Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

Updated: 2015-03-30 16:27


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Beijing passes Winter Olympics test

The International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Comission, chaired by Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov (right), inspect the layout of proposed Alpine skiing venues at Northwest Beijing's Yanqing county on March 25, 2015. [Photo/]

The three-zone plan will see Beijing host opening and closing ceremonies as well as all ice sports while Yanqing and Zhangjiakou will host snow competitions.

Each zone will also offer a unique and rich experience to the athletes, Olympic family and fans, with Beijing boasting exceptional history, culture and entertainment of a popular international tourism destination, while Yanqing and Zhangjiakou offering a natural beauty paired with stunning views of the Great Wall which serves as a unique setting for snow competitions.

Beijing's quick and efficient transportation, world-class hotels, cosmopolitan cuisine and spectacular sightseeing will provide a truly joyful Games experience where spectators would be able to enjoy winter sports scenery and the drive of a modern cosmopolitan city all in one day.

Beijing has plans to host both the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and Main Press Center (MPC) within the China National Convention Center (CNCC), which was the IBC for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Without the need for additional construction or alteration, the CNCC already fully meets the IOC's space and technical requirements.

Yanqing and Zhangjiakou will feature their own dedicated Mountain Media Centres, with these environmentally-friendly temporary facilities set to be dismantled and removed after the Games. Both centers will be located within a walking distance from the venues.