To ensure that the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 bring long-lasting benefits to the citizens of China, the Beijing 2022 Legacy Coordination Committee was formed today at an inaugural ceremony and plenary session at the Beijing 2022 Headquarters in the Shougang Industrial Park on 1 November 2018.
The legacy governance structure was established to define who is responsible for delivering each legacy project before, during and after the Games, making Beijing 2022 the first Games to deliver a legacy plan in line with the IOC’s Strategic Legacy Approach.
Beijing 2022 will aim at creating abundant new legacies from the 2022 Games, while enhancing the legacies from the Beijing 2008 Games, promoting the sport, economic, social, cultural, environmental, urban and regional development in China.
The Legacy Coordination Committee is the deliberative and decision-making body for the legacy work of the Games. It will coordinate the internal and external legacy efforts related to Beijing 2022, by reviewing and advancing key plans and their relevant policies.
The Legacy Coordination Committee therefore includes such member entities as the General Administration of Sport of China, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), and Hebei Office for the Winter Olympics, as well as entities such as relevant ministries and commissions of the State, relevant government departments of Beijing Municipality, Hebei Province and Zhangjiakou City, and all departments (centres) of Beijing 2022.
At the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Zhang Jiandong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, Executive Vice President of Beijing 2022, and Chairman of the Legacy Coordination Commission emphasised that President Xi Jinping had given important instructions on the legacy efforts, and the IOC and IPC also specifically required that the Games leave positive legacies to China.
Others present at the meeting included Secretary General of Beijing 2022 and Executive Deputy Director of the Legacy Coordination Commission, Ms. Han Zirong, the Deputy Secretary General of Beijing 2022, the Deputy Director of the Legacy Coordination Commission, and representatives of relevant government agencies, Beijing 2022, the Beijing Municipal Government and the Hebei Provincial Government.
The legacy plan for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be revealed later this month.