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Friday, 14 October 2005

Rogge Backs China

The IOC President, Jacques Rogge, has given his support to China winning the most medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


"The results that you achieved at the Athens Olympics last year have shown Chinese sports is really getting to the top.

I would not be surprised if China leads the medals count in 2008 Olympics in Beijing

In the 2004 Athens Olympics, China came third in the medals league after the USA and Russia with 32 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze.

Rogge is on a six day tour of China, and has met with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

President Hu is quoted as saying:

"China will fulfill its promise and spare no efforts for a high-level Olympic Games in 2008."

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