Having gained the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Video games on 31 July 2015, Beijing grew to become the primary metropolis on the earth to have hosted each the summer time and winter editions of the Olympic Video games.
With a imaginative and prescient of “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow,” Beijing 2022 constructed on the legacies of the landmark Beijing 2008 Olympic Video games and inspired 300 million individuals throughout China to embrace winter sports activities.
The 109 occasions in seven Olympic winter sports activities had been held within the three competitors zones of central Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.
Three competitors zones
Beijing hosted 4 snow occasions (snowboard large air and freestyle snowboarding large air, males’s and ladies’s), plus all of the ice occasions (curling, ice hockey and skating), making use of the legacy venues of Beijing 2008.
Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing (80km to the northwest) and residential to the well-known Badaling and Juyongguan stretches of the Nice Wall, hosted the Alpine snowboarding and sliding (bobsleigh, skeleton and luge) occasions.
Zhangjiakou, additional to the northwest within the neighbouring Hebei province, hosted all the opposite snow occasions (snowboard, freestyle snowboarding, cross nation snowboarding, ski leaping, Nordic mixed and biathlon) in its Chongli district, a well-liked snowboarding vacation spot.
The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, accomplished in 2019, reduce journey time from Beijing to Yanqing to twenty minutes, and from Beijing to Zhangjiakou to 50 minutes.
Seven new occasions
The addition of seven new occasions – ladies’s monobob, freestyle snowboarding large air (males’s and ladies’s), and combined crew occasions in brief observe velocity skating crew relay, ski leaping, freestyle snowboarding aerials and snowboard cross – to Beijing 2022’s sports activities programme led to essentially the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Video games up to now, with extra feminine athletes (45.44 %) and ladies’s occasions than at any earlier Video games.
Spring Pageant (Chinese language New 12 months)
The Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022 befell in February 2022, coinciding with the Chinese language New 12 months (Spring Pageant), an important vacation in China. Native residents welcomed athletes from across the globe, encouraging them to benefit from the Chinese language New 12 months festivities, the majestic panorama and the wealthy cultures of Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.