CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Chinese Olympic culture on show in London

08-02-2012 13:37 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

Watch Video

Play Video

All eyes are on the Olympic Games right now in London! Now there's nothing like the spirit that the Games brings to us all. Not only is it a stage for sports, but it's also a platform that showcases the world's cultures, drawing the globe in a little closer together.

On China's end, an exhibition was recently held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, which expressed Chinese artists' understanding of the Olympics.

Flying above the Chinese Olympic landmark - the Bird's Nest, is a Greek goddess painted in traditional Chinese water-ink. The goddess is a symbol of victory on the medals of the London Games.

Also on display are bronze statues of men and maidens on horse-back, playing old-fashioned polo during the Tang Dynasty. First appearing in East Han Dynasty, polo was once the most popular sports game in China.

Martin Roth, director of Victoria & Albert museum, says, "It's very well done that you take for the Olympic Games. It's kind of overview, different paintings, different artpieces, that reflects sports an cultures the same time."

Showing up at the exhibition are members of the International Olympic Committee. At the opening ceremony, Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. spoke highly of the exhibition.

Juan Antonio Samaranch JR, IOC member, says, "Fantastic exhibition, remarkable."

The exhibition runs to this Sunday and after that it will begin its tour throughout China.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program