Olympic venues fit for winter games
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.