Chinanews client, Beijing, September 22 (Wang Sishuo) In the midsummer of 2015, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, the 128th Plenary Session of the International Olympic Committee.

When the name of Beijing came out of the mouth of the International Olympic Committee President Bach, all the dust settled, and the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics will be in China.

Data map: On July 31, 2015, local time, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the 128th plenary meeting of the International Olympic Committee voted to make Beijing the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

This also makes Beijing the first city to host the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.

  The Olympic complex in the hearts of Chinese people is as tough as a deep sea reef.

Once upon a time, it was a dream that lasted for a hundred years.

And when mankind entered the 21st century, in just over a decade, China embraced the Olympics twice.

To be more specific, from 2008 to 2022, the speed at which dreams shine into reality suddenly rises.

  Because of the cherishment of the Olympics, I experienced the world sports arena of Chinese power in the midsummer 12 years ago, and is witnessing the transformation of another Olympic Games from zero to one in China.

Today, on September 22, 2020, the Beijing Winter Olympics has entered the 500-day countdown. On this road, China has used diligence and sweat to step on every footprint it has taken.

Image source: Official Weibo of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

  The decision announced by Bach at that moment allowed China to make a seven-year agreement with the world.

Since then, the Chinese ice and snowmen have all accompanied the preparations for the Olympics and worked hard together.

There are many types of ice and snow sports, some of which were once blank in China, let alone competing for qualifications for the Winter Olympics.

However, under the encouragement of hosting the Winter Olympics, the belief that tens of thousands of Chinese athletes work hard and overcome difficulties has been strengthened, and there are countless ordinary people participating in ice and snow sports.

  The hour hand slipped through the winter of 2018. In the 23rd Winter Olympic Games held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Chinese delegation participated in 55 events, creating the largest event in the history of participating in the Winter Olympics.

The gold medal that was recorded at the closing moment also posed a greater challenge to the expeditionary Chinese Army-to defend the honor of the host in the next Winter Olympics, the current Olympic cycle is self-evident.

Data map: On February 23, 2018, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics short track speed skating men’s 500m medal award ceremony was held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Chinese athlete Wu Dajing won the gold medal in the event. Chang's first gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

The picture shows Wu Dajing's five-star red flag on her chest after receiving the gold medal.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

  To prepare for the Beijing Winter Olympics steadily and steadily, the General Administration of Sports of the People's Republic of China has put forward a strategic plan of "expanding, solidifying, improving soldiers, and sprinting".

2020 is the year of "good soldiers".

  However, an unexpected epidemic has swept the world, causing great trouble for Chinese ice and snow athletes in their preparations.

At present, about 30 training teams are distributed in various bases to actively prepare for the battle, and make unremitting efforts to achieve the level of competition and the improvement of competition results.

Sun Yuanfu, deputy director of the Winter Sports Management Center of the State Sports General Administration, also sent a positive signal to the outside world recently: the overall level of athletes has improved significantly.

The Qinhuangdao training base in Hebei, the site of the physical fitness competition among Chinese ice and snow athletes.

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  At the end of July, Chinese ice and snow athletes conducted an unprecedented physical fitness competition. About 30 national training teams of ice and snow events launched a physical fitness "cloud competition" through video connections.

30-meter sprint, vertical vertical jump, squat relative strength, pull-ups, bench press relative strength, 3000-meter run... the epidemic isolates each other, but it cannot stop the determination of the Chinese snowman to charge.

In a special year, he still maintains a high-spirited and striving posture. Perhaps only members of the sports team who fight on the front line can understand the hard work behind it.

  We firmly believe that no matter how hard you work, there is no gain.

The tears and sweat shed at this moment will eventually turn into the crystallization of victory in the arena 500 days later.

  The hard work of the athletes will one day be known for their heroism on the field, and the workers behind the scenes who have worked silently are also helping the Beijing Winter Olympics in their own way.

Data map: On May 28, a corner of the "Ice Altar", a new comprehensive training hall for the 2022 Winter Olympics, located in Haidian District, Beijing.

The venue was completed and accepted on the 27th, becoming the first new venue for the Winter Olympics to be completed this year.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu

  As the so-called high-rise buildings stand on the ground, hosting an Olympic Games requires too many high-standard hardware facilities to match it. The most important one is the venues.

As the world's first "Double Olympics" city that has hosted both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics, Beijing has already revealed its brilliance.

  Driving through Beijing’s North Fourth Ring Road, looking north, you will always see the magnificent Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. They are not only the “legacy” of the Summer Olympics 12 years ago, they have also been integrated with the modern capital Beijing. Two brand-new business cards of the ancient capital with a long history.

On December 26, 2018, as a landmark venue for the Beijing Olympics, the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) officially launched its renovation. After the renovation, it became an "Ice Cube" to serve the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The picture shows the rendering of the "Ice Cube" internal competition hall.

Photo courtesy of the National Aquatics Center

  After the "modified" Water Cube, the old appearance can be changed to the "Ice Cube" during the game, and the National Aquatics Center will also become the only double Olympic venue with both ice and water sports services.

The "Ice Ribbon" that stands next to her will be more familiar to everyone...The addition of "new members" will accompany Beijing to travel farther.

  The Zhangjiakou competition area, which can be reached quickly by the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed rail, is expected to debut at the end of October this year.

When the major venues are officially completed, the test competition will start one after another...

Effect picture: The appearance of Wukesong Stadium.

Photo courtesy of Beijing Major Office

  There are 13 venue construction projects in the Beijing competition area of ​​the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Up to now, the two projects of Shougang Ski Jumping Center and Winter Sports Management Center Comprehensive Training Hall have been completed.

The construction of 8 venues under construction, including the National Speed ​​Skating Stadium (Ice Ribbon), Capital Stadium, National Swimming Center (Ice Cube), Wukesong Stadium, and National Stadium, has entered the final stage.

By the end of this year, a total of 10 venues in the Beijing competition area will be completed.

  A few days ago, the outer eaves and model rooms of Beijing Winter Olympic Village were unveiled at the same time, and the “healthy building” system was adopted on a large scale for the first time, so that the concept of health was implemented throughout the construction.

It is reported that the Beijing Winter Olympic Village will provide 2,338 beds during the Games, and about 1,040 beds during the Winter Paralympics. It will soon be converted into a public rental housing for talents in Beijing after the games. Ao Asset’s "available, manageable and sustainable" goals.

  International Olympic Committee President Bach believes that despite the epidemic, the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics are progressing smoothly, which is exciting.

For the host China, the whole preparation process has another meaning-the arrival of the Winter Olympics has truly changed the fate of many people.

Hebei departments and regions began to launch on-site job fairs.

(Data Map) Photo by Zhai Yujia

  Chongli, located in the Zhangjiakou competition area, will undertake most of the snow events, which will also bring a lot of employment opportunities to the little-known town in the past.

In 2019, there were more than 30,000 people directly or indirectly engaged in the ice and snow industry and tourism services, including more than 9,000 poor people in the past.

In May 2019, Chongli withdrew from the ranks of poor counties.

  Of course, there are still many new elements that have been injected into the process of preparing for the Winter Olympics recently, allowing a sports event to extend to a broader field.

Data Map: On September 5, the first themed painted aircraft "Winter Olympic Ice and Snow" for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics was officially unveiled at Beijing Capital International Airport and flew to Chengdu to complete its maiden flight.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  Beijing 2022's first themed painted airplane "Winter Olympic Ice and Snow" was officially unveiled at the Capital International Airport at the beginning of this month, and it flew to Chengdu on the same day to complete its first flight.

The design patterns and shapes of the flights have also aroused some netizens’ onlookers and heated discussions on the Internet, and most of the comments received fully affirm the aesthetics.

  In addition, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has also released three sets of educational materials, including the Chinese version of "Olympic Values ​​Education", the Chinese version of "Parallel Olympics Values ​​Education" and the "Into the Beijing Winter Olympics" knowledge book.

Among them, the first two sets of materials were developed by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee respectively. They are general educational materials for young people around the world to introduce knowledge about the Olympics and Paralympics. The Chinese version is the first to be introduced to China.

Data map: On September 20, the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Great Wall cultural event was held at the Badaling Great Wall.

September 22 is the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics, which means that the preparation work has entered the test-ready stage. All competition venues will be completed within this year, meeting the test requirements, and the plans are perfect and finalized, and will enter a critical period of actual combat drills. .

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  There are only the last 500 days left until the opening day of the Beijing Winter Olympics. For the outside world, it may be a milestone, but for the athletes who are preparing for the Winter Olympics day and night, it is just another 24 hours to go all out.

In fact, there is no need to remind them, their hearts are always counting down, and they are racing against time every day.

  With the longing and expectation for the Winter Olympics stage, many people are working hard in their posts.

The athletes are always preparing for the battle with a sprint attitude, and the coaches beside them are also working hard for the team.

Behind them, there are many unknown ordinary people, doing ordinary and extraordinary work for the snowman and the Olympic Games in different ways.

Image source: Official Weibo of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

  In the last 500 days, every time the sun rises, the Beijing Winter Olympics is one step closer to us.

So, keep going-Beijing Winter Olympics, and the Chinese Snowman.