Bid com­mit­tee dis­misses IOC’s snow con­cerns

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The Bei­jing 2022 Win­ter Olympics bid com­mit­tee has dis­missed con­cerns by the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee over po­ten­tial in­suf­fi­cient snow­fall and eco­log­i­cal dam­age from snow-mak­ing in the pro­posed ski­ing venue ar­eas.

The ap­par­ent lack of abun­dant snow­fall in Bei­jing and the sur­round­ing ar­eas, which was high­lighted in the IOC eval­u­a­tion re­port pub­lished on Mon­day, would not af­fect snow events in the pro­posed moun­tain ar­eas should the cap­i­tal win the bid, Bei­jing com­mit­tee of­fi­cials said.

“Lo­cal weather con­di­tions in the moun­tain re­gions in Yan­qing (north­west Bei­jing) and Chongli (Zhangji­akou, He­bei prov­ince) sug­gest that abun­dant snow­fall could be ex­pected to cover the venue ar­eas,” said Zhao Ying­gang, vice-sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Bei­jing 2022 bid com­mit­tee, at a me­dia brief­ing.

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