As the staunch force of Beijing Olympics’ huge army of volunteers, the younger volunteers had tested themselves to the extreme both physically and spiritually in August 2008.
On the night of August 24, the closing day of the Olympics, 12 volunteer representatives accepted bouquets at the Bird's Nest. This was the first time in the Olympic history to show thanks to the volunteers in a way that was akin to coronation.
The volunteers from the Beijing University of Technology filled in a questionnaire a few days ago. One of the questions went like this: “What do you think is the most memorable thing in the Beijing Olympic Games?” Ruan Tao, a sophomore, answered, “It was the spirit of mutual help among us volunteers–the Olympic Games was indeed a good chance for us to bring that spirit into full play.”