During the 2018 “Two Sessions Congress” in Beijing, representatives from the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games disclosed details of the preparations for the Games.
Liu Yumin from the Beijing Organizing Committee told chinanews.com that 26 stadiums and venues would serve the Games with 11 of them being newly built. The construction of these 11 venues will start this year and will be completed by the end of 2019.
Another representative from the Beijing Organizing Committee, Chang Yu, announced that there will be an 8-minute Beijing 2022 display as part of the closing ceremony of PyeongChang 2018. According to Chang, the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony director, Zhang Yimou is in charge of the show which is now in rehearsals.
Chang also disclosed that the Beijing Organizing Committee has kicked off its design of its Beijing 2022 mascot collection with the result being unveiled in February 2019. In August 2019, the Committee will launch its Beijing 2022 slogan campaign, with the winning slogan being announced in January 2021.
Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick