Guangming Daily reporter Wang Dong

  A "truly unparalleled" Winter Olympics and a Winter Paralympics that interpret the concept of "courage, determination, motivation and equality" have ended in Beijing one after another.

As the host China, in addition to presenting two simple, safe and wonderful winter sports events to the world, it has also left a valuable legacy for the cause of national fitness.

Making full use of the heritage of the "Double Olympics", promoting my country's economic development, and promoting the progress of social civilization is becoming a hot topic of concern from all walks of life and the public.

  According to the definition given by the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic legacy is the result of realizing the vision of the Olympic Games, including all tangible and intangible long-term benefits created or accelerated for the public, urban and regional development and the Olympic Movement through the hosting of the Olympic Games.

  "Creating a rich Winter Olympic heritage and bringing long-term and positive benefits to the host city and the general public is an important part of the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics, which is in line with the reform spirit of the International Olympic Committee and is one of the important symbols of a successful Olympic Games. One." Liu Xinghua, director of the Heritage Management Office of the General Planning Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, introduced to reporters.

  "Drive 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports" from vision to reality

  Before the closing of the Beijing Winter Olympics, Tu Xiaodong, director of the Publicity Department of the General Administration of Sports of the People's Republic of China, announced at the 2022 Beijing News Center that "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports" is China's solemn commitment to the international community.

Since Beijing successfully bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2015, ice and snow sports have become a fashionable way of life for the Chinese people, and the vision and goal of "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports" has gradually become a reality.

  The realization of such a grand goal has made many officials of international sports organizations full of praise.

Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, said that China's biggest contribution to this Winter Olympics is to achieve the goal of "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports".

  "For the Chinese, this will greatly improve people's physical and mental health," Bach said. "From a global perspective, 300 million people participate in ice and snow sports, which will open a new era for ice and snow sports."

  Yang Yang, the first gold winner of the Winter Olympics in my country, believes that the Beijing Winter Olympics not only contributed an unparalleled Olympic event to the world, but also successfully achieved the grand goal of "driving 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports", and promoted the development of the ice and snow industry. It has stimulated the enthusiasm of young people to participate in ice and snow sports.

The Winter Olympics competition venues, cultural square, International Olympic Academy, Ice and Snow Museum and other facilities built for the Beijing Winter Olympics will continue to open in the future to provide the masses with abundant ice and snow cultural supply facilities, becoming an important part of the Beijing Winter Olympics heritage.

  "Snow Feitian" and "Ice Ribbon" will become new destinations for mass sports

  Shougang Ski Jumping Platform, nicknamed "Xue Feitian", is a Winter Olympic venue built in an old industrial base.

During the Beijing Winter Olympics, "Snow Feitian" became a household name due to the soaring sky of Gu Ailing and Su Yiming.

On March 17, less than a month before the closing of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the Shougang Ski Jumping Area will be "unblocked", and citizens and tourists can visit the big jumping platform at close range.

  As soon as the news came out, "Xue Feitian" immediately became a "check-in place" for many citizens.

Although the "Ice Ribbon" with the "fastest ice" has not yet officially opened, it still attracts many citizens to come and take pictures.

  Liu Xinghua expressed his views on how to inherit the Winter Olympics heritage and comprehensively and lastingly use the Winter Olympics venues.

He said that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee attaches great importance to the post-competition utilization of venues, and the organic combination of major events and national fitness is the direction of post-competition utilization of venues.

  The post-competition utilization of the Winter Olympics venues will focus on several aspects.

First of all, the relevant venues will be fully open to the public to serve the public sports, fitness and leisure, hold a wealth of mass sports activities, and serve the national fitness.

Secondly, all venues will continue to bid for and hold high-level international events and various domestic events to drive mass events and local development.

  At the same time, the Winter Olympics venues will operate in four seasons.

All ice venues are open to the public throughout the four seasons and host large-scale events and cultural and leisure activities.

The mountain snow venues in Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, due to climate restrictions, will carry out public experience of snow sports and hold events in winter. In the non-snow season, take advantage of the cultural history and natural ecology of the competition area to develop regional tourism and leisure, mountain vacations, outdoor sports and other industries to achieve winter sports. The Olympic Stadium operates in four seasons.

  The reporter saw at the National Snowmobile and Sled Center that a relatively flat position in the third part of the track is reserved for the public's starting point, which is to prepare for the public experience project after the race.

The bobsleigh center has signed an agreement with the International Luge Federation and will host high-level international events.

Liu Xinghua said that the operation of the venue is not isolated, but is integrated into the overall development of the region.

Using ice and snow resources to create brand name cards can continue to drive the overall development of the region.

  From "Double Olympic City" to "Sports City"

  "When we were just preparing for the Winter Olympics, the infrastructure in Kecun, Xidazhuang, Yanqing, was very lacking. After 6 years of hosting the Olympics, it has become a popular tourist destination, with not only modern venues, but also modern service facilities. "Guilin, Director of the Overall Planning Division of the Planning and Construction Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, told reporters.

  Guilin also introduced to reporters that the ancient poplar area of ​​Zhangjiakou competition area has not only built world-class venues, but also built first-class service facilities.

"It's hard to find a ski destination in the world that allows the high-speed rail to pass directly through the town." Guilin said that with the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed rail and Taizicheng Station, the future development here is also promising, "I personally witnessed the development of these areas from Badlands have become modern urban areas. With so much change in just 6 years, the future is even more exciting.”

  "The preparation of the Olympic Games has a very important impact on the development of the city." Guilin said that after the 2022 Winter Olympics, we are very confident in the development of the "post-Olympic era".

During the preparation process of the Winter Olympics, the three Winter Olympics competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou have undergone earth-shaking changes.

  Liu Xinghua said that in the next step, relying on the resources of the Winter Olympics venues and the Olympic Park, we will consolidate the achievements of the Winter Olympics, inherit and utilize the Olympic heritage, accelerate the construction of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Sports Cultural Tourism Belt, and help the "new landmark of capital city rejuvenation" in western Beijing. The construction of "the most beautiful Winter Olympic City" in Yanqing and "the destination of ice and snow tourism in Asia" in Zhangjiakou will inject new impetus into the sustainable development of the city and the long-term development of the regional integration of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

  In addition, the Beijing Winter Olympics will also promote the development of my country's cultural industry.

During the preparation and holding of the Winter Olympics, a series of Winter Olympics cultural products such as Winter Olympics image logos, Winter Olympics songs, short videos, film and television works, and licensed products have emerged one after another.

The influence of the mascot "Bingdundun" has soared, becoming a national cultural IP and a reflection of the country's cultural soft power.

  The Winter Paralympics can help improve the safety, fulfillment and well-being of people with disabilities

  "We are organizing the Beijing Winter Olympics, especially the Beijing Winter Paralympics. On the one hand, we want to build a good competition platform for disabled athletes from all over the world. Participate more fully in social life and share the fruits of economic and social development." Zhang Jiandong, executive vice chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics (Winter Paralympics) Organizing Committee, once commented on the legacy of the Beijing Winter Paralympics.

  Liu Xinghua mainly summarized the positive achievements of the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games in heritage work from three aspects.

  "The first aspect is to promote the popularization and development of ice and snow sports for the disabled. Since 2016, 6 sessions of China's disabled 'ice and snow sports season' have been held to create conditions for disabled people to participate in ice and snow sports. From the first session, only 14 provinces (autonomous regions, Municipalities) have developed into 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across the country to participate, and the number of direct participants has increased from about 10,000 people to more than 300,000 people in a single season. We also actively promote the participation of disabled youth in ice and snow sports. At present, there are a total of Eight special education schools have been identified as national ice and snow sports schools, and seven special education schools have been named Olympic education demonstration schools."

  In terms of ice and snow sports for the disabled, the number of athletes who were originally engaged in the Winter Paralympic Games in the country was very small, less than 50, but now it has grown to more than 1,000. Covering all major events of the Winter Paralympic Games.

At the Beijing Winter Paralympics, Chinese athletes ranked first in the gold medal list and medal list with 18 gold medals, 20 silver medals, 23 bronze medals and a total of 61 medals. The development results of human ice and snow sports.

  Liu Xinghua said that the second aspect is to promote the improvement of the barrier-free environment of the host city.

"The "Accessibility Guidelines for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics" formulated by us is not only used to regulate the barrier-free construction of Olympic venues, but also plays a guiding role in the construction of barrier-free environments in the host cities. Beijing and Zhangjiakou have successively issued Implement a three-year action plan for barrier-free construction, and vigorously promote the improvement of barrier-free environment in terms of urban roads, public transportation, public service places and information exchange." In the barrier-free and convenient service circle, 12,000 buses have been upgraded to barrier-free vehicles, and old lines such as Metro Lines 1 and 2 have also been upgraded.

  "The third aspect is that the Paralympic Winter Games has promoted the construction of an inclusive society. Although the Paralympic Winter Games this year was held by Beijing and Zhangjiakou, it has a strong leading role in the development of the cause of the disabled throughout the country. Caring for and helping the disabled, remarkable achievements have been made in the protection of their legitimate rights and interests, the improvement of their living conditions, the improvement of their living standards, and the formation of a social atmosphere of helping the disabled. Realize that we can get rid of poverty at the same time as the able-bodied and enter a moderately prosperous society. The sense of security, gain and happiness of our disabled group has been continuously improved." Liu Xinghua said.

  "Guangming Daily" (04 edition on March 20, 2022)

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