The world’s only “double Olympic city”, Beijing has put more Chinese elements into the Games
With the Approaching of the Beijing Winter Olympics, people in China have begun to feel the increasingly strong atmosphere of the Winter Olympics: whether it is from the streets and streets to increase the winter Olympics elements, or the winter athletes are gearing up for the games, we are looking forward to the arrival of the Winter Olympics.To this end, the Commentary department of The Beijing News has launched a series of comments on the Beijing Winter Olympics.The mascots of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic And Paralympic Games “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” are located at the northeast corner of Dongdan Intersection in Beijing.Photo/Xinhua Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is approaching, and Beijing will become the only “double Olympic City” in the world.For a city or even a country, hosting such a major international event that attracts the world’s attention is of great significance and an unparalleled privilege.Hosting both the Winter Olympic Games and the Summer Olympic Games is unique in the history of the Olympic Games and highlights the unique charm of Beijing.The only “double Olympic City” has a history of hosting multiple Summer or Winter Games, such as London, which has hosted three Summer Games, and Paris and Los Angeles, which will host a third summer Games in the future.Similarly, St. Moritz, Switzerland, has hosted two Winter Olympics.But Beijing is the only city that can host both the Summer and winter Olympics.Beijing is the first and so far the only city that may win both Olympic titles in the future.The 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing were a great success. The Final Report of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing issued by the IOC spoke highly of boCOG.Jacques Rogge, then president of the International Olympic Committee, said in his speech that “the Success of the Beijing Olympic Games was remarkable” and “not only left a huge legacy for Beijing and China, but also became a historical monument of the Olympic Movement”.This gives us full confidence to hold the Winter Olympic Games.As the highest level of comprehensive sports event in the world, the Olympic Games is not long, but holding the Olympic Games can bring a series of obvious and potential, short-term and long-term impact for a city and a country.Moreover, the simultaneous hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and Hebei will also help strengthen the integration of The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region through sports events and achieve closer strategic cooperation between the two regions.The Beijing Winter Olympic Games will promote cooperation in transportation, logistics, planning, construction and management between Beijing and Hebei province, which will further narrow the gap between the two cities and strengthen the integration of The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.▲ The Olympic Rings and the National Stadium “Bird’s Nest” in Beijing Olympic Park.As the largest global sporting event with the largest number of participating countries and athletes, the Olympic Games are a bridge of communication between different regions, cultures, faiths and groups.The close cooperation between the host city and the OCOG provides an excellent opportunity to provide services for delegations and enhance the international presence of the city.On the basis of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will help more people around the world know Beijing and understand China, and provide an important platform for enhancing Beijing’s international influence and China’s national image.Beijing has a history of 3,000 years and 800 years as the capital.Here, there are the Imperial Palace, the Summer Palace, the Badaling Great Wall, the Ming Tombs and other historical and cultural sites, as well as Beijing siheyuan, Hutong and Peking Opera with regional characteristics.As an ancient capital, Beijing is a place where nomadic culture of Inner Mongolia Plateau, fishing and hunting culture of northeast Plain and farming culture of North China Plain meet and merge geographically.This has created the unique regional cultural characteristics of Beijing, which is grand, serious, orthodox, but not leisurely and lively, integrating tradition and modernity, simplicity and fashion.The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece has a history of nearly three thousand years.As a major international sports event, the modern Olympic Games also has a long history of more than one hundred years.The Hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, through the Olympic link, has linked Beijing’s tradition with modern times, added luster to international exchange traditions and Chinese historical traditions, and injected new vitality into this ancient capital.The unique existence of the world’s only “Double Olympic City” makes the combination of “Beijing + Olympics” the most eye-catching global city brand.At the same time, the link between Beijing and the Olympics will be further strengthened, so that Beijing will further highlight the “Double Olympic City” on the basis of the Olympic City, and the Olympic spirit will also be more Oriental and Chinese elements under the support of Beijing.At present, Beijing is actively building itself into an international consumer center city, vigorously promoting the construction of the National comprehensive demonstration Zone for expanding the opening up of the service industry and the “two Zones” of the China (Beijing) Pilot Free Trade Zone. The hosting of the Winter Olympics will also contribute a lot to the work in these aspects.The Games aren’t that long, but the Olympic spirit lives on, through the Olympic legacy of venues, mascots, cultural memory and so on.▲ Volunteer for Beijing Winter Olympics.A successful Hosting of the Olympic Games is not only the crowning glory of a city, but also a comprehensive test of its ability in various aspects of urban governance.The bid and preparation, facilities construction and personnel organization, event services and venue operation all pose challenges to the host city’s ability in finance, communication, organization, mobilization, coordination, command and emergency response.Hosting the Games during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, has presented a variety of dilemmas and challenges for the organizers, while also highlighting the ability of Beijing and China to host major international sporting events.Global outbreak epidemic in Mr Mick has strong ability of the spread of Dijon variation strains and winter is the spread of the epidemic period seriously, although the winter games to take the whole closed loop management, but how to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control, and do a good job in sports event, for Beijing, this is the summer Olympics in 2008 did not meet the new situation, is also a big test.At present, China’s performance in the global epidemic prevention and control is commendable. Drawing on the experience and lessons of the Tokyo Olympics and combining with China’s successful experience in epidemic prevention and control, we are fully capable of hosting a successful Winter Olympics while doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control.We expect the Beijing Winter Olympics to deliver a more brilliant answer.