Beijing to complete all Winter Olympic competition venues in 2020

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  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2020

BEIJING: Beijing is gearing up preparations for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and will complete construction of all competition venues in 2020, Mayor Chen Jining said on Sunday (Jan 12).

The city will also speed up construction of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Village and other non-competition venues, and supporting infrastructure such as transport, meteorological and security facilities, Chen noted.

In his government work report delivered at the ongoing annual session of the municipal people's congress, the mayor said the city will facilitate the development of underlying technologies and the construction of their application scenarios for a "High-tech Olympics."

The Beijing International Olympics Academy will open this year, and the city plans to provide support to Olympic education and winter sports model schools, engaging more people in ice and snow sports.

The Chinese New Year and Great Wall of China are expected to be included in the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The Ceremony on Feb 4, 2022 falls during Chinese New Year celebrations, otherwise known as the Spring Festival.

Beijing 2022 head of communications Chang Yu said the Great Wall of China will also feature.

Chang also serves as deputy director for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies - Beijing 2022 established a department dedicated to preparing for the Ceremonies.

"We aim to deliver a unique Opening Ceremony that invites people from all over the world to share the joy and excitement of Chinese New Year with us," Chang said.

"A good Opening Ceremony plays an important role in successfully hosting the Games and building the country's image."

The ceremonies will take place at the Bird's Nest Stadium in the Chinese capital.

The stadium also hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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