Beijing 2022 Legacy Promises a Bright Future for Winter Sports in China

World-class winter sport will return to Yanqing already from next season, and will help sports on ice and snow to grow further in China.

As the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 come to an end, their already impressive legacy of engaging millions of people across China in winter sports is set to continue. Two agreements signed recently are aimed at ensuring a lasting presence for curling and sliding sports in the country, and the continued use of Beijing 2022 facilities.

Yanqing Sliding Centre

Beijing 2022 Builds on 2008 Legacy


The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 are being staged in the first city to host both the Summer and Winter editions of the Olympic Games, and have capitalised on the legacy created by the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, already delivering wide-ranging benefits to the host regions.

Women at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 - All You Need to Know

Beijing 2022 is the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date.

Beijing 2022 is the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with women accounting for a record 45 per cent of the athletes. The following facts and figures outline some of the many ways in which these Games are proving a game-changer for gender equality in winter sports.

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Facts and Figures: How Beijing 2022 Is Transforming Winter Sport in China


Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 spurred the ambitious target to attract more than 300 million people across China to snow and ice activities, bringing healthier lifestyles to China’s citizens and many opportunities for local and regional development.

Beijing 2022 Venues: Reusing, Reducing and Modernising


The first city in the world to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games (2008 and 2022), Beijing has been able to reuse many of its iconic sporting venues. Also for the first time in Olympic history, all the venues are expected to be powered by renewable energy, while newly constructed venues are embracing new construction standards from water and energy efficiency to building insulation and cooling technologies.

Salt Lake City 2002: A Springboard for the Growth of Winter Sport

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The Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 served as a springboard for growing winter sport and bringing more major sporting events to the state of Utah. The Games created long-term benefits for their hosts, despite taking place following a set of unique and challenging circumstances. Starting next month, the Games and their legacy will be celebrated across Utah, as part of their 20th anniversary.

The New Ice Age: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Debut Climate-friendly C02 Cooling System


For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, and in China, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022 will use natural carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration systems at four of their ice sports competition and training venues.

The use of the natural CO2 technology is replacing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), traditionally used to cool ice rinks and proved to damage the earth’s ozone layer and contribute to global warming. HFCs have a warming impact that is up to four-thousand times more potent than CO2.

Sapporo 1972: 50 Years of Olympic Legacy


As the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 draw near, we look at the long-term legacy created by past Olympic Winter Games that are celebrating significant anniversaries this year. The first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia, Sapporo 1972, created wide-reaching benefits for the city, for Japan and even for the continent at large. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Games.

Tokyo 2020 Goes Beyond Carbon Neutrality and Helps Create a More “Sustainable Society”


Tokyo 2020 published its Post-Games Sustainability report, which highlights the Games’ achievements in the areas of climate, circular economy and promotion of a sustainable society. The report was released during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting that took place in Tokyo, Japan.


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