From new development activities to pulling in the spotlight, the Olympics will lastingly affect China. For the PRC authority and most Chinese, the July 13, 2001 International Olympic Committee (IOC) declaration that Beijing would have the 2008 Olympic Games denoted China’s development as a noteworthy worldwide player. Similarly as the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics impelled Japan and South Korea onto the worldwide stage, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will be China’s “turning out” party—an occasion that grandstands China’s development into an incredible monetary and, to a lesser degree, political power. As PRC Premier Wen Jiabao noted on April 24 this year, the Beijing Olympics present an open door for China to demonstrate the world how “law based, open, socialized, well disposed, and agreeable” it is.
The 2008 Olympics will be among the most extensive at any point held, with 16 days of rivalry from August 8 to 24 of every 28 sports inside 37 fields for 302 gold decorations. Notwithstanding Beijing, six different urban areas will have Olympic occasions—Hong Kong; Qingdao, Shandong; Qinhuangdao, Hebei; Shanghai; Shenyang, Liaoning; and Tianjin—making the Olympics a national occasion.
China has grasped the essential goals of the Olympics with its own motto, “One World, One Dream,” and has broadly advanced a green and innovative Olympics. To get ready for the games, China put almost $40 billion in framework alone from 2002 to 2006, changed the cityscape of Beijing, made national stars out of PRC Olympic bosses, for example, high hurdler Liu Xiang and stage jumper Guo Jingjing—and made an incredible feeling of fervor and expectation among general society.
Besides, the Olympics have affected Beijing’s monetary advancement, condition, and the development of the nation’s promoting, TV, Internet, cell phone, clean vitality, and sports areas. Expanding on 30 years of financial change and opening and on the considerable monetary effect of China’s 2001 World Trade Organization (WTO) passage, the energy encompassing the games is pulling huge numbers of these divisions onto the worldwide bleeding edge.
Building another Beijing
Subsequent to winning the offer to have the 2008 Olympics, China started a gigantic seven-year exertion to meet IOC’s requesting conditions for the games. Having investigated before Olympic games, specifically the Sydney and Atlanta games, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) started the colossal errand of making a framework that could bolster such a huge game. To incorporate the exercises of key focal government services, the Beijing Municipal Government, and BOCOG, the PRC government made an abnormal state working gathering coordinated by then-Executive Vice Premier Li Lanqing and, since March 2008, by Xi Jinping, PRC VP and number six in the Politburo Standing Committee.
As Michael Payne, who filled in as IOC’s top advertiser for over 20 years, wrote in Olympic Turnaround, China perceived that a basic factor in making an effective Olympics would be cautious coordination among IOC, BOCOG, and the host city. China considered the case of the Atlanta games, where coordination between the working panel and the regional government was poor, as indicated by Payne. To guarantee better coordination, BOCOG was staffed fundamentally with Beijing Municipal Government authorities and General Administration of Sports specialists, and was driven by Beijing Party Secretary Liu Qi and afterward Mayor (presently Vice Premier) Wang Qishan.
The Beijing Olympics Action Plan, reported by BOCOG President Liu Qi in March 2002, commanded not just clearing intends to fabricate arenas and offices for the Olympics, yet a makeover of Beijing itself. In actualizing the arrangement, Beijing bent over backward to submit to worldwide offering principles and to keep away from bias. It likewise forced the format of IOC’s worldwide Olympic projects onto the Beijing Olympic program. A portion of the activities where China has contributed to get ready for the games incorporate the accompanying:
China arranged (now and again, with outside modelers) and fabricated the Olympic Park and the 37 arenas and settings that will have Olympic occasions. These incorporate 32 structures in Beijing—19 new and 13 revamped—and scenes in five other Chinese urban areas—a cruising focus in Qingdao and soccer arenas in Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Shenyang, and Shanghai. China likewise developed 59 preparing focuses and framework ventures for the Paralympic Games, to be held in Beijing in September 2008 after the Olympics. Beijing’s arenas, specifically the National Stadium (or “Winged creature’s Nest”), are best in class and all around structured, and they will be accessible for utilize long after the games are finished.