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

The Sports Department of has launched a series of column "Hundred Questions about the Winter Olympics", which aims to popularize the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting stories about ice and snow, and help everyone have a better viewing experience at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The 94th Winter Olympics 100 Questions | Why is our Winter Olympic Village so different?

  On the 27th, the Winter Olympic Villages in the three major competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou officially opened to welcome guests.

After the advance teams of various delegations move in, more visitors from all over the world will gather in Beijing.

Through previous media reports, you may already know that the Winter Olympic Village of the Beijing Winter Olympics is different from previous ones.

So do you know what is so different about this Winter Olympic Village?

  A row of red brick buildings is the first part of the Beijing Winter Olympic Village that catches the eye. As the first stop for athletes to stay, this place will undertake the functions of delegation registration, security check, protocol, and media reception.

It is reported that this area was renovated and renovated from 15 existing buildings of the original old factory. It is one of the infrastructures for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  "Chinese style" is one of the outstanding features of the Beijing Winter Olympic Village.

In the Cultural China Exhibition and Experience Zone, the Organizing Committee selected nearly 300 intangible cultural heritage exhibits representing Beijing's unique cultural charm, such as the "Yanjing Eight Wonders" techniques, focusing on themes such as ice and snow, the Spring Festival and the Great Wall, showing the charm of traditional Chinese culture. .

The picture shows the model section of the Yanqing Winter Olympic Village.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Tomita

  Yanqing Winter Olympic Village, located at the foot of Xiaohaituo Mountain, can see snow and green trees complement each other at a glance.

The semi-open Chinese-style courtyards are built on the mountain, combining Chinese-style and international paradigms just right.

  During the walk, a picture of a beautiful mountain village in northern China where the mountains and rivers coexist harmoniously with the Winter Olympic venues is displayed in front of everyone like a paradise.

  During the construction process, the trees protected in situ or transplanted and protected in ex situ include walnut catalpa, elm grandis, and martingale.

The trees and the Winter Olympic Village are integrated into a unique landscape.

The picture shows a room in an apartment in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village.

Photo by Zhai Yujia

  How can there be no shadow of "black technology" in the Winter Olympic Village?

  Every room in the residential area of ​​Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village is equipped with a smart door lock, which can be opened by fingerprint, password or card swipe; more than ten functions such as smart temperature adjustment system, fresh air system, smart infrared sensor, and video intercom can be accessed through the room. The controller is operated; the smart bed with "memory function" is eye-catching. It is equipped with a remote control, which can be adjusted into different scenes such as sleeping and sitting positions, providing the best support for the spine...

  As the "home" of the world's top ice and snow athletes during the Beijing Winter Olympics, the staff of the three major competition areas in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou have made great efforts to provide food, clothing, housing and transportation in the Winter Olympic Village.

From the "Winter Olympics Menu", which includes special dishes from all over the world, we can feel the hospitality and enthusiasm of China as the host.

  This special menu consists of 678 dishes, including world cuisine.

The restaurant is also equipped with an intelligent heat preservation dining cabinet to realize the diversion of people to eat.

In the main restaurant of athletes, there is a heat map display screen at the entrance to display the number of diners in real time, which is convenient for off-peak dining.

  The Winter Olympic Villages in the three major areas of the Beijing Winter Olympics have their own characteristics. Such elaborate layouts are worthy of the expectations of visitors from all over the world. I believe that everyone can spend an unforgettable time in the Winter Olympic Villages.

(Liu Xingchen)