What they say

Updated: 2015-08-01 07:25

(China Daily)

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What they say

"Beijing has won the chance to host the Winter Olympic Games. That's because we trust the capacity of the Chinese people."

Jacques Rogge, honorary president of the International Olympic Committee and former IOC president

"I hope Beijing will embrace a better environment, making the temporary amazing blue skies that appeared during the APEC meetings (in November) a long-lasting situation in the capital. As a resident, I will work hard to support Olympic events and contribute to my capital. After graduation, I will continue to work on activities related to the Olympics."

Wang Dong, student at the Beijing Institute of Technology

What they say

"It was the right decision to give the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Beijing. I believe we will make great progress in developing winter sports, and the IOC will also be happy to see these sports given a better opportunity to develop in China."

Wu Ching-kuo, IOC member from Taipei

What they say

"I thought it was an impossible dream to see my country host a Winter Olympics, but it did come true. The long-cherished dream of our winter-sports lovers has come true today. I am proud of loving figure skating and proud of my country. I hope the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and Zhangjiakou can promote winter sports in the whole country, attracting more people and increasing our capability in winter sports competition as well. But moreover, it's a good opportunity to improve the lifestyle of the public, making it healthier."

Tong Jian, China's figure skating pairs world champion

What they say

"So great is our country. We will forever remember the moment when we got the chance to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. When (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced that Beijing was the winner, a new world stage opened to us. We had hosted a successful Olympic Games in 2008. Like then, when the world gave us an opportunity, we will present it with a miracle."

Xu Mengtao, China's freestyle skiing aerials world champion

(China Daily 08/01/2015 page2)