515 CULTURAL WORKS ON SAILING TO BE DISPLAYED IN EAST CHINA'S QINGDAO

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QINGDAO, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- Visitors will have an opportunity to view 515

pieces of excellent works on navigation culture from around the world during a

16-day exhibition at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Museum, East China''s Shandong

Province.

The works include 211 posters divided into 14 groups from Kiel Week in

Germany, the Brest Maritime Festival in France, the World Match Racing Tour, the

Bermuda Race Argo Group Gold Cup Regatta, as well as picture albums, souvenirs

and photos, which were created for important international sailing events.

The Lausanne Olympic Museum has provided their precious collections, posters

of 19 Olympic sailing regattas.

These works are a demonstration of the development and evolution of modern

sailing in different parts of the world, according to the organizing committee.

The exhibition kicks off from Aug 20 to Sept 4, in conjuction with the third

Qingdao International sailing week.

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SAILING-CULTURE 2 (LAST) QINGDAO

It would provide sailing lovers an opportunity to enjoy excellent cultural

works and ideas on sailing from different background, said Zang Aimin, vice

chairman of Qingdao Major International Sailing Events (Festivals) organizing

committee, during the opening ceremony of the exhibition of excellent cultural

works on international sailing and all previous olympic sailing regattas.

Qingdao, a coastal city in east China''s Shandong Province, was the venue of

sailing events of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Goran Petersson, president of International Sailing Federation (ISAF),and

representatives of sailing association from countries including Malaysia,

Europe, Australia, Russia, Korea and Japan were also invited to witness the

opening ceremony.

As one of the world''s popular sports which expresses passion and dreams,

sailing has become Qingdao''s symbol of the city, and a patform for international

culture exchanges, said Zang, who is also a member of the Qingdao Municipal

standing committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC).

The exhibition is co-sponsored by the World Union of Olympic Cities (UMVO),

World Olympic Museum Network, Beijing Olympic City Development Association

(BODA) and Qingdao municipal government.

-- BERNAMA

NCY AO

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