INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI
Report from Xia Xuezhen Secretary General Chinese Water Ski Association
Dear officials and skiers:
Following the closing of the 2000 Olympic Games on October 1, 2000, many
activities for the Chinese Olympic Delegation will be arranged in Beijing
October 15, which will surely draw much attention of the Chinese people,
and high position officials.
We are now trying to include our tournament as part of the Beijing’s
for 2008 Olympic Games and we have received positive replies from Beijing
Olympic Bidding Committee.
However, the officials of the Committee request
fix an appropriate time for the water ski event so that thorough
are possible, and as a part of bidding activities, it should be a great
and draw much attention from the government officials, media and people.
It is the first time for Beijing to hold an international water ski
in which many world top jump skiers will participate. We wish to make it a
complete success so that we may leave on all people from the central
Beijing Municipal Government, Media agencies, etc. a deep impression about
The tournament’s success will also help to our effort of including
skiing into the Olympics if Beijing is the next host of the Olympic Games.
For the above reasons, we decide to postpone the date of our tournament to
October 20 –22. The schedule will be as follows:October 18 – Arrival.
October 19 – Training.October 20 – Opening ceremony.
October 21 – Preliminary round.October 22 – Final round.October 23 –
The daytime temperature during the tournament will be around 18?, while the
water temperature will be around 16?.
We appreciate your understanding for the change.
If you have further questions, please contact us immediately.
Xia Xuezhen Secretary General Chinese Water Ski Association
For any further information please feel free
to contact the IWSF Headquarters.
CP 5537 BO22
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