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Plans unveiled for building all 2022 Olympic venues

By SUN XIAOCHEN | China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-01 07:14
Beijing authorities released illustrations on Thursday of planned 2022 Winter Olympics facilities such as the national sliding center for bobsled, skeleton and luge, the snowboarding big air venue, and the national short-track speed skating center. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Beijing's construction regulatory body released overall plans and deadlines of all venues related to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Thursday, laying the foundation for Olympic projects to advance.

Although all winter sports action has ceased in Beijing, a construction site in the city's northern Olympic Park is bustling with workers and machines building the National Speed Skating Oval, a new permanent venue among 52 construction projects needed in Beijing's downtown and northwest Yanqing district for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Sixteen of the 52 projects, including three new competition venues-the oval and the national Alpine skiing and sliding centers-have begun construction in the Beijing's downtown and Yanqing, according to the plans released by Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will use 26 competition and noncompetition venues in Beijing's downtown, Yanqing and co-host city Zhangjiakou, in Hebei province, supported by infrastructure such as logistics and transportation.

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