|8月28日下午，国际奥委会举办新闻发布会。国际奥委会主席托马斯•巴赫(Thomas Bach )发表精彩总结|
August 28th afternoon, the International Olympic Committee held a press conference. The Presidentof the International Olympic Committee Mr. Thomas Bach said that the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games had many great experience, and it was a successful and exceptional event!
Mr. Bach concluded the event from four aspects. Firstly, the organization of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Organizing Committee was very thorough. Transportation, venues and related services were running smoothly during the entire period. Secondly, the volunteerswere professional, friendly and efficient.Their smiles left great impressions to all visitors. Thirdly, the Games set a high bar for sustainability features. Fourthly, it was all about innovation. Although the athlete and visitor groups were extremely diverse and mixed, the committee was able to provide essential services to all participants from different countries, cultures andbackgrounds.
In the journalist question session, he was asked about his favorite venues, he said that he was very impressed by the Youth Olympic Village. “The Youth Olympic Village is the core component of any Youth Olympic Games, I like to see athletes around the world interact in the Youth Olympic Village, there were more than 600,000 people interacted on the social media platforms. Many felt enjoyable in the village.”
At the opening ceremony, many young people learnt the self-photographing from Mr. Bach. He said: “I did not think my own behavior at the opening ceremony could make such big impact on China’s 450 million young people. I took pictures for myself, and many athletes also took pictures with me in the Youth Olympic Village, and then they sent the pictures around the world. Sharing the self-photographing pictures is such pleasant experience for me.”
“What will the Youth Olympic Games bring to Nanjing?” Mr. Bach answered: “Nanjing Youth Olympic Games will leave great legacy to the citizens of Nanjing. First of all, the Youth Olympic venues can be used for future generations, not only create invaluable benefits to Nanjing city, but also to the whole Jiangsu Province. Secondly, through this event, athletes and volunteers around the world made friendly connections with each other, more young people learn about Nanjing, about China; at the same time, more Chinese people understood and interacted with the world.