BEIJING -- The slogan for the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be
"One World, One Dream."
This slogan "embodies the common aspiration of the 1.3 billion
Chinese people in establishing a world of peace and better
future," said Liu Qi, president of Beijing's Olympics organizing
The slogan was chosen from 210,000 proposals in Chinese, French,
Spanish, Portuguese and other languages, Liu said.
Chinese Cabinet member Li Changchun announced the slogan at a
gala in the city's Worker's Stadium featuring breakdancers,
basketball players performing with a military band, and television
celebrities. The ceremony was televised live.
Also Sunday, China started construction of its 160-acre Olympic
Village, where 16,000 athletes and officials will live during the
games. It is to be completed by the end of 2007, organizers said.