Print

Special report: 2008 Olympic Games

    BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- What makes a champion? The Olympic champion forum will discuss it in a two-day duration in the Peking University with many sports and culture VIPs having been invited.

    The forum was initiated by Professor Allan Snyder from the Center for the Mind of the University of Sydney before the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, aiming at exploring the keys to success so as to promote the self-fashioning and growth of the youth.

    As one of the most important cultural events before the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the forum, scheduled to be held in the PKU Hall on Monday and Tuesday, is fully supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 29th Olympic Games (BOCOG).

    The honorable guests having been invited to the Beijing forum include former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, former Secretary of State of the United States Henry Kissinger, world famous composer Tan Dun and Weiming Tu, professor of Harvard University and world famous scholar on Chinese History and Philosophy and Confucian Studies.

    Also there will show up the forum's initiator Snyder, president of the Peking University Xu Zhihong, and culture and sports celebrities, like Olympic champions Yang Yang A of speed skating, diver Gao Min and Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman.

    The closing ceremony of the forum, also in the PKU Hall on Tuesday, will present one of the Meet in Beijing-2008 Culture Eventis, featuring over 20 world-famous Chinese musicians together to interpret Chinese culture with their own perspectives in the concert.

Editor: Xinhuanet
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