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  • Events | 8 January, 2013 (12:14)

    Inside the Chinese Machine – The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

    Ever wanted to go deep inside the halls of power in Beijing and experience what it is really like after the media leaves a press conference? There was no more pressured environment than China’s hosting the 2008 Games of the XXIX Olympiad and FCCC member and author Jeff Ruffolo takes us into a forbidden world to tell us what it was like. Jeff experienced it all from the “Chinese side”; the aftermath of the Sichuan Earthquake; the “banning” of the Bible in the Olympic Village and so much more.

    Jan 15 (Tuesday)
    TIME: 2-3:30pm
    VENUE: American Center for Educational Exchange, Suite 2801, Jingguang Center, Hu Jia Lou, Chaoyang District, phone: (010) 6597-3242
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members
    REGISTRATION: at fcccadmin@gmail.com until Jan 14, 3pm. If you are planning to bring a recording device, please say so in your reservation note. Unannounced recording devices will not be allowed in. Please bring your passport or photo ID.

    Jeff Ruffolo served as the Senior Expert Media and Communications for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee and was involved in every controversial issue facing the Games organizers.
    He also served as the Executive Advisor for The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in Doha, Qatar. Jeff is a three-time Summer Olympic Sportscaster for Westwood One Radio at the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Games and is currently Senior Counsel to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Jeff is the author of “Inside the Beijing Olympics”, a first-person novel.