Bach: The Olympic Games in Beijing were very successful and the athletes were very satisfied


Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 18 (gao Meng, Zhao Xuetong, Ji Ye)Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said at a press conference on Monday morning that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics were a great success and the athletes were very satisfied.He elaborates on this from the perspective of athletes and event organization, broadcasting and legacy.”Against the backdrop of the global epidemic, the Chinese government and people have provided a warm reception for athletes from all over the world and set up a stage for them to show themselves.The athletes were very happy and satisfied with the facilities, the Olympic village and the security conditions inside the closed loop.In addition, the Olympic atmosphere at the Beijing Winter Olympics is the strongest I have ever participated in.”Bach says.At the same time, there were many touching stories during the Games as many athletes overcame their injuries and other difficulties to show their high level of competition, Bach said.For example, in the curling mixed doubles round robin, Chinese players Ling Zhi and Fan Suyuan exchanged badges with players from the US team.In the women’s snowboard grand jump final, the athletes comfort the injured Japanese athlete Iwae 渕 Rira. These stories show the spirit of the Olympic Games.Bach also praised quarantine policies such as closed-loop management.According to him, during the Beijing Winter Olympics, the positive rate of nucleic acid test in closed-loop was only 0.01 percent.”[Closed Loop] is one of the safest places on the planet,” Bach said. “All of us live in closed Loop very safely and comfortably.As long as everyone observes the spirit of solidarity and everyone contributes, even in the midst of COVID-19, a great event can be held.””People’s enthusiasm for the Winter Olympics is also reflected in the audience at all levels.”Bach said more than 2.7 billion people participated in discussions on the ioc’s official social media during the Games.In China alone, more than 600 million people watched the Beijing Winter Olympics on television.In addition, he said, the digital broadcasting and communication technologies at the Games have been amazing and will help the Olympic movement in the future.Bach also reiterated the importance of Beijing’s Olympic legacy.He pointed out that China’s biggest contribution to the Winter Olympics was to achieve the goal of “attracting 300 million people to participate in snow and ice sports.””If even a few of those 300 million people decide to become ice sports professionals, it could be a whole new landscape for global ice sports in the future.””There are already more than 2,000 ice rinks in China, and there will be more after the Beijing Winter Olympics.””We have discussed with the IFs and other relevant parties that there will be more winter events such as the World Cup in Beijing in the coming season,” Bach said.Bach also spoke highly of the role of the Sustainable Management system for the Beijing Winter Olympics.As the first sustainability management system in Olympic history to integrate the three international standards of “sustainability management system for Large Events, environmental management system and social responsibility guidelines”, Bach said it would “strongly promote the participation of the world in ice sports”.Qinghai Daily (February 19, 2022, 5th edition: Beijing Winter Olympics) statement: The above content, except for the source of the original qinghai Daily, is strictly prohibited to reprint without written permission!

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