13 June 2017
Alexander Zhukov: “Beijing has made significant progress in preparing for the 2022 Games”
Coordination Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), headed by IOC member, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, paid a working visit to Beijing, where the 2022 winter Olympics will take place.
The Commission praised the city’s preparation for the Olympics and looked at the future Olympic venues, including the short track, figure skating, speed skating, Curling and hockey arenas.
“Since our last visit to Beijing, the 2022 Olympic Games Organizing Committee has made significant progress in preparing for the competition, which will bring great benefit to the city, region and country for decades to come. The IOC Coordination Commission has full confidence in the ability of Beijing to host the Olympics at a high level. It will be great to return to the city with such a rich Olympic history. We must ensure that the legacy of the 2008 will continue. I was told that 50 percent of the current Beijing 2022 team have experience on the 2008 Games. It is not only a good support for the organizing Committee, but also an example of human heritage, saved for nearly 10 years. This coincides with the vision of the IOC that aims to make the Olympic games more stable,” – said Alexander Zhukov.
Next time the IOC Coordination Commission will visit the capital of the 2022 Wnter Olympic Games in 2018.