Lenovo Olympic Partner logo Worldwide Partner of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay
On April 26th, 2007, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) in the presence of the International Olympic Committee, unveiled the Lenovo-designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch and announced Lenovo's role as a Worldwide Partner for the Olympic Torch Relay. As a Worldwide Partner, Lenovo will play a critical role in supporting the torch's progress around the world and throughout China, presenting an opportunity to introduce or reintroduce Lenovo to people worldwide. The Worldwide Partners for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay are Lenovo, Coca-Cola and Samsung. They are the highest tier sponsors of sponsorship program for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay and are granted a series of marketing rights and benefits related to the Torch Relay.

Olympic Torch Relay Route
Validated by IOC, the Olympic Flame will be lit in Olympia, Greece, according to tradition, on March 24, 2008. From March 24 - 30, the Torch Relay will travel across Greece, ending at the Panathinaiko Stadium — the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. After the handover ceremony in the stadium, the Olympic Flame will arrive in Beijing on March 31, 2008. In Beijing, a ceremony will be held for the arrival of the flame into China and Beijing Olympic Torch Relay will commence.
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Olympic Torch route

Olympic Torch design

Lenovo-designed Beijing 2008
Olympic Torch

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) attaches great importance to the Olympic Torch's design, and its unveiling is always a source of international attention. Since its inception in 1936, the Olympic Torch has come to represent the history and culture of its host country and city. Lenovo's design follows this tradition with a torch that represents the universal spirit of the Olympic Games, while drawing on traditional Chinese symbols and concepts.
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Olympic Torch notebook

Online Auction of Olympic Torch-Themed Notebook PCs will support Lenovo Hope Fund Partners
To mark the six-month countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Lenovo launched an online philanthropic program featuring a series of back-to-back, week-long auctions in 13 countries around the world. Several of the limited-edition "Cloud of Promise"-themed notebooks will be autographed by Lenovo Champions, and 100% of the proceeds will be distributed through the Lenovo Hope Fund.

6 February 2008
Lenovo Launches Global Olympic Philanthropic Campaign

5 February 2008
New Lenovo-Designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Components Unveiled

11 October 2007
Lenovo Announces 18 Finalist in Global Search for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torchbearers

7 August 2007
Lenovo Announces Philanthropic Campaign and 2008 Athlete Ambassadors

7 August 2007
Lenovo Searches for "New Thinkers" to Carry Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch

7 August 2007
Lenovo Completes Hardware Delivery for 2008 Olympic Games

26 April 2007
Lenovo-designed Olympic Torch for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Unveiled by Beijing Organizing Committee

26 March 2007
Lenovo Completes Second Massive Hardware Delivery to BOCOG Test Center on Eve of 500-day Countdown to Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

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