Recently a meeting held between International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and Beijing 2022 Organising Committee where they discussed about achievements, future milestones, and coronavirus countermeasures via Virtual meeting. The meeting was conducted on 19th and 20th November 2020 where all aspects were discussed regarding Olympics and Paralympics games which will take place in Beijing 2022.
The IOC, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) @Paralympics and @Beijing2022 Organising Committee concluded a virtual Joint Project Review today, during which achievements, future milestones and COVID-19 countermeasures were discussed. #Beijing2022 https://t.co/rPquRQpecE
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) November 20, 2020
Taking about the meeting IOC Coordination Commission Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch said “The last two days have been very productive as we prepare to enter a crucial phase for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. With competition venues set to be completed by the end of this year and plans for One Year to Go activities developing, excitement is really beginning to build.”
He continued: “Acknowledging the difficulties experienced this year, the progress being made by Beijing 2022 has been remarkable. This has been reflected through positive feedback from several International Federations that have visited Beijing in recent weeks. There will be challenges ahead, however, which is why – through, for example, the COVID-19 countermeasure working group – we are fully preparing for all eventualities. To achieve this, the experience and expertise within the Local Organising Committee, the support from the Chinese and Beijing governments, and the close collaboration between all Olympic and Paralympic Movement stakeholders will ensure we are stronger together. This will be vital to delivering outstanding Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022″.
Also International Paralympic Committee said ” “Having set Beijing 2022 the target of taking the Paralympic Winter Games to the next level, they continue to make strong progress despite the unprecedented challenges they face as an Organising Committee.
“Working with our counterparts at the IOC, we hope to continue the close collaboration with Beijing 2022 as they tackle a complex final full year before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2022. The Games in Beijing offer immense potential and will do much to advance the rights of people with disabilities in China.”
It was followed by statement from Executive Vice President of Beijing 2022 where he said “After the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, closely collaborating with the IOC and IPC, Beijing 2022 not only prioritised the prevention and control of the pandemic, but also focused on Games preparations. We strive to overcome various difficulties and have made solid progress. In the coming days, facing the new situation and challenges, cooperation among all parties will be even further strengthened, thus laying a solid foundation for successful Beijing 2022 Games.”
#Beijing2022 is freezing over! ❄️
Ice surfaces at 15 competition areas have finished construction and ice-making is on track to be completed this winter with the help of some innovative green technology. We can't wait!💚
📸: 中国新闻网 pic.twitter.com/T38FIvVhf2
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) November 13, 2020
Beijing 2022 Olympic games is an International multi sport tournament which is all set to start from 4th to 20th February 2022 in Beijing and neighboring Hebei Province of China. It will be the first Winter Olympic games that will take place in China after hosting the upcoming Winter Olympics in their backyard they will become the eleventh city to host both summer and winter Olympics as they hosted 2008 Summer Olympics. The existing four indoor venues will be used for contesting the competition apart from Beijing National Stadium which will be used again as the ceremonies venue. Beijing got the hosting rights to conduct winter Olympics after beating Almaty by four votes which was conducted on 31st July 2015 held at 128 IOC session in Malaysia.