Lausanne, Switzerland, March 11, 2021: The organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China in 2022 presented a report to the 137th IOC Session on Thursday, March 11 outlining the recent progress in preparations and focusing on important deliverables over the coming months.
Zhang Jiandong, Executive Vice President of Beijing 2022, and the IOC’s Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission Chair, Juan Antonio Samaranch, both updated the IOC Session on the progress being made in China as Beijing prepares to host next year’s Olympic Winter Games.
Following the completion of all 12 competition venues, on schedule, by the end of 2020, Zhang explained that many of these facilities had undergone testing in recent weeks.
This involved activities for snow sports held in the Yanqing and Zhangjiakou zones from February 16-26 covering 17 Olympic winter sports events, three Paralympic winter sports events and 14 special tests.
Further testing activities for ice sports will be conducted in early April, with 10 international test events and three international training weeks scheduled between October and December.
Executive Vice President Zhang also highlighted Beijing 2022’s focus on safety for next year’s Olympic Winter Games. The development of COVID-19 countermeasure planning remains a priority for Games delivery. It was also noted that playbooks are currently being developed for Beijing 2022.
The Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20, 2022 and the Winter Paralympics from March 4-13.