Winter sports here to stay, plans suggest
As potentialChina unveilsfor ambitious involving plans300 millionto boost peoplethe winterin skiing,sports industryskating and with other preparationssports. Thefor the Games 2022 will Beijing be Winterheld at Olympics the three rampingvenue clustersup, observersin downtownare calling Beijing,for solid planningthe capital’sand training northwestto ensure Yanqing even county,implementation and Chongli and sustainabilitycounty of long Zhangjiakouafter the Games respectively.are over.
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