Beijing 2022, Yanqing National Sliding Center - Photo: IBSF

Positive feedback received from recent test events

Lausanne/Beijing (RWH) The sixth and final meeting of the International Olympic Committees (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 concluded on Thursday, November 4. The meeting rounded off three days of discussions during which the Organising Committee (BOCOG) reported positive feedback received from recent test events.

“There’s been extensive testing taking place in recent weeks in China at the Olympic and Paralympic venues. This is effectively the warm-up for next February’s Games, and the feedback we’ve received from both athletes and International Federations has been very encouraging“, said Coordination Commission Chair, Juan Antonio Samaranch. „The quality of the venues in particular has been praised, as well as the organisational support and on-ground operations being delivered in China.”

COVID-19 countermeasures were a consistent theme throughout the discussions, as the IOC, IPC and Beijing 2022 continue to prioritise the health and safety of Games participants and the local population. The Commission heard that these measures will continue to be refined over the coming weeks in preparation for the publication of the second version of the Playbooks, due to be released later this year.

The International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation IBSF held a successful three-week International Training at the Olympic Yanqing Sliding Center in October, concluding with an official race in all six disciplines and with participants from more than 20 nations.

The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 start with the Opening Ceremony on February 4 and will close on 20 February.

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