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Zhang Jiandong: Construction of venues for Beijing 2022 has started

Friday, 20 Oct 2017 18:08   |   By Nong Ruowen

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On the first day of the 19th CPC National Congress, CPC’s General Secretary Xi Jinping spoke about the latest preparation and organization for the Beijing 2022 Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games (Beijing 2022) in his report. Following, Zhang Jindong, Representative of the 19th CPC National Congress and Deputy Mayor of Beijing, disclosed that the construction of venues and stadiums for Beijing 2022 had started. 

“The National Speed Skating Oval for speed skating in Beijing, the National Alpine Ski Centre and National Sliding Centre in Yanqing, as well as the Nordic Centre and Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou are current under construction,” said Zhang. 

Meanwhile, the construction of infrastructure including the high-speed railway and main highway for Beijing 2022 is also going well, which will reportedly be completed by the end of 2019. 

According to Zhang, by working closely with the International Olympic Committee and seven International Sports Federations, they are also preparing the Beijing 2022 sports programme and schedule, as well as the recruitment of personnel, transportation, communication, medical facilities and accommodation for the Winter Olympic Games.  

Source: people.com.cn 

Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick

Tags: 2022 Winter Olympics,venue

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