Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee with update to preparations
Lausanne (RWH) The Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were presented a new strategic roadmap, called Olympic Agenda 2020+5, at today´s 137th IOC Session. With 15 recommendations building on the results of Olympic Agenda 2020 as well as current key trends it is the roadmap for the IOC and the Olympic Movement for the next five years.
The key trends include topics like solidarity and credibility, digitalisation and sustainability that have been identified as likely to be decisive in the post-coronavirus world. The recommendations call upon the IOC and the Olympic Movement to, amongst others, reinforce athletes’ rights and responsibilities, strengthen safe sport and the protection of clean athletes as well as good governance, support refugee athletes or grow digital engagement and encourage the development of virtual sports.
Regarding the preparations for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Zhang Jiandong, Executive Vice-President of Beijing 2022, and the IOC’s Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission Chair, Juan Antonio Samaranch, both updated the IOC Session that the preparations in China are on schedule with the competition venues completed and several test events in the last weeks. More testing and training is scheduled between October and December, including a three-week training period for Bobsleigh and Skeleton in Yanqing Sliding Center (5 – 27 October 2021).
IBSF president Ivo Ferriani, who is also president of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF), praised the excellent cooperation with the organising Committee in Beijing. This was also confirmed IOC member René Fasel, the President of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF. ©RWH2021