Wednesday, September 15, 2010

2013 World Winter Games in Korea

My sincere gratitude is extended to Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, my fellow Board Directors, who are in Seoul, Korea today to announce the location of the next Special Olympics World Winter Games. My brother-in-law, Governor Schwarzenegger, and actress Zhang Ziyi were also present for this amazing announcement. We are so excited that Korea will help us unite the world in 2013!


  1. Zhang Ziyi is suspected of embezzling the Charity fund she collected for 2008 China Earthquake victims. The Chinese public has been questioning her for over 7 months. Up till today, she still didn't disclose the audit report of her foundation and the fund raising activities she hosted in 2008. Please remove her from your ambassador list. She is embarrassing the name of SO and Kennedy family.

  2. Oh, no, Zhang Ziyi. Where is the money she collected in 2008? She's lier. Get away from her, Tim.

  3. what makes SO continually keeping Miss Zhang ,the crook as SO's ambassador? meantime she is boycotted by majority of chinese and had lost most of the luxury brands' endorsement contracts since the oversea donation scandal. this is the fact if SO can do some research about her oversea fundraising 2008 after the earthquake and Ziyi Zhang Foundation in CA. what she did 2 yrs ago in Cannes ,France and the tons of lies since then just brought shame to SO. hope in the future ,SO will pick the right person to represent SO's real value ......

  4. I am extremely disappointed on the recent news about Zhang Ziyi attending Omega activities in Korea.

    At Festival De Cannes two years ago, Zhang Ziyi took advantage of the Sichuan earthquake and exploited on the generosity of unsuspecting donors on the pretext of seeking donations from them. Miss Zhang raised donations and pledges up close to $500,000. However, two years has passed, she has not given out any money to help the relief of the devastated earth quake in Sichuan. Also, her foundation in the U.S. has no website, no telephone number, no physical office, and no staff workers. Even on the 2008 Tax return form published at the web site of California Office of Attorney General , she used a rental mail box as the address of her foundation.

    So far Zhang failed to provide any evidence to clear her name and most of her sponsors in China have already abandoned her. I hope Omega discontinue her endorsement as soon as possible.

  5. Tim, do not let Ziyi Zhang tarnish Special Olympics' name.

  6. Ziyi Zhang is certainly something. Yesterday Zhang successfully and completely deleted ALL negative comments about her on Tianya, the most popular social network in China. Threats were also issued on tianya to users who are against Ziyi Zhang for her charity fraud.

    Tianya is investigating the issue and has not provided its users anything.

    How much does BP hope that it would have the power to delete all negative comments after the oil spill? Too bad, they are not in China!

  7. See this news from Fox on May 24, 2008:,2933,357952,00.html
    Zhang said in several Chinese-language blog entries over the past week that she has been busy raising money for relief efforts after the deadly quake struck in China's central Sichuan province, which has killed more than 60,000.

    But she said she was surprised to find one group she solicited on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival in France knew little about the disaster.

    "I was as angry as a madwoman. I said, 'Are you idiots? You are well-dressed people who look like you identify with society, but you don't know what's going on on planet Earth.' It's incredible!" Zhang said.

    Zhang said she has made a pamphlet about the quake to show foreigners. She said she donated $144,000 and received a pledge of $100,000 from Wendi Deng, the Chinese-born wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

  8. Guess what, not only Zhang's own $144k donation was found out short in early 2010, but the funds she collected from unsuspected donators all vanished in the thin air. In Zhang's words, the celebrities collectively "jumped tickets" which means they either donated fake money or bad checks or would not acknowlege their pleges.
    However, Zhang proudly got many charity awards for her "1 Million US$" charity fund raised with her "solo effort" in the US and France.