Beijing 2022; Big Air Venue Shougang Industrial Park

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Beijing 2022; Update venue list (February 2019)

Olympic Games

  • 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)


Paralympic Games

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

Beijing 2022; Legacy plan (Version 1 – February 2019)

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

Temporary venues: Medal plaza (Zhangjiakou and Beijing) and the Zhangjiakou Mountain Broadcasting Centre.


You can download the Beijing 2022 Legacy Plan here (pdf).


Video: From 2008 to 2022: A Closer Look at Beijing 2022’s Legacy Build Up

Join us as we take a closer look at how #Beijing2022 is building on the legacies of Beijing 2008 and striving to create even more lasting benefits for the residents of the three competition zones!

Beijing 2022; Paralympic Winter 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)

Beijing 2022; Video: Beijing 2022 Uncovers The Secret of Ice Making

Beijing 2022 Inside Stories today uncovers ‘The Secret of Ice Making’ at Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing 2008’s basketball venue and one of Beijing 2022’s two ice hockey venues. It’s also China’s very first basketball and ice hockey dual arena and one of the most popular pop concert venues in the country.


Video by Beijing 2022 on YouTube

Beijing 2022: Press release: Beijing 2022 Sets Up Coordination Committee to Ensure Lasting Games Legacy

Beijing 2022 Sets Up Coordination Committee to Ensure Lasting Games Legacy

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.

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

IOC; Olympism in Action Forum Buenos Aires 2018 – Discussion: Hosting the Olympic Games: City Perspectives

Hosting the Olympic Games: City Perspectives

IOC Media on YouTube
There are many reasons why hosting the Olympic Games is attractive to a city or country. The expectations that the event will have a positive impact, both tangible and intangible, on local communities is alive and well. From developing an underserved part of a city and expanding much-needed infrastructure to boosting the local economy and increasing tourism, hosting such a large-scale event can bring about great opportunities. However, cost overruns, questions over resource use and perceived corruption among other challenges have left some populations hesitant about their city’s bid to host the Olympic Games. This session will seek to examine the arguments for and against hosting the Olympic Games, and shine a light on the real experiences, both challenging and inspiring, faced by organisers from past and upcoming Games.

Moderator: Sonali Shah, Broadcaster and Journalist, United Kingdom

– Mariana Behr, Former Head of Engagement and Education, Rio 2016, Brazil
– Lord Paul Deighton, Former CEO, London 2012, United Kingdom
– Chris Dempsey, Co-Founder, No Boston Olympics, United States
– John Furlong OC, OBC, President and CEO, Vancouver 2010, Canada
– Shu’an Yang, Vice President, Beijing 2022, China


INFO: This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it from display on other websites on copyright grounds. Therefor, links to this video will open in a new window.

Beijing 2022; Third Coordination Commission Meeting – Press Release Beijing 2022

Beijing 2022 to Deliver “Intelligent” Games and Leave Great Legacy – IOC CoCom

The third meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Beijing 2022 was held in the Organizing Committee’s Shougang headquarters this week (September 17-18) to discuss progress made so far and the work that lies ahead in Games preparations.

It was the first Coordination Commission meeting for Beijing 2022 since June 2017 and after the successful staging of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Representatives from the IOC and International Federations expressed confidence in the speed and quality of Beijing 2022’s progress.

“At this stage, you have done more than that could be expected. We feel very confident of what is going on,” said Coordination Commission Chair and IOC Vice-President Juan Antonio Samaranch.

With the Olympic Winter Games having now officially entered the “Beijing Cycle” and only 16 months to go until the first test events, the amount of work, pace, and standards expected of the Organising Committee has increased significantly, said Zhang Jiandong, Vice Mayor of Beijing and Executive Vice President of Beijing 2022.

To step up work in areas like venue and infrastructure, competition organisation, Games services, accessibility, and talent training, Beijing 2022 is to strengthen its already-close cooperation with the Coordination Commission, whose expert advice will be much appreciated, Zhang said.

All the work for Beijing 2022 will be carried out in keeping with “Olympic Agenda 2020” and the “New Norm,” which places great importance on sustainability and legacy, he added.

Of the 13 competition and non-competition venues in the Beijing zone, many are legacy venues from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. General plans for Beijing 2022 have also been made to suit the long-term development needs of the three competition zones of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

“You are building a very intelligent Games. And this is something that not only will give you a wonderful legacy in infrastructure but also a more personal legacy for the citizens,” said Samaranch.

“The IOC and the entire Olympic Movement are extremely happy to be here and very very confident that the Beijing 2022 can mark a new era for winter sports,” he said.

Beijing’s winning bid for the 2022 Winter Games has already served as a catalyst for ice and snow sports across China, with skiing and skating populations increasing rapidly. The Games themselves and Beijing 2022’s education and engagement programmes are expected to encourage millions more to take up winter sports.

In addition to a slew of meetings held at Beijing 2022’s Shougang headquarters, members of the Coordination Commission went on a venue tour that took them to the National Indoor Stadium, the gymnastics and handball venue for Beijing 2008 that will become one of two ice hockey venues for Beijing 2022, and the Olympic Tower, which overlooks the Olympic Park and the entire Olympic city of Beijing.

They also went to the venue locations for Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing Big Air, the Beijing Olympic Village, as well as the “Ice Ribbon” National Speed Skating Oval.

The Big Air venue will be built next to four cooling towers in the Shougang Industrial Park, an old steel factory now being transformed into avant-garde sports, recreation, and office spaces.

The Beijing Olympic Village, a short distance away from the Olympic Park, will be used as rental housing after Beijing 2022 to attract more talents to work in the Chinese capital.

The National Speed Skating Oval is one of two new competition venues in the Beijing zone – the other being the Big Air venue – and is being built on a piece of land that used to be Beijing 2008’s temporary hockey and archery fields. Main structures above the ground are expected to be completed by June 2019. Many energy-saving and other new technologies are being adopted to make it a green and smart venue. It also has solid post-Games use plans in place that will benefit the public and elite athletes alike.

Members of the Coordination Commission were joined by two Chinese athletes in the “Water Cube” National Aquatics Centre, the swimming and diving venue for Beijing 2008 that will transform into the “Ice Cube” for Beijing 2022’s curling events.

Zhang Lin, who won a silver medal in men’s 400m freestyle swimming in the Water Cube in 2008, told Chair Samaranch that he had been cherishing his special connection with the venue.

“Every time I came back to the Water Cube after 2008, I wanted to jump into the pool and swim here again,” Zhang said. “I won’t be able to compete at the Winter Games in 2022, but I will certainly come here to cheer for Team China as a spectator.”

Yang, a young curler who competed at the 2017 Asian Winter Games for the Chinese women’s team, said it would be exciting to play curling in such a special venue.

“It is a transformation from the Water Cube in 2008 to the Ice Cube in 2022. It is also inheriting a legacy from 2008. I really hope to be able to compete at Beijing 2022,” Yang said to Samaranch and Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation.


Beijing 2022 Major Achievements since the Last CoCom Meeting in June 2017 :

• On-schedule groundbreaking for key venues, including the National Speed Skating Oval, the National Alpine Ski Centre, and the National Biathlon Centre

• Unveiling of the emblems for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, “Winter Dream” and “Flying High”

• Confirmation of the Sports Programme, with seven new events added

• Continuous success of the Marketing Programme, with 8 Official Partners signed so far and the Official Licensed Products Programme launched

• Implementation of the Engagement Programme

• Completion of the Legacy Plan

• Successful learning and observing programmes by Beijing 2022 staff at PyeongChang 2018

• PyeongChang 2018 Debrief held at Beijing 2022 headquarters

• Finalisation of plans for test events

• Release of Beijing 2022 Accessibility Guidelines

Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games