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2022 Winter Olympic venues in China to be ready in 2020

Beijing

25-December-2019

 The construction of competition venues and auxiliary projects in Yanqing, one of the three venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, will be complete by the end of 2020, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Located in the northern suburbs of Beijing, Yanqing with its mountain area will host Alpine skiing, bobsleigh and luge competitions during the Games.

At present, the construction of 25 of the 28 projects including Olympic venues and auxiliary facilities is proceeding smoothly, according to Yu Bo, head of Yanqing District of Beijing.

Among them, some racing tracks and related facilities of the National Alpine Skiing Center have been put into use, and the main structure of the National Bobsleigh and Luge Center has been completed, said Yu.

Besides, both the Winter Olympic Village and Mountain News Center are being constructed at a steady pace.

To tune up for the Games, Yanqing will host five test events, with the Alpine skiing World Cup being the first, slated for February, 2020.IANS