This February, Beijing will host international athletes for the 2022 Winter Olympics, and become the first city to host both a winter and summer games. In a sign that China’s capital city is ready, the Beijing Organizing Committee released the designs Tuesday of the 2022 medals. Named Tongxin, meaning “Together as one”- the medals are a blend of traditional Chinese culture and the Olympic spirit. This week, organizers are also testing out venues for the 15-sporting events to make sure everything is ready to go. COVID-19 safety measures will also take priority, as CGTN’s Cui Hui’ao explains in this report from Beijing.
Joining the discussion:
- Lisa Delpy Neirotti is the director of the Sport Management Program at George Washington University.
- Dick Pound is a former Olympian and vice president of the International Olympic Committee.
- Victor Gao is a current affairs commentator and a chair professor at Soochow University.
- Jun Dong is a sports and culture commentator for CGTN and the Co-Founder of Ei Asia Limited.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) October 26, 2021
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) October 26, 2021