Beijing 2022; Video venues and infrastructure

Beijing 2022 has been making good progress on all fronts since winning the bid in July 2015. The organizers and the residents of Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou alike are determined to deliver successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2022. With the arrival of the Olympic flag in Beijing from PyeongChang this month, preparations for the 2022 Games will pick up even more speed..

Book recommendation; Urban transformation from hosting the Olympic Games


Urban transformation from hosting the Olympic Games

The infrastructural requirements of staging an Olympic Games are substantial. The event demands investment in world class sporting venues as well as in urban transport, telecommunications, accommodation and environmental improvements. The Olympic Games are much more than a sporting event: they have evolved into a tool of urban renewal and a catalyst of urban transformation. The aim of this paper is to review the role of the Olympic Games in changing and modernising the built environment of its host cities and to assess its role as a tool of urban regeneration.