Wukesong Ice Sports Center in downtown Beijing will serve as the training base for ice hockey teams at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. LIU SHUAIYE/FOR China DAILY


As 2022 organizers celebrate five years of operation, Beijing’s vision becomes reality

Five years since assembling a strong organizing committee, Beijing has entered the final phase of preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics, with the development of COVID-19 countermeasures high on its agenda.

Despite the freezing winter chill, excitement for the 2022 Games is heating up in the capital and surrounding areas, with organizers, property owners and planners busy completing venues, finalizing operational details and drafting health and safety protocols as the final winter before the 2021-22 Olympic season unfolds at a challenging time.