IOC Makes Donation to Earthquake Relief and Recovery Efforts
The donation will be channeled through BOCOG, the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games, who will distribute support to the appropriate relief organisations. "I feel deeply for those affected and join in solidarity with the people of China," said IOC President Jacques Rogge. "This appears to be a major disaster, the scale of which is only just becoming apparent. We send our deepest felt condolences to the victims and their families."