ISLAMABAD: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission on Friday visited Zhangjiakou, a popular skiing destination for over a decade that attracts 1.5 million people annually.
With Zhangjiakou zone events set to be staged at the foot of the iconic Great Wall of China, Beijing 2022 has underlined how this stunning backdrop can best showcase Olympic and Paralympic sports to millions of fans in China and across the world, Xinhua reported.
The `Zhangjiakou Zone’ of Games venues will be just 50 minutes away from Beijing city by modern high-speed bullet train connection, while travel time from the Olympic Village to any Olympic venue will be within just 5 to 15 minutes to provide maximum convenience for athletes.
It would host the snowboarding, freestyle skiing, cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon events at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
In a strong effort to support Olympic Agenda 2020, the planned use of existing facilities in Zhangjiakou for Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games provides significant ability to manage costs economically and limit the impact of environmental aspects.
The delegation visited the sites proposed for the Nordic and the Biathlon Centres, a truly unique location at the foot of the Great Wall which will provide a stunning backdrop for the Games spectators and millions of fans worldwide watching the broadcast of the Games.