Sports: Snow not a hurdle in Winter Games, says Beijing

(From China Daily)

A Beijing bid spokeswoman has defended China’s application to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, telling a news conference in Kuala Lumpur that snow won’t be a problem for the capital and co-bidder Zhangjiakou if they are awarded the right to host the Games, the Beijing Times reported.

A woman enjoys skiing at the Wanlong Ski Resort in Chongli county

A woman enjoys skiing at the Wanlong Ski Resort in Chongli county

“Having deep snow does not guarantee a successful Winter Olympics, in addition you must also have the capacity to receive guests, organize the Games, provide facilities for tourists and have strong security arrangements which was proved at the 2008 Summer Olympics,” Wang Hui said. “In the unlikely event of extreme weather, we have the capacity to rely entirely on artificial snow-making facilities and comply with all snow requirements”.

Chairman Wei Qinghua of China Mountain Development Co Ltd has spent the past 13 years working on the design, planning, construction and operation of Wanlong and Genting Ski Resorts in Zhangjiakou’s Chongli county. Read More

 



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