Olympic village welcomes sailors

The arrival of Olympic sailing teams reached its peak this week as sailors from 42 countries and regions had checked in to Qingdao Olympic sailing center on Monday – just ten days before the opening of the Beijing Olympics. According to Qingdao Olympic Sailing Committee, at least 295 sailors had arrived.

They added that a total of 400 sailors from 62 countries and regions – including Britain, China, Dominica, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Slovenia – had registered for the sailing events, making it one of the most eagerly anticipated.