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IOC Chief: 2008 Beijing Games to Improve Human Rights in China

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge says the 2008 Games in Beijing will help to improve human rights in China.

The IOC president was in Montreal, Monday to make his first visit to Canada since Vancouver won the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics. While he had praise for Vancouver organizers, Mr. Rogge also said he thinks the Summer Games in Beijing will have a positive effect on China. He said the IOC has clearly told the Chinese leadership that the Olympic body wants human rights to be respected during the Games.

The IOC chief also said the Olympic movement has heard from Chinese people themselves, who believe the Olympic Games will help to accelerate social change in their country.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.