Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

IOC satisfied with preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

IOC satisfied with preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
June 25, 2019

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has advised that he has no concern at all about the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, as the body is perfectly satisfied with all preparation work.

After discussing the latest 2022 Games preparation with the Chair of the Coordination Commission of Beijing winter games last week, Bach said that Beijing 2022 had once again emphasised that the main motivation behind the games is to make an overall program for health in China.

As reported by China’s Xinhua news agency, he advised that the Beijing games would be "using sports as a means for health to make two or three hundred million Chinese familiar with winter sports”, adding that even a small percentage of these people practicing and continuing to practice winter sports would be multiplying the participation in winter sports worldwide, a significant boost to the Olympic movement as a whole.

Bach went on to advise that all the infrastructure for Beijing 2022 is well underway and on time, and about 3,200 elite Chinese athletes are preparing for qualifications that cover all 109 events of the winter games.

Bach added "the IOC has great satisfaction with the innovative approach with regard to sustainability (of Beijing 2022), for example, in ice making in particular, high standards are respected and cutting-edge technology used. There's also great progress in marketing combined with great discipline on the budget.”

Bach's remarks came after the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland and he went to talk of the unifying power of the Olympic Games as "the only event in the world which brings together athletes from all the 206 IOC members and the IOC refugee Olympic team, in a peaceful competition and living together in one village, respecting the same rules.

"In general, the relation between sport and the governments should be one of mutual respect of each other's role. That means the governments should respect the autonomy of sport, and sport respects the rules and laws of a country and the international community.”

The IOC 134th Session has also announced that the Milan-Cortina in Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Images: Thomas Bach (top) and one of the planned downhill venues in the Games venue of Zhangjiakou (below, courtesy of Populous).

Related Articles

8th May 2019 - Olympic sport federations call for clarity on management of Tokyo Games

6th May 2019 - IOC President Thomas Bach encourages Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games bid

14th March 2019 - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics works move forward

1st March 2019 - Successful Asian Games prompts Indonesian 2032 Olympics bid

15th February 2019 - News report suggests few Chinese sports venues are profitable

19th September 2018 - NHL looks to grow in China ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics

8th September 2017 - Beijing readies for 2022 Winter Olympics

23rd September 2016 - IOC President proclaims ‘time of Asia’ as Sports Ministers sign declaration in Pyeongchang

11th August 2016 - Beijing to reuse 2008 Olympic venues for 2022 Winter Games

6th November 2013 - Beijing and Zhangjiakou launch joint bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Myzone

Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org  Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltd

read more

Aquatics

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

Pricemark Pty Ltd

Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry. 

read more

Access

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business