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Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 ready for action
Editorial  ·  2022-01-14  ·   Source: No.3 JANUARY 20, 2022
Following more than six years of preparations, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 are ready for action. Scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20, the Olympic Winter Games will feature 109 events across seven categories: biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, ice skating and skiing.

To deliver a simple, safe and splendid edition with a green, inclusive, open and clean approach, the Olympic facilities employ numerous advanced technologies. For instance, more than 700 hydrogen fuel cell buses will be deployed in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou to provide transportation. Hydrogen, which emits no carbon dioxide when burned, will also be used to fuel the torch for selected legs of the relay. Biodegradable tableware produced from renewable resources such as corn, potatoes and straw will replace plastic products during the Games. 

Powered by full 5G coverage, technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and cloud-based, ultra high definition live broadcasting are set to enhance the overall event's smart experience. Beijing will run the Games using only clean energy such as wind and solar power to ensure that all venues will achieve 100-percent green energy supply.

The Winter Olympic Village will start welcoming athletes on January 27. The village will be serving up 200 dishes every day, taking into account ethnic, religious and dietary diversity.

The enduring COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge to the Olympic safety. Upon arrival in Beijing, participants will enter a closed-loop management system so that precise epidemic prevention measures can guarantee the wellbeing and safety of all. This system covers all Olympic venues, including arrival and departure areas, transportation, accommodation, catering, competitions as well as opening and closing ceremonies. People involved in the Games will be transported in dedicated vehicles and brought into a closed loop for training, events and work.

After holding the Beijing 2022 Games, China's capital will become the first city in the world to have organized both the Summer and Winter Olympics, making it the first dual host city in 120 years of modern Olympic history.

(Print Edition Title: Spotlight on Beijing)  


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