IOC Donates To Relief In Sichuan Province
IOC President Jacques Rogge presents a cheque for $4 million to the Earthquake Relief Fund for China's battered Sichaun region. The earthquake on 12 May 2008 killed almost 70 000 people and left 18 000 missing. Rogge hopes that the funds will help reconstruct their homeland and that survivors will find inspiration in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. This amount combines with another $4 million in donations for a total of $8 million in earthquake relief.