The implementation of more than 90 Olympic Agenda 2020/The New Norm measures has allowed Beijing 2022 to simplify the delivery of a number of Games elements, according to a press release after the fourth International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission meeting (17-19 July)
"Beijing 2022 is delivering on its vision to engage 300 million people in winter sports, and we can see real benefits resulting from the various actions that are being undertaken across the country," IOC Coordination Commission Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch said. "We have heard about some impressive developments this week that exemplify the vision for winter sports in China in terms of mass participation, elite sport and tourism. This progress is very encouraging for the long-term future of winter sport, both in China and internationally."
The Organizing Committee this week provided an update on the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020/The New Norm initiatives. The implementation of more than 90 Olympic Agenda 2020/The New Norm measures has allowed Beijing 2022 to simplify the delivery of a number of Games elements, such as International Broadcast Centre (IBC) optimisation and relocation; the number of medal plazas reduced from three to two; the use of trains to travel between venue clusters; the appointment of a ticketing service provider; a venue capacities review; and increased collaboration and combined forums between the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
There are also important initiatives to further improve the experience of Games participants. Cultural programmes and sports initiations are planned in Beijing Olympic Park, Zhangjiakou and Yanqing. The digital experience for Olympic fans is also being carefully planned, creating an ideal environment blending engaging content with useful information and services for participants.