The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of Chinanews.com launched a series of columns "Hundred Questions about Winter Olympics", aimed at popularizing Winter Olympic knowledge, answering hot questions, sharing interesting stories about ice and snow, and helping everyone have a better watching experience during the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The 14th Winter Olympics Hundred Questions | Is the Beijing Winter Olympics the first time China has hosted an Olympic event?

  The 2008 Beijing Olympics will last forever, and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are highly anticipated.

Between the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics, the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games also conveyed the spirit and power of the Olympics.

  On July 13, 2001, when the current President of the International Olympic Committee Samaranch announced "Beijing" as the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games, China and the Olympic Movement joined hands for the first time.

Data map: Photograph by Liu Yingyi, the Bird's Nest, the main stadium of the Beijing Olympic Games

  This is the first time that the Centennial Olympic Games have settled in China.

With the successful holding of this grand event in 2008, the world has come to know a more open, confident and calm China.

  In August 2014, the second Youth Olympic Games was successfully held in Nanjing. This is the second time that China has hosted an Olympic event.

  The International Olympic Committee established the Youth Olympic Games in 2007, referred to as the Youth Olympic Games.

This is a comprehensive sports event for young people aged 14 to 18. Most of the events are the same as those of the Olympic Games, and they are also held every four years.

Data map: On August 28, 2014, the second Summer Youth Olympic Games closed in Nanjing.

Photo by Hou Yu issued by China News Agency

  The President of the International Olympic Committee Bach used "perfect" to describe the event.

He believes that the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games has set an excellent example of sustainable event organization.

  The successful holding of the Youth Olympic Games has undoubtedly played a positive role in Beijing's successful bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and then become the world's first "Double Olympic City" that has hosted both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.

The poster "Passionate Snow Ignites the Heart".

Source: Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Next, is the 24th Winter Olympics which will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

This is the first time in Chinese history to host the Winter Olympics. It is also the third time that China has hosted the Olympic Games after the Beijing Olympics and the Nanjing Youth Olympics.

  The "handshake" between China and the Olympic Movement will push forward the development of ice and snow sports in China and the world.

With the good wish of "together with the future", the world is looking forward to an Olympic Games that will leave beautiful memories.

(Yuechuan)


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