Olympic venues fit for win­ter games

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Sports venues that were built for the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics are in good con­di­tion and could be used for the 2022 Win­ter Olympics as a way to cut ex­penses should the Chi­nese cap­i­tal host the event, officials and ex­perts said.

The venues have been well­cared for, and have seen a lot of use and wide pop­u­lar­ity with vis­i­tors, said Jiang Xiaoyu, vice-chair­man of the Bei­jing Olympic City Devel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion.

The bid­ding com­mit­tee said new venues to be built would in­clude a sta­dium with a longdis­tance speed skat­ing rink in Bei­jing, and ski slopes for alpine ski­ing, bob­sled­ding and skele­ton events in Bei­jing’s Yan­qing county. Other ski events would be held in Chongli county in Zhangji­akou, He­bei province, with re­fur­bished fa­cil­i­ties in four ma­jor ski re­sorts.

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