The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics — a joyfulrendezvous on pure ice and snow

As the raging of global pandemic, China has still promised a safe, green and intelligent Winter Olympics and Paralympics

A safe and standard event

A second edition of the Beijing 2022 Playbooks was published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Beijing OrganisingCommittee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022), which set six normative principles and forms an institutional guarantee of COVID -19 prevention for all parties joining the sports event. Playbook is not just a rule book, but a way of life, an instruction, telling participants how to safely arrive and how to protect themselves correctly. And this manual has formulated more rigorous screening regulations to prepare for timely and effective treatment once certain case is found. At the same time, atomizing disinfection robots and ultraviolet disinfection robots can be seen everywhere, and athletes are also equipped with a so-called wireless electronic thermometer, that is, body temperature patch. Crucially, it reports the real-time body temperature to the data platform. Once the temperature exceeds 37.3℃, the system automatically alarms.

Additionally, the Winter Olympics will certainly apply an unmanned hybrid interview system based on cloud broadcast technology to achieve no intersection between athletes and journalists, which demonstrate the power of science and technology in COVID-19 prevention.

A green and environmentally friendly event

China has built the world’s first four-terminallight high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC-Flexible) to transmit large-scale clean energy, realizingfull coverage of green electricity in all venues in the history of the Olympics Games. Samaranch, vice chairman of the International Olympic Committee and chairman of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Coordination Committee, said: “This is the first time that all Olympic venues have been fully covered by green power in the history of the Olympics. It is a highlight of the Beijing Winter Olympics.” At the same time, the Beijing Winter Olympics innovatively used carbon dioxide critical direct cooling ice-making technology, and carbon emissions approached zero, reducing carbon emissions approximately equal to the annual carbon emissions of 3,900 cars. Surface water, rainwater, snowmelt water from artificial snowmaking, etc., have undergone an integrated design of “infiltration, retention, accumulation, purification, utilization, and drainage” to achieve a win-win situation for sustainable use of water resources and ecological environmental protection. Through the intelligent waste sorting and recycling system, the competition area improves the resource value and economic value of waste, reduces the consumption of land resources, and produces huge social, economic and ecological benefits.

An intelligence and digital event

The full coverage of digital currency (e-CNY) was basically achieved within the venues. And Bank of China cooperated with China Unicom to launch various digital wallets such as ski gloves, badges of distinguishing feature for the Winter Olympics, and smart watches. Compared with cash, digital currency has become a string of secret keys in the mobile phone that can be circulated on different terminal devices without having to bind a deposit card or credit card. Even in an environment where there is no network, two mobile phones can be touched to complete the transaction. Significantly, it is totally anonymous, protecting privacy for negotiators.

Taking the opportunity of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, China launched a series of assertive strategies, thereby improving people’s livelihood. After Beijing successfully applied for the Winter Olympics, the clean air action plan started in 2014 has improved the needs of countless people for the basic environment. The construction of the capital economic circle, poverty elimination and the industrial upgrading in Zhangjiakou, have covered100 million people. What’s more, it has brought nearly two million jobs to the Beijing – Tianjin – Hebei regions.

It’s a feast for cultural exchange. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics venues embody the spiritual connotation of Chinese traditional culture everywhere. Hoping everyone good luck and happiness in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.