With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics 500 days away, what do you want to know about the sports carnival?
Are you ready for the thrilling ice and snow events?
Are the venues in place?
Construction of all venues in the Beijing competition zone was completed in 2020. During the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Beijing competition zone will host all ice sports events. It is home to 13 venues: 4 newly built, 7 renovated and 2 temporary venues.
The Big Air Shougang and the Comprehensive Training Hall of the Winter Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sport of China have been completed. Eight venues including the National Speed Skating Oval, Capital Indoor Stadium, National Aquatics Center, Wukesong Sports Center, and National Indoor Stadium have entered the final stage of construction. By the end of 2020, 10 venues in the Beijing competition zone were completed.
The renovation project of the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), which will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and the Phase II of the China National Convention Center, which will serve as the main press center and international broadcasting center, will be completed in 2021. Construction of a temporary venue, the Beijing Award Square, will be completed the same year.
At the 500-day countdown special program, mystery guests were invited to the livestream studio to unveil the progress of the Winter Olympics venues and the stories behind them.
Winter Olympics communities kindle the passion for the Games
As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics gets closer, the general public have shown growing enthusiasm for ice and snow sports. The Winter Olympics communities provide a platform for the general public to participate in the event, pass on the culture of the Winter Olympics, and showcase the beauty of China, Winter Olympics, sports and civilization to the world. When the 500-day countdown was celebrated, a series of activities were rolled out to mark the memorable day.
The Story of Me and Winter Olympics premieres
To thoroughly implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping’s instructions for the preparation of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and further promote the event, the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Publicity Department of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee Lecturer Group established the Beijing Winter Olympics Publicity Mission in July 2017 to publicize the significance, vision and philosophy of hosting the Winter Olympics by introducing the progress in preparations for the event.
By promoting the Olympic spirit to all sectors of society, popularizing the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, mobilizing the masses, especially young people, to actively participate in the winter sports, the publicity mission aims to raise the awareness that "everyone is the host" and mobilize the general public to care, support and participate in the Winter Olympics.
My Story with Winter Olympics was aired on the BTV Winter Olympics documentary channel from September 22. On that day, the "Olympic Story" launched a special program for the premiere. At the same time, in the 500-day countdown special program, members of the publicity mission were invited to the studio to witness the premiere of My Story with Winter Olympics.
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