国际奥委会主席:奥运会对中国是一个里程碑 IOC Chief: Olympics a Milestone for China

04 August, 2008

国际奥林匹克委员会主席罗格说,他相信历史会将北京奥运会看作是中国令人瞩目的变革中的一个重要里程碑。罗格星期一在北京奥运开幕前的一个仪式上说,他深信,北京奥运会将为中国留下一份伟大的遗产。

罗格说,中国作为奥运会的东道国,打开了全球人口最多国家的窗口。他说,他希望北京奥运会将能够帮助中国医治造成大规模死伤的四川大地震的创伤。

罗格还说,中国为奥运会新建的机场航站楼、高速公路和公园将改善生活质量,并有助于中国未来多年的发展。尽管罗格给予赞扬,但是北京奥运会预计将在今后数周内在很多方面带来挑战。

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says he believes history will view the Beijing Olympics as a "milestone in China's remarkable transformation."

Speaking today (Monday) in Beijing at a pre-Olympic ceremony, Rogge says he is confident the games will leave a great legacy for China.

Rogge says China's role as Olympic host has opened a window to the world's most populous nation. He says he hopes the Olympics will help China heal after its devastating losses from the deadly, massive earthquake in Sichuan.

Rogge also says the construction of new airport terminals, highways and parks for the Games, will improve the quality of life and contribute to China's development for years to come. Despite Rogge's praises, the Games are expected to bring challenges on many fronts in the weeks ahead.