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Preparations continue for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games

10 June 2020

Zhang Jiandong, deputy mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), took stock of the preparation for the 2022 Winter Games during the fifth meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission, held online on 9 June..

Among the items on the agenda, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sustainability and legacy of the Games and the global advertising campaign.

In April BOCOG launched a global competition for the design of medals, torches, and clothing, in addition to the sustainability plan for the Games.

Since the start of the global recruitment of volunteers in December 2019, the organizers have received over 810 thousand applications, while 26 companies have become partners or sponsors of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.

Vice-President BOCOG admitted that there are still challenges to be faced with the spread of coronavirus worldwide, but he also reiterated his commitment to complete all the venues construction projects by the end of this year, in time for the test events program.