June 23, 2001 Beijing

the Guinness Book of World Records


On June 23, 2001, Pop Zhao scored a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the longest artwork, a 10,000 meter dragon that covered 7 miles of the Great Wall of China.



To support Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games, an earth-work entitled "OLYMPIC DRAGON" was created by Chinese- American artist Pop Zhao at the Ju Yongguan section of the Great Wall in Bejing on June 23, 2001 (the International Olympic Day).

The OLYMPIC DRAGON was a 10,000 meter long banner consisting of 2008 prints of the dragon, in the style of traditional Chinese paper-cut, in the colors of the five Olympic rings-red, yellow, blue, green and black. the OLYMPIC DRAGON is the longest of its kind in the world. It symbolized the spirit of the Chinese nation and the support for Beijing's OLympic bid from the oversea Chinese in the world. the OLYMPIC DRAGON became a highlight for its rich cultural content on the International Olympic Day. China post service and Beijing 2008 Olympic Game Committee jointly issued a first day cover to commemorate the event.

The Earth-art is large-scale piece displayed outside that require the participation of many volunteers and the harmony of sky, earth and people.



Olympic Dragon Art Foundation

Government of Beijing Municipality

Chinese Literary and Artistic Foundation

Icelandic Design, U.S.A.

Chinese Folk Artist Association

Chang Ping District Government of Beijing Municipality

Tibet Moon Fine Arts

Just Design, Beijing

Xin De Telecom International Ventures Co. Ltd

New World Marriott Hotel, Beijing

American Club International, Beijing

North Star Motor (Hong Kong)

Air China

Pop Zhao Art Group





2,500 Volunteers helped displaying the OLYMPIC DRAGON


" OLYMPIC DRAGON " ceremony site

with World Box Champion Mr. Hollyfield at American Club party in Beijing

China Post Service and Beijing Olympic Committee jointly issued a first day cover

to commemorate the OLYMPIC DRAGON event.