Beijing full of confidence at 500 day mark

Beijing is full of confidence at the 500 day mark to the Olympics in making the games successful and profitable.
“We are absolutely confident that the Beijing Olympics will make profits,” said Liu Qi, president of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG), during an interview with Xinhua on the eve of the 500-day countdown. Source
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