Hu inspects Games sailing venue in Qingdao

2008-07-21 00:03:46 GMT       2008-07-21 08:03:46 (Beijing Time)       China Daily

President Hu Jintao talks with a coach when he visits the Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province July 20, 2008. [Xinhua]

QINGDAO: President Hu Jintao visited the port city of Qingdao Sunday to inspect preparatory work for the 2008 Olympic Games' sailing event.

He praised the organizers for having cleared green algae that had invaded the venue.

At the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, Hu visited an exhibition on the event's preparatory work, and listened to reports on venue construction, organization, logistics and environmental protection.

Later, he visited a training center and talked with foreign athletes preparing for the Games there.

Two local companies, including home appliance firm, Haier Group, and a candle-maker, were also on his itinerary.

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