Zhangji­akou forges closer ties with Fin­nish win­ter sport city

Global Times - Weekend - - TRAVEL - Xin­hua

China’s north­ern city of Zhangji­akou in He­bei Prov­ince took a new step for­ward last week­end in the prepa­ra­tions for the 2022 Win­ter Olympics, as it gained full sup­port from Lathi, a city in south­ern Fin­land known for snow sports.

The two cities signed a twin-city agree­ment on Novem­ber 25. Ac­cord­ing to the agree­ment, the two will develop prag­matic co­op­er­a­tion on de­vel­op­ing win­ter sports, build­ing sports venues, man­u­fac­tur­ing win­ter sports equip­ment and fa­cil­i­tat­ing the in­ter­ac­tion of re­lated in­dus­tries.

The sign­ing cer­e­mony was held at the Lahti city hall. sary for Zhangji­akou to learn from

Wu Wei­dong, mayor of Zhangji­ak­ex­pe­ri­enced cities like Lahti, es­peou and direc­tor of the Win­ter Olym­cially in the de­vel­op­ment of win­ter pics Of­fice in the city, said that both sports, or­ga­ni­za­tion of large-scale sides have main­tained close con­tact events and train­ing of per­son­nel, said in the Wu.pasttwoyears.The­may­or­sof the two cities signed a “Com­mon AcPekka Ti­mo­nen, the mayor of tion Plan” in Zhangji­akou in March Lahti, noted that 2019 is the Year of this year. Win­ter Sports be­tween Fin­land and

At a meet­ing in May with Fin­nish China, and Lahti hopes to speed up Am­bas­sador to China Jarno Syr­jala, its win­ter sports co­op­er­a­tion with He­bei Pro­vin­cial Gov­er­nor Xu Qin Zhangji­akou. of­fered a pro­posal to fur­ther pro­mote Also on Novem­ber 22, the gov­co­op­er­a­tion. Zhangji­akou is gear­ing ern­ment of the Xuan­hua dis­trict of up for the 2022 Win­ter Olympics Zhangji­akou signed an agree­ment to­gether with Bei­jing, and it is neces- with JK Pro Coach­ing, a Lahti-based win­ter sports train­ing com­pany, which will pro­vide train­ing for cross­coun­try ski­ing and ski jump­ing among other win­ter sports ac­tiv­i­ties.

Zhangji­akou will be re­spon­si­ble for stag­ing cross-coun­try ski­ing, ski jump­ing, Nordic com­bined, biathlon, snow­board­ing and freestyle ski­ing events. Lahti is fa­mous for its rich sport­ing tra­di­tion, es­pe­cially in var­i­ous win­ter sports. It is the only city in the world to have hosted the FIS Nordic World Ski Cham­pi­onships seven times.

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