The International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee concluded a two-day joint project review on the 20th.
All parties discussed the achievements in the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics, the key issues in the future and the countermeasures against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman of the International Olympic Committee and the Beijing Winter Olympics Coordination Committee, said that the preparations for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics are about to enter a critical stage.
The venue will be completed by the end of this year, and there will be a countdown to the first anniversary and other activities. Despite many difficulties this year, the progress made in the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics is remarkable.
Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, said that the organizers set a new height of goal for the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics, and they have made great progress despite unprecedented challenges.
The Beijing Winter Paralympics has great potential and will play an important role in promoting the rights and interests of the disabled in China.
Zhang Jiandong, executive vice president of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, said that after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic
Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee have maintained close cooperation, not only taking the prevention and control of the pandemic as a priority, but also focusing on the preparations.
The Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has overcome various difficulties and made solid progress in relevant preparations.
According to the introduction, at the joint project review meeting, all participants and partners of the Beijing Winter Olympics agreed to set up a working group on COVID-19 response.
At the meeting, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee also shared the extensive work of the Tokyo Olympic Games in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.