The Olympic spirit of unity, friendship and peace is deeply rooted in the hearts of The Chinese people

On January 4, 2022, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected the preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing.President Xi Jinping inspects the layout of the national Speed Skating Stadium and the track in the chairman’s platform area on Thursday morning.The Olympic torch will once again light up the night sky in Beijing.”Early in the bid, I stated that China’s biggest goal of hosting the Olympics is to encourage 300 million people to participate in snow and ice sports.Through unremitting efforts, this vision has been successfully realized.”Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed this during a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Jan 25.Winter Olympics dream meets Chinese dream.When the curtain of the Beijing Winter Olympics opened, China’s ice and snow sports also launched a magnificent long scroll.In February 2014, when he was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, President Xi Jinping said to Bach, “In China, ice and snow sports do not enter the customs.If snow and ice sports can be promoted in The pass, it is estimated that two to three million people will participate in it, thus lighting the torch of snow and ice sports in China.”By October 2021, 346 million people had participated in snow and ice sports nationwide, achieving the ambitious goal of “attracting 300 million people to participate in snow and ice sports”.Bach said that with 300 million people participating in ice and snow sports, the history of world ice and snow sports will be marked by the Beijing Winter Olympics.Therefore, the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a milestone in the development of ice and snow sports in the world.This milestone has witnessed the hard work of Chinese ice and snow athletes and the stories of countless ordinary people gathered together.An indoor ice rink has been built in Shanghai’s Huangpu River business district. A desert ski resort is hidden in Inner Mongolia’s Xiangsha Bay. Tourists in Altay, Xinjiang, travel on “fur skis”.Strong demand is driving the explosion of ice and snow fields.By the beginning of 2021, China had 654 standard ice rinks and 803 indoor and outdoor ski resorts, up 317% and 41% respectively from 2015.Even “tianya haijiao” sanya city also built indoor ice rink.Snow and ice sports have moved from the north to the whole country, from winter to the four seasons.”To get more people involved in snow and ice sports is what the Olympic movement is all about.”In 1980, the Chinese delegation participated in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics for the first time.Xu haifeng won China’s first gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.In 2008, Beijing hosted an “incomparable” Summer Olympics;In 2014, the second Youth Olympic Games with the theme of “Share youth, Build Future together” was held in Nanjing.Now, the goal of “attracting 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports” has been realized, opening a new era of ice and snow sports around the world…

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