During its meeting last week, the IOC’s Executive Board received updates from the Coordination Commission Chairs for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, respectively.
Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch complimented the strong collaboration between the IOC, the local Organising Committee and key stakeholders, as preparations for the next Olympic Winter Games, in Beijing, continue.
Samaranch noted advances in venue construction, development of the local Organising Committee staff, and new sponsors and suppliers, as further evidence of Beijing 2022’s progress.
Beijing 2022 has been working closely with Beijing and Hebei authorities and the national government to mitigate any negative impact that COVID-19 could have on operations.
Chair Samaranch described how such planning will be implemented this coming winter at a number of official Test Events. Beijing 2022 has been in direct contact with the relevant International Federations, developing plans for different scenarios based on the latest COVID-19 situation.
For FIS, Beijing 2022 test events are planned in all FIS disciplines in the upcoming winter season, including the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski, Freeski & Snowboard World Championships in Zhangjiakou. An inspection on location of all seven International Winter Sports Federations, including FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis and the FIS Race Directors is planned from the 9th to 13th November 2020.