(Beijing Winter Olympics) "Double Olympic People" Write the Legendary Story of "Double Olympic City"

  China News Agency, Beijing, January 24th, title: "Double Olympic People" Write the Legendary Story of "Double Olympic City"

  China News Agency reporter Guo Chaokai

  January 24 was the day when the main media center of the Beijing Winter Olympics officially started running 24 hours a day. On this day, Xu Jicheng's work was even busier.

During the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Media Operations Department he leads will connect with Chinese and foreign journalists from all over the world and provide them with accurate and professional media services.

  As a "double Olympic person" who participated in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the 62-year-old Xu Jicheng has been associated with the Olympics for a long time.

He used to be a senior reporter of Xinhua News Agency and participated in many Olympic Games reports.

  Tall and gentle are many people's first impressions of Xu Jicheng. Many domestic and foreign media people affectionately call him "Da Xu".

When hosting a press conference during the Olympics, if he encounters new faces, he will specifically write down the names of reporters who ask questions, so as to strengthen communication later.

  In his more than 30-year career as a journalist, Xu Jicheng has participated in 6 events in Seoul, Barcelona, ​​Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and London for the Summer Olympics alone.

What changed Xu Jicheng's career trajectory was the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

That year, he was seconded to the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee to provide media services to media reporters from all over the world as the deputy director of the media operation department.

  Xu Jicheng, an Olympic staff member who has transformed from a front-line reporter to serve reporters, has his own opinion on the operation of the media. "The operation of the Olympic media must provide journalists with the most appropriate services according to their needs. There is an old saying in China that 'too much is too much'. But it cannot be 'absent', and the most appropriate service must be the most professional service."

  In the past 14 years, Xu Jicheng's temples have been quietly gray, but his enthusiasm for the Olympics has not subsided.

In his opinion, because of the experience of the 2008 Olympic Games, the "Double Olympics" are more aware of the real needs of athletes and media reporters in this Winter Olympics, and they are anxious for their urgency and what they think.

  In fact, a considerable proportion of the staff of the Beijing Winter Olympics are also "Double Olympics".

From 2008 to 2022, staff from different occupations and age groups became attached to Beijing and devoted themselves to the Olympic Games.

Xu Jicheng told a reporter from China News Agency that more than half of the 28 ministers of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee are "double Olympics", including the ministers of the Human Resources Department, Logistics Department, Technology Department and other departments.

  During the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics, many "Double Olympics" elements emerged.

The Winter Olympics song "Towards the Future Together", which was released not long ago, echoes the "Me and You" composed in 2008. It not only evokes people's warm memories of the Olympic Games, but also sings Beijing's self-confidence and self-confidence as a "city of double Olympics". style.

These two Olympic theme songs were written by Chang Shilei, the "Double Olympic Musician".

  The outside world noticed that there are still many "Double Olympics people" who are conscientious in their respective positions: from "Bird's Nest" to "Ice Ribbon", "Double Olympics Designer" Li Jiulin creates high-quality projects with the spirit of craftsmanship; from track and field tracks to ski resorts, Li Rui, a neurosurgeon from Beijing China-Japan Friendship Hospital, "escorted" athletes in different venues; from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics, Liu Xinghua, currently the Director of the Heritage Management Department of the General Planning Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, plans and manages the Olympic heritage becoming more proficient...

  14 years of perseverance is not easy.

Liu Xinghua said with emotion: "A perseverance and a love for the Olympic Games have always been buried in our bones and even in our blood. When we mention the Olympic Games, we will be excited and our eyes will light up. This enthusiasm has always supported us to persevere and keep our whole body alive. Give your heart."

  For Xu Jicheng, it is an honor to be able to participate in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the same time as a "double Olympic person", which brings his career to a successful end.

  In 2008, when the Olympic flame illuminated the Bird's Nest, Beijing painted a historical picture of "one world, one dream"; on February 4, 2022, the torch will light up the night sky of Beijing again.

In the past 14 years, from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics, from the preparation to the holding, the legend of the "city of double Olympics" is being written, among which there is a strong stroke of "double Olympics".