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BOCOG Vice President Encourages Youngsters to Participate in Olympics
     "Youngsters are not only the future of our country, but also the future of the Olympic Movement,?said Vice President Jiang Xiaoyu of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) here in the morning of September 27, 2003.
     The Olympic Games enhance friendship and cultivate and carry forward our national spirit. To join such activities is of great importance for our young people, " Jiang said at the "Dynamic Beijing" open-air cultural and sports event held at Yuandadu Park in Beijing Saturday morning.
     Jiang said the BOCOG was working hard on preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, including the construction of stadiums and gyms, improvement of the cultural environment, so as to carry forward the Olympic spirit and display the spirit of Beijing youth.
     He told the young people attending the event: "In 2008, you will be the hosts of the Beijing Olympic Games. I hope that you will study and work hard to develop both physical strength and willpower and make a contribution to the Olympic Movement!"
     After the opening ceremony, Jiang watched Taekwondo and other performances by the young people.
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