The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit to Beijing has begun today with the Beijing 2022 bid looking to demonstrate it is the right partner for the IOC to further enhance the power of Olympism. The bid marked the first day of the visit with a pledge to fully support the IOC’s Agenda 2020 objective to carry Olympism forward into a new era, presenting a Games that offers sustainability, existing venues and a remarkable winter sports legacy.
During the first day of the IOC Evaluation Commission visit, members were presented with details of Beijing 2022’s overarching vision and plans for legacy and engagement; sustainability; overall Games concept; organisation of the Olympic Villages, and an overview of the proposed venues in Beijing. ［more］
Welcome the IOC Evaluation Comission
Beijing 2022 is ready to present its plans to the IOC Evaluation Commission
Beijing, March 21–The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committeesaid today that everything is ready to welcome the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission’s visit to Beijing.The IOC Evaluation Commission will arrive in the Chinese capital on Sunday, March 22, for a 5-day inspection visit. Throughout the visit the IOC Evaluation Commission members will be presented with the plans of the joint Bid by Beijing and Zhangjiakou for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and will tour all the proposed venues and sites.
The19-member IOC Evaluation Commission is chaired by Alexander Zhukov, IOC member and President of the Russian Olympic Committee and comprises three other IOC members including Barry Maister from New Zealand, Adam Pengilly from Great Britain, and Tsunekazu Takeda from Japan, as well as representatives of national and regional Olympic Committees, athletes, experts and representatives of the International Paralympic Committee. The IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi and the IOC Head of Olympic Bid City Coordination Jacqueline Barrett will also join the visit.
During the visit, the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee will brief the IOC EC members on detailed plans to host 2022Olympic Winter Gamesin Beijing and Zhangjiakou, under 14 themes. The Evaluation Commission will also conduct a field inspection to 19 competition and non-competition venues and supporting facilities, as well as assess the transportation system and all other infrastructural elements in the three Games zones of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou..［more］