Chinanews client, Beijing, February 4 (Reporter Yue Chuan) The 24th Winter Olympic Games will be held from February 4 to 20, 2022. Today is the first anniversary of the countdown to the opening of the event.

The pace of the Beijing Winter Olympics is approaching. The "City of Double Olympics" from summer to winter is waiting to welcome visitors from all directions with miraculous preparations.

On December 15, 2017, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics emblem "Winter Dream" and the Winter Paralympics emblem "Feiyue" unveiled the mystery.

The picture shows the "Winter Dream", the emblem of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Image source: Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  The clock is ticking and keeps walking.

Since Beijing and Zhangjiakou won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on July 31, 2015, from the release of the emblems "Winter Dream" and "Feiyue" to the advent of the mascots "Bingdundun" and "Snow Rongrong", It has been delivered to the venues one after another. In the past five years or so, the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics have been steadily advancing, with high scores.

  In 2020, despite the huge impact of the new crown epidemic on the world, China took the lead in controlling the domestic epidemic and realizing economic recovery, which created favorable conditions for the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics, and the preparations for the events continued to be carried out in an orderly manner. .

The mascot of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics "Bingdun Dun" and the Winter Paralympics "Snow Rongrong" Picture source: Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee

  In 2020, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has successively publicly solicited online visual design plans for medals, torches and uniforms. At present, the design of medals and torches has been completed.

The color system and core graphics of the competition were also released during this year. The 30 "little red men" originating from the pinnacle of seal carving art "Han Yin" vividly demonstrated the radiant Chinese traditional culture and became the first dynamic sports in the history of the Winter Olympics icon.

  Stadium construction has always attracted attention during the preparatory phase of the Olympic Games.

According to the competition rules, the Beijing Winter Olympics will have 7 major events, 15 sub-events, and 109 minor events. 25 venues are planned to be used, 12 of which are competition venues.

The picture shows the sports icons of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Source: Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Including the National Speed ​​Skating Stadium, Shougang Ski Jump, National Alpine Ski Center, National Snowmobile Center, National Ski Jumping Center, National Cross-Country Ski Center and other new venues, all competition venues in the three major competition areas of the Beijing Winter Olympics have been The construction will be completed by the end of 2020, and the construction of related supporting infrastructure will be completed simultaneously.

  As the first newly completed competition venue in the Beijing competition area, the Shougang Ski Jump, which has undergone the test of the competition, is not only the world’s first permanently reserved ski jump, but also known as the "crystal shoe", it has also become a new urban area. Landmarks and Internet celebrities "check in" places.

The Shougang Ski Jump is the venue for the Beijing Winter Olympics ski jumping event and the only snow event venue in the Beijing competition area.

Photo by Xinshe reporter Tomita

  Accompanied by 22 "ice ribbons" fluttering in the wind, the national speed skating stadium with the largest all-ice design in Asia showed a beautiful figure.

Not only the appearance is unique and exquisite, the national speed skating stadium, which is "internal and external", has completed the first ice making on the track a few days ago, and has the conditions for the test competition.

  Echoing the "Ice Ribbon", the National Aquatics Center "Water Cube" transformed into an "Ice Cube", becoming the world's first venue to achieve "water-to-ice conversion".

The national ski jumping center, which is inspired by the traditional Chinese cultural image "Ruyi", has also taken off its mystery. "Xue Ruyi" has joined hands with "Ice Jade Ring". While showing the beauty of China, it has set many firsts in the world and its cutting-edge technology is the Winter Olympics. The preparations have added more horsepower.

Data map: The National Ski Jumping Center "Snow Ruyi" in Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  In the overall venue construction, the concept of green and sustainability runs through.

Statistics show that out of the 44 Winter Olympic venues and facilities, only 7 have been built to meet the needs of the Winter Olympics preparations, accounting for only 16% of the total.

From "Bird's Nest" to "Water Cube", as Beijing became the "Double Olympic City", a number of "Double Olympic venues" came into being.

Not only that, all newly built and renovated venues and facilities meet the green building standards, which paves the way for sustainable use in the future.

  While the facilities are being completed one after another, the operation teams of all competition venues (groups) of the Beijing Winter Olympics will also achieve front-line office by the end of 2020. This is regarded as an important sign of the transformation of the preparation of the Winter Olympics to the game-time system.

Data map: National Aquatics Center "Water Cube" renovation project Image source: Beijing Major Project Office

  With the deepening of preparations and taking the Beijing Winter Olympics as an opportunity, China's ice and snow sports are also moving towards the goal of southward, westward, eastward, and expansion into the four seasons.

In the process of promoting the popularization and development of ice and snow sports, a series of supporting projects for the Winter Olympic Games represented by the Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway played an important role, further narrowing the distance between the general public and ice and snow sports.

  Statistics show that as of the end of 2019, the number of national standard skating venues has increased from 157 to 388, and there are 770 ski resorts. Every year, more than 3,000 mass ice and snow activities such as the "National Public Ice and Snow Season" are carried out.

More and more people are participating, and the torch of China's ice and snow sports is being passed to a wider area.

These positive changes are inseparable from the orderly advancement of the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The data picture shows the Chongli Prince City high-speed railway station in the snow. Picture source: Chongli Prince City Ice and Snow Town

  The crystallization of countless staff's blood in the past 2380 days and nights, in exchange for a series of proud preparations, is now in front of you and me today.

Although there was a sudden outbreak during the period, the Communiqué of the Ninth Olympic Summit at the end of last year pointed out that the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics are progressing "extremely smooth."

The President of the International Olympic Committee Bach also praised the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics on different occasions, calling it "almost a miracle."

  On this basis, as the Beijing Winter Olympics enters the first anniversary of the countdown to the opening, various preparations have also entered a critical moment of sprint.

While fighting the new crown epidemic, it is an unprecedented feat to prepare for a wonderful, extraordinary and outstanding Winter Olympics.

On January 28th, the National Speed ​​Skating Stadium where ice production has been completed.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  According to the plan, the construction and renovation projects of non-competition venues including Beijing Winter Olympic Village and the second phase of the National Convention Center (the main media operation center of the Winter Olympics) will be completed this year. The preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics will enter the competition time in October. Operating phase.

  The global recruitment of volunteers for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics will also be finalized during the year.

The deadline for registration of volunteers for the competition is June 30, and the recruitment of volunteers will be completed before September 30.

Global recruitment of volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

  As of December 5 last year, on the first anniversary of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games volunteer recruitment activities, more than 960,000 people from 168 countries and regions around the world have signed up.

This number is in sharp contrast with the 27,000 Winter Olympics volunteers and 12,000 Paralympic Winter Games volunteers planned to be recruited by the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. It shows from another dimension the enthusiasm and passion of the world for this ice and snow event. look forward to.

  In addition, complete a series of Winter Olympics test competitions according to the standards, carry out comprehensive exercises across competition areas, release the slogan and medal styles, carry out the torch collection and torch relay activities, and determine the overall plan for the opening and closing ceremonies... These have been listed in preparations for this year Work on the task list.

Although there are still many challenges and difficulties, the "miracle" in front of us has already demonstrated China's determination to fulfill the promise of hosting the game.

Data map: Bach inspects the construction of the 2022 Winter Olympics stadium in Zhangjiakou. Image source: Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Looking at the world, at a special historical node, Beijing, as the world’s first "Double Olympic City" to host the Summer and Winter Olympics, will not only have a profound impact on the development of the International Olympic Movement, but also the orderly preparations for the Winter Olympics. Advancement has also brought more confidence in the global fight against the epidemic.

  As Bach said, in the context of the epidemic, the significance of the Beijing Winter Olympics as a "new Olympic benchmark" is undoubtedly manifested. It also embodies the spirit of human unity to fight against crises. "The Beijing Winter Olympics will become a milestone in the development of world ice and snow sports. "(Finish)