Tunisian Olympic official hails Beijing Games as "most successful" in history

  2008-08-24 15:49:05 GMT    2008-08-24 23:49:05 (Beijing Time)    Xinhua

    TUNISIA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Olympic Games is the "best and most successful" in history, a senior official of Tunisian Olympic Committee said here on Sunday.

    The Chinese government and people have done their best to prepare for the great event, Secretary-general Amar Ghouila told Xinhua in a telephone interview soon after he returned home from Beijing.

    The official, who has attended six Olympic Games, said the Beijing Games excels in all aspects including venues, equipment and services.

    He said that during its stay in Beijing, the Tunisian delegation has witnessed the friendliness and hospitality of the Chinese people and the experience would become an unforgettable memory for all the athletes.

    Ghouila also noted Tunisia won its first Olympic swimming gold medal during the Beijing Games, which has thrilled the north African country and its Arab neighbors.