Will usher in a new era of global winter sports


Bach attends a press conference at the main media Center of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on February 3, 2008.Beijing, Feb. 3 (Chen Cheng) — The hosting of the Winter Olympic Games will make Beijing the first “Double Olympic City”, Ioc President Thomas Bach said at a press conference held by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the main media Center of Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday evening.More importantly, China has achieved its goal of “attracting 300 million people to participate in snow and ice sports” while preparing for the Games.The Beijing Winter Olympics will not only be a safe and outstanding Games, but will also usher in a new era of global winter sports.Citing Chinese figures, Bach said 346 million people participate in winter sports, ushering in a new era of global Winter Olympics that will transform the global winter sports landscape and industry.At the press conference, Bach introduced the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics.”The closed-loop management of the Beijing Winter Olympics has been very effective despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, and we feel very safe in the closed-loop management,” he said.I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone within the closed loop for their contribution to the Winter Olympics by following the rules so well.”The venues are ready, the village is ready, and most importantly the athletes are ready. Beijing is ready.The Torch relay for the Beijing Winter Olympics will be carried out in a closed loop on Thursday.Bach has invited United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the United Nations General Assembly Shahid To attend the Winter Olympics and the opening ceremony.Shahid will take part in the Olympic torch relay, to which Bach will carry the Olympic flame.

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