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4OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEWCONTENTSOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENTJULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 200707FOREWORDBy IOC President Jacques Rogge.09EDITORIALIOC Director of Communications Giselle Davies introduces this issue's key features.10SNAPSHOTStunning images from Olympic sports, captured since the last edition of Olympic Review.15NEWSA review of the latest news and events from around the Olympic Movement.28BEIJING COUNTDOWNLatest news and reports from the sports on the programme for the Beijing 2008 Games.30GOING GREENSteven Maasstraces the development of the Olympic Movement's commitment to protecting the environment.38HOST TO HOSTImproving the world's environment, one Host Cityat a time.42A TOP PRIORITYThe Olympic Movement's worldwide partners are playing their part in making the Games as green as possible. 45OLYMPIC RESEARCH CORNERJoseph Tarradellasand Dominique Rosselargue that when it comes to sport, the environmentand sustainable development, actions speak louder than words. 48PÁL SCHMITT Q&AThe chairman of the IOC Sport and Environment Commissionreflects on the OlympicMovement's environmental initiatives and evolutions for the future. 50PICTURE PERFECTAn ambitious project to modernise The Olympic Picture Librarywill showcase the rich history of the Games to a vast, new audience. 62LIFTING ABOVE THEIR WEIGHTTwo Olympic Solidarityscholarship holders from Polynesia hoping to strike gold in Beijing.64SPORTSPROFILESWith less than a year to go to Beijing 2008, we put the spotlight on a further five sports on theprogramme - equestrian, rowing, table tennis, volleyball and weightlifting.74 MYGAMESDeng Yaping recalls her experiences winning gold medals in both Seoul and Barcelona. 77 PAST EXCERPTPierre de Coubertin passed away 70 years ago this September. Our past excerpt reports on how Coubertin's heart was laid to rest at a moving ceremony at Olympia. 78OBITUARIESOlympic Review pays tribute to former Olympians and figures from the Olympic Movement.81BOOKREVIEWSShowcasing the latest Olympic-related publications.