Beijing 2022


Beijing is the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

 

1. General info


OLYMPIC GAMES; FEBRUARY 9 TO FEBRUARY 25, 2022
PARALYMPIC GAMES; MARCH 4 TO MARCH 13, 2022

 

Vision: “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow”

  • Spread and practise Olympism and Olympic Values
  • Ignite the passion for all-round development of winter sports in China
  • Become a new model that drives the sustainable development of the region

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2. News / Blogposts


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3. Candidature phase


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Candidature File

 

Masterplan

© Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games
© Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

 

4. Venues


National Stadium Beijing Photo: Ethan Kan on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

  • Spread over three cities; Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou
  • 3 Zones
  • 6 Clusters
  • 13 Competition venues
  • 5 Beijing 2008 venues (National Stadium, National Indoor Stadium, Capital Indoor Stadium, Wukesong Sports Centre & National Aquatics Centre)

 

ZoneClusterVenue Ceremonies / SportsCapacity
BeijingOlympic GreenNational StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies91.000
National Aquatics CentreCurling4.500
National Indoor StadiumIce Hockey18.000
National Speed Skating OvalSpeed Skating12.000
Wukesong Sports CentreWukesong Sports CentreIce Hockey17.000
Capital Indoor StadiumCapital Indoor StadiumShort Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating18.000
Shougang ParkBig Air ShougangFreestyle Skiing Big Air, Snowboard Big AirTBC
YanqingYanqingNational Sliding CentreBobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge10.000
National Alpine Ski CentreAlpine Skiing8.500
ZhangjiakouZhangjiakouNational Biathlon CentreBiathlon10.000
National Ski Jumping CentreSki Jumping, Nordic Combined(Ski Jumping)10.000
National Cross-Country CentreCross-Country, Nordic Combined(Cross-Country)10.000J / 10.000S
Genting Snow Park AFreestyle Skiing7.500
Genting Snow Park BSnowboard7.500

 

Non-competition venues

  • Training Venues
    • Ice Hockey Training Hall
    • Figure Skating Training Hall
    • Short Track Speed Skating Training Hall
  • Olympic Villages
    • Beijing Olympic Village
    • Yanqing Olympic Village
    • Zhangjiakou Olympic Village
  • Media
    • IBC/MPC: China National Convention Centre
    • MBC: Zhangjiakou Mountain Broadcasting Centre (Temporary)
  • Medal Plaza
    • Beijing Medal Plaza (Temporary)
    • Zhangjiakou Medal Plaza (Temporary)

 

5. Olympic Villages


Athletes Villages Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou - © Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games
Olympic Villages Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou – © Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

 

6. Transportation


© Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games
© Beijing Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

 

7. Olympic Programme


 

Source: IOC

 

8. Paralympic Games


Medal event programme and athlete quotas

Events Athletes
Male Female Mixed Total Male Female Total
Alpine Skiing 15 15 0 30 140 80 220
Biathlon and cross-country skiing 18 18 2 38 120 90 210
Para ice hockey 0 0 1 1 136 8 144
Snowboard 6 6 0 12 70 44 114
Wheelchair Curling 0 0 1 1 48 12 60
Total 39 39 4 82 514 234 748

 

Source: Beijing 2022 Paralympic medal programme announced (press release IPC).

 

Venues

ZoneClusterVenue Ceremonies / SportsCapacity
BeijingOlympic GreenNational StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies91.000
National Aquatics CentreWheelchair Curling4.500
National Indoor StadiumIce Sledge Hockey10.000
YanqingYanqingNational Alpine Ski CentrePara Alpine Skiing5.000
ZhangjiakouZhangjiakouNational Biathlon CentrePara Biathlon, Para Cross-Country Skiing5.000
Genting Snow Park APara Snowboard5.000

 

9. Visual identity


Emblem

Images: The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

 

Mascots

Image: The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

 

Olympic Games: Bing Dwen Dwen
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, and Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China and BOCOG Executive President Gou Zhongwen jointly unveiled Bing Dwen Dwen(冰墩墩), the official mascot for the Olympic Winter Games, along with Chinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing and local school student Zhang Jiman.

The jovial panda mascot is an ambassador for winter sports. Bing (冰) is the Chinese character for ice, while Dwen Dwen (墩墩) is a common nickname in China for children that implies healthiness, cuteness, and ingenuousness – characteristics also shared with pandas.

Clothed in a full body suit of ice, a symbol of purity and strength, Bing Dwen Dwen wants to emulate the physical and mental power of Olympians, and to help spread the enduring Olympic spirit. The heart shape in its left palm represents the host country’s hospitality, and the mascot is expected to connect and bring joy to people participating and watching the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 from all over the world.

The coloured halo surrounding its face is suggestive of ice and snow tracks, as well as the flowing “ribbons” on the exterior of the National Speed Skating Oval, one of two new competition venues in the Beijing zone that is expected to become a landmark of the Games.

The dynamic lines of the halo also embody the increased connectivity in the era of 5G communications. Resembling an astronaut, Bing Dwen Dwen stands for Beijing 2022’s embrace of new technologies that will bring about a future with infinite possibilities.

Source: The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG)

 

Paralympic Games: Shuey Rhon Rhon
Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and BOCOG President Cai Qi, Governor of Hebei Province and BOCOG Executive President Xu Qin, Chairperson of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and BOCOG Executive President Zhang Haidi, together with Chinese wheelchair curler Chen Jianxin and local student Wang Ruoyu, introduced Shuey Rhon Rhon to the audience as the official mascot for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

Shuey Rhon Rhon (雪容融) is a Chinese lantern child ready to welcome friends from around the world for a big party. Exuding positivity, the glow emanating from its heart symbolises the inspiring warmth, friendship, courage, and perseverance of Para athletes that light up the dreams of millions every day.

The Chinese lantern is a millennia-old cultural symbol associated with harvest, celebration, prosperity, and brightness. Red is the most auspicious and festive colour in the country, and is all the more fitting given that the Games will coincide with Chinese New Year celebrations in February and March 2022.

The overall design on Shuey Rhon Rhon draws from traditional Chinese papercut art and Ruyi ornaments, and features doves, Beijing’s iconic Temple of Heaven, and snow to symbolise peace, friendship, and good fortune.

Shuey has the same pronunciation as 雪, the Chinese character for snow. The first Rhon (容) in the mascot’s Chinese name means “to include, to tolerate”, while the second Rhon (融) means “to melt, to fuse” and “warm”. The name expresses the hope that there would be more inclusion for people with impairments, and more dialogue and understanding between cultures of the world.

Source: The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG)

 

 

10. Legacy


VenueOwnerBeijing 2008Beijing 2022Post Games Use
National Aquatics CentreBeijing National Aquatics Centre Co. Ltd.Swimming (Olympic and Paralympic Games), Diving, Synchronized Swimming, Final of Water PoloCurling, Wheelchair CurlingMulti-purpose venue for sport for all and performance
- “winter” set-up (ice sports such as curling & ice skating)
- “summer” mode (swimming, diving, water polo, water leisure park)
- exhibitions
National Indoor StadiumBeijing Performance & Arts GroupGymnastics Rhythmic, Trampoline, Handball, Wheelchair BasketballIce Hockey, Ice Sleigh HockeyMulti-purpose venue for sports competitions, culture and entertainment (exhibitions, singing/dancing competitions & shows)
Wukesong Sports CentreBeijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Centre Co., LtdBasketballIce HockeyMulti-purpose venue for sports competitions (Basketball, Ice Hockey etc.), culture and entertainment (exhibitions, singing/dancing competitions & shows)
Capital Indoor StadiumWinter Sports Administrative Centre of General Administration of Sport of ChinaVolleyballShort Track Speed Skating, Figure SkatingMulti-purpose venue for sports competitions, culture and entertainment (exhibitions, singing/dancing competitions & shows)
National StadiumNational Stadium Co., Ltd.Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Male Football FinalOpening and Closing CeremoniesMulti-purpose venue for sports competitions, culture and entertainment (exhibitions, singing/dancing competitions & shows)
Ice Hockey Training HallGeneral Administration of Sport of China-Training Venue for Ice HockeyPerformance and youth athletes training
Figure Skating Training HallGeneral Administration of Sport of China-Training Venue for Figure SkatingPerformance and youth athletes training, sport for all/mass-fitness activities
Genting Snow ParkSecret Garden(Zhangjiakou) Resort Co., Ltd.-Freestyle Skiing, SnowboardTourist and ski resorts
Zhangjiakou Mountain Press CentreSecret Garden(Zhangjiakou) Resort Co., Ltd.-PressHotel
National Speed Skating OvalBeijing National Speed Skating Oval Operation Co., Ltd-Speed SkatingMulti-Purpose Venues for Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, Figure Skating and other Ice Sport Events, Civic Activities
Big Air ShougangBeijing Shougang Construction Investment Co., Ltd.-Freestyle Skiing Big Air, Snowboard Big AirMulti-Purpose Stadiums for Athlete Training, Sports Competitions, Cultural and Civic Activities
China National Convention Centre Phase TwoBeijing North Star Company Limited-IBC / MPCConvention, Exhibition, Underground Parking and Complement Logistics and Offices
Beijing Olympic VillageBeijing Investment Group Co., Ltd.-Winter Olympic VillageBeijing 2022 Public Rental Housing
Short Track Speed Skating Training HallWinter Sports Administrative Centre of General Administration of Sport of China-Training Venue for Short TrackAthlete Training, Youth Sports Training and Mass Fitness
National Alpine Ski CentreBeijing Enterprises J.O Construction Co., Ltd.-Alpine Skiing, Para Alpine SkiingAthlete Training, International Sports Events, and Civic Activities
National Sliding CentreBeijing Enterprises J.O Construction Co., Ltd.-Bobsleigh, Skeleton, LugeNational Team Training, International Sports Events and Civic Activities
Yanqing Olympic VillageBeijing GuoJia Alpine Skiing Co., Ltd.-Winter Olympic VillageTourism Hotel
National Biathlon CentreZhangjiakou AoTi Construction and Development Co., Ltd.-Biathlon, Para Biathlon, Para Cross-Country SkiingNational Team Training and Tourist Resort
National Ski Jumping CentreZhangjiakou AoTi Construction and Development Co., Ltd.-Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined(Ski Jumping)National Team Training and Tourist Resort
National Cross-Country CentreZhangjiakou AoTi Construction and Development Co., Ltd.-Cross-Country, Nordic Combined(Cross-Country)Tourist Resort
Zhangjiakou Olympic VillageZhangjiakou AoTi Construction and Development Co., Ltd.-Olympic VillagePark, Resort Hotel/Apartment

 

Source: Beijing 2022 Legacy Plan (pdf).