On July 31, 2015, the world chose Beijing.

  On February 4, 2022, Beijing amazed the world.

  "From nothing! The bid was successful in 2015. In pursuit of the vision and goals proposed at that time, we did everything according to the plan, and everything was accomplished. It's not easy to get to today." On the eve of the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics , General Secretary Xi Jinping said with emotion.

  "The Beijing Winter Olympics can be said to have been very successful. The athletes are very happy and very satisfied." IOC President Bach also sincerely praised.

  Step by step, each moment is engraved in the deep memory of the Chinese people.

  During his trip to Sochi, Russia in early 2014, in 12 bilateral and multilateral events in 43 hours, President Xi Jinping did not forget to work for China's bid for the Winter Olympics.

His proposal of "promoting and popularizing ice and snow sports among 300 million people" deeply moved Bach and the international community.

  At the critical moment of the sprint for the Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping sincerely said to the world: "I believe that if you choose Beijing, the Chinese people will surely dedicate a wonderful, extraordinary and outstanding Winter Olympics to the world in Beijing!" A solemn promise , has become a key factor in the success of China's bid.

  At the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in the amazing "8 minutes in Beijing", President Xi Jinping, on behalf of China, issued a promise to the world for the Winter Olympics: "Hundreds of millions of Chinese people and I, welcome friends from all over the world, 2022 See you in Beijing! Welcome, friends!"

  In the "Double Olympics venues" Beijing Wukesong Sports Center, in the National Alpine Ski Center, in the Erqi Factory Ice and Snow Training Base... General Secretary Xi Jinping sent a cry to the organizers, athletes and service support staff of the Winter Olympics, "Come on." ”, with a loud voice, conveying to the world China’s determination to firmly fulfill its commitment to the Olympic bid.

  On the last day of 2021, more than a month before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping solemnly declared to the world in his New Year's message: "We will wholeheartedly dedicate an Olympic Games to the world. The world is looking forward to China, and China is ready. ."

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  Looking back on China's road to the Winter Olympics, from the bid to the preparation, General Secretary Xi Jinping has led the way.

  On February 4, 2022, when the Olympic flame was ignited again at the National Stadium "Bird's Nest" after 14 years, Beijing became the world's first "Double Olympic City" to host both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. The long scroll of history has written a rich and colorful stroke.

  Rewind the clock to August 20, 2015, 20 days after the successful bid.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over the meeting to listen to the report on the bid for the Beijing Winter Olympics and study the preparations.

At the meeting, he clearly put forward the concept of green, shared, open and honest Olympics.

For more than six years since then, this concept has become an important guide for advancing the preparation of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  In recent years, General Secretary Xi Jinping has made five field visits to the preparations for the Winter Olympics.

Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou have left his "Winter Olympic footprints".

  In front of the sand table of the overall planning of the Beijing Winter Olympics venues, he looked carefully and thought carefully: "We should plan the construction and utilization of the venues with the concepts of economy, greenness and integrity."

  In the main media center of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics, he carefully understood the "double closed-loop" management model: "Closed-loop management is necessary, and the design must be scientific and reasonable, and the smoothness of the Winter Olympics cannot be affected by the rigid and simple management. hold."

  In the Winter Olympic Village, he cordially communicated with volunteers from colleges and universities: "Telling participants from all over the world about an ancient and modern Beijing, and letting them feel the hospitality of the Chinese people, this will be an unforgettable life experience."

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  "Simple, safe and wonderful", this is the promise of China.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping's words were powerful: "We must not only host a successful Winter Olympics, but also host it with characteristics, splendor, and uniqueness."

  Competition venues such as "Ice Ribbon" and "Snow Dragon" are both aesthetically pleasing and creative, setting the world's best; the safe, warm and comfortable "athletes' homes" -- three Winter Olympic villages were delivered on schedule; Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway, The Beijing-Li Expressway was opened to traffic across the board, creating a "one-hour traffic circle in two places and three competition areas"... Countless Winter Olympics preparation participants are down-to-earth and courageous, turning the beautiful blueprint of the Winter Olympics into reality step by step.

  "Despite the impact of the epidemic, the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics are progressing very smoothly, which is almost a miracle!" International public opinion sincerely praised.

  "The competition is wonderful, and the competition must be outstanding", this is the concern of General Secretary Xi Jinping.

  He pointedly pointed out: "The current situation of ice and snow sports in my country is that ice is stronger than snow. Ice sports must consolidate their advantages and go to a new level; snow sports must catch up and make up for shortcomings."

  Always remember, there will be reverberations.

  At the Beijing Winter Olympics, for the first time, the Chinese delegation achieved "all-event participation", and 35 of them were the first time Chinese athletes stood on the Winter Olympics stage.

  "We have taken the first step, and I believe that alpine skiing will become better and better in China in the future." Xu Mingfu, a 24-year-old Jilin boy, used several years of hard work to achieve "the first time Chinese athletes have participated in and completed the men's alpine skiing in the Olympic Games." A historic breakthrough in downhill racing.

  "Other champions have been won, and only one Olympic gold medal is missing!" Xu Mengtao, a Chinese athlete who set foot on the Winter Olympics for the fourth time, finally realized her dream. In the women's aerial skills final of freestyle skiing at the Beijing Winter Olympics, she "fly "Soaring to the sky, he took the gold medal into his arms.

  Chinese player Gao Tingyu broke the Olympic record with a time of 34.32 seconds in the men's 500-meter speed skating "flying man battle" at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

"This gold medal is just the beginning of China's speed skating." After winning the championship, he wrote on social media, "We will set more records and win more gold medals on this ice rink."

  "How many times can you fight in life! Seize this opportunity to achieve yourself. Sharpen a sword in ten years, and sharpen a sword in five years. It's hard work, but the struggle is worth it." Ice Snow Sportsman's heart.

  Over the years, General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited national teams in ice and snow events many times to check the training and preparations, and have in-depth exchanges with athletes and coaches.

  "Over the past few years, the general secretary has been caring about us and the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics." Wu Dajing, a Chinese short track speed skating team athlete, has interacted with General Secretary Xi Jinping many times.

  What excites Wu Dajing the most is that the general secretary watched his game.

"This makes me very excited and very moved. It is the biggest encouragement for me to be affirmed by the general secretary."

  Zhao Hongbo, the head coach of the Chinese figure skating team, also "face-to-face" with the general secretary more than once.

What makes him unforgettable is that every time the general secretary will tell the athletes to pay attention to preventing injuries and combining work and rest while training hard.

  Over the years, a photo taken at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing has frequently appeared in news reports.

  The photo recorded such a warm moment - General Secretary Xi Jinping took a small ice hockey player's hand, leaned down, and made an athletic "confrontation" pose with him shoulder to shoulder.

The general secretary said with a smile: "The young man needs to grow up a little bit, and China's ice and snow sports are counting on you."

  This scene seems familiar.

  On January 23, 2017, at the Genting Ski Resort, looking at a group of children sharing their winter camp experience, General Secretary Xi Jinping asked with a smile, "Have you found magic in skiing?"

  Let more people participate in ice and snow sports, which is the meaning of the Olympic movement, and it is also one of the great significance of China's preparation for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  346 million people, which is the number of people participating in ice and snow sports across the country from the successful bid for the Winter Olympics to October 2021.

  The promise of the Winter Olympics came as scheduled, and China's promise was successfully fulfilled.

  "Through the preparation of the Winter Olympics, not only has the competitive level of ice and snow sports been caught up, but the popularization and promotion of ice and snow sports has also caught up, and the quality and quantity of sports have been improved." General Secretary Xi Jinping summed up this way.

  From serving as the leader of the leading group for the preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics, helping China to realize its century-old Olympic dream, leading China to successfully host the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in the new era, and then personally promoting the bid and preparation for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics The Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics, Xi Jinping has a special fate with the Olympic Movement.

  "I really hope to give President Xi a gold medal!" As IOC President Bach said, in terms of promoting the Olympic movement, President Xi Jinping is a well-deserved champion.

  (China Central Radio and Television Station CCTV Network)

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