The construction of the new venues for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 will begin, the mascots for the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics will be released, the recruitment of volunteers for the Games will be launched, and the opening and closing ceremonies will be established. The world presents a green, shared, open and clean Winter Olympics.
Beijing is the first "Double Olympics City" in the world to host both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.
In 2019, the Beijing Winter Olympics will enter a crucial year of succession. On February 4, 2022, the Beijing Winter Olympics will officially open.
In January 2019, the construction of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games venues was further fully launched. A total of 8 new venues were built in the Beijing and Yanqing competition areas to start construction. Five national gymnasiums, the National Gymnasium, the Capital Gymnasium, the Capital Skating Gymnasium, and the Capital Complex have also begun to transform.
On September 17, 2019, the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot "Ice Dundun" and the Winter Paralympic Mascot "Xue Rongrong" were officially released. The Beijing Winter Olympics mascot "Ice Dundun" was created with pandas as the prototype design, and the Winter Paralympic mascot "Xue Rongrong" was created with lanterns as the prototype design.
In December 2019, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced the recruitment of volunteers for the Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games. The recruitment of volunteers for the Games officially started. Yan Cheng, head of the Human Resources Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, said: "Beijing Winter Olympics Volunteers plan to recruit 27,000 people and 12,000 Winter Paralympics." After the recruitment of volunteers, the registration was very enthusiastic. In just over 4 days, the number of volunteers registered for the tournament reached 463,000.
At present, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has officially established the opening and closing ceremonies working department, completed the collection of creative essays for the opening ceremonies, and began to compile creative outlines. Chang Yu, director of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee ’s press and publicity department and executive deputy director of the opening and closing ceremonies, said that the preparations for the opening and closing ceremonies have begun. They are forming a creative team and focusing their efforts on the key parts of the opening and closing ceremonies research.
Looking forward to the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in 2022, Beijing is ready for infrastructure construction, official mascot release, competition volunteer recruitment, and opening and closing ceremonies. (Chen Hang)