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IOC President Jacques Rogge visits Nanjing 2014 Committee


Impressive Progress

IOC President Jacques Rogge visits Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee

NANJING, China - January 29, 2013 - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge visited the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) today, proclaiming “impressive progress” has been made in preparations for next year’s Youth Olympic Games.

During his visit to Nanjing, President Rogge toured the NYOGOC headquarters and met with NYOGOC staff, volunteers and junior consultants to offer words of encouragement and inspiration. In addition, President Rogge held meetings with senior executives of NYOGOC including Mr. Luo Zhijun, General Secretary of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Honorary President of NYOGOC and Mr. Li Xueyong, President of NYOGOC and Governor of Jiangsu Province.

A tour was also arranged for President Rogge to the Youth Olympic Village construction site and a model of one of the rooms where more than 4,000 athletes and visiting team officials will stay during the Games.

The development of the Youth Olympic Village is well ahead of schedule.

The Youth Olympic Village is being constructed in an environmental friendly manner. To decrease its carbon footprint, energy-saving technologies and materials were applied during construction, allowing rainwater to be collected for reuse. The Youth Olympic Games Village will become a local neighborhood community following the Games including apartments, school and kindergarten.

Prior to departing Nanjing, President Rogge held a press conference with Yang Weize, General Secretary of CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee and Executive President of NYOGOC.

Mr. Yang said, “We warmly welcome President Rogge's visit to Nanjing which shows the IOC's attention and support for Nanjing 2014 YOG. All of the preparatory work has been well organized and is being pushed forward smoothly. We are no doubt that Nanjing will host a wonderful and memorable YOG and fulfill its commitments to both the IOC and the international community”.

President Rogge added that, “thanks to the tremendous efforts of the talented NYOGOC team, impressive progress has been made. I have absolutely no doubt that the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be a great success and inspire young people from cities, nations and around the world to become more active in sport.”

About The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games

The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (www.nanjing2014.org) will take place in Nanjing in August 2014 and will bring together more than 3,800 young athletes from more than 200 countries and regions. Following the 28 sports on the Olympic programme, athletes will take part in high level competition and off the field of play will be able to take part in a series of cultural and educational activities.

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