Beijing passes Winter Olympics tes

Beijing, March 30: The Intertiol Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission has completed its visit to Beijing, which is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with Zhangjiakou, and is pleased with what it found.

“It was clear that you embraced the spirit and goals of Olympic Agenda 2020. Our visit confirms that Beijing is capable of hosting a successful 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” Alexander Zhukov, the chief of the evaluation commission, was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “This week, you have presented your concept for 2022 in a very considered and collaborative way. The great passion that exists here for the Olympic Games has been inspiring. For this reason I am sure that - regardless of the outcome in July - your ambitious plans for the future of Beijing and the development of winter sport in your country will be realised,” he added. During the past five days, the 19-member IOC evaluation commission visited venues in the Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou clusters that make up the city’s bid plan to host the Games. IANS

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