China’s President Xi Jinping visited some of the key venues for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 during a two-day inspection tour to check on progress of the preparations for the Games in the nation’s capital.
During the inspection to the Wukesong sports centre, the venue for the ice hockey events, and the Capital Gymnasium, President Xi stressed that preparations for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 were an important mission for the city for the present and the near future.
He also presided over a symposium on city planning and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, where Guo Jinlong, President of the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee, and Gou Zhongwen, Director of the State General Administration of Sports, presented updates on the preparations. In his remarks to the symposium, President Xi said that the preparation work should embody the spirit of green, open and shared development, along with fairness and honesty. Emphasising zero tolerance on doping and corruption, he said: “We should make the Olympic Winter Games as pure and clean as snow and ice.”