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Olympic athletes receive honors


Source: | 09-30-2008 08:52

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Special Report:   Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

The country's Olympic and Paralympic champions have been honored at the Great Hall of the People. Top leaders including President Hu Jintao thanked them for their success.

Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the awarding meeting for people who made outstanding contributions to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 29, 2008.(Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
Chinese President Hu Jintao addresses the awarding 
meeting for people who made outstanding contributions
to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics at the Great
Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on 
Sept. 29, 2008.(Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

For a month and a half, the hearts and souls of all Chinese people were bound together as the Olympic and Paralympic games inspired the nation.

On Monday morning, President Hu Jintao, Chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao and other top leaders paid tribute to outstanding figures who epitomize the diligence and shining achievements behind the games.

The awarding meeting for people who made outstanding contributions to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 29, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
The awarding meeting for people who made outstanding 
contributions to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics is
held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital
of China, on Sept. 29, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

President Hu Jintao said, "To hold a successful Olympic and Paralympic games was China's solemn promise to the world. China spent seven years preparing for the games. And the success of the games has greatly upheld the Olympic spirit of unity, friendship and peace. It has also promoted mutual understanding among people all over the world. The slogan 'One World, One Dream' was echoed all across the world. And the Chinese people have realized a century-old aspiration through their perseverance and relentless efforts."