SI.com - Olympics - Beijing mayor vows 'high-caliber' Games - Saturday January 26, 2008 1:18PM Beijing's new mayor took office Saturday and promised the Summer Olympics would make China proud.Humm. Bob O'Connor was mayor and the Steelers won the Super Bowl. That was a quick score to a young term in office. Some five or six months later came the US Open at Oakmont. That was a rush -- for the mayor, of course. And, I understand that Oakmont is NOT in the 'city.'
In brief remarks to reporters after being appointed by the legislature, Mayor Guo Jinlong twice mentioned the Olympics in August, underscoring the event's importance to the city and China's Communist Party leadership.
Well, how about the guy who steps into the job in Beijing -- and the whole world is due to show up for the Olympics on August 8, 2008. This is sure to put a spotlight -- and pressure -- on the host city.
Of interest is the word to describe the pending games -- 'high-caliber. Gun laws aside, understand that they invented fireworks in China!