BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- "It's the color our Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team likes," said Dave Hopkinson, chief commercial officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, when he received a red necktie as a gift from Li Yingchuan, vice-secretary general of Beijing's Winter Olympic Bid Committee.
Hopkinson visited the Beijing bid committee while attending the APEC meeting in the city. Hopkinson also sent the committee two Toronto Maple Leafs team jerseys emblazoned with "Beijing 2022" to show his support for Beijing's efforts. Li briefed Hopkinson on the progress of Beijing's bid and the development of winter sports in China, expressing his hope for more support and help from the international community. (Source: china.org.cn)