FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and Secretary General Sarah Lewis attended the IOC Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 which completed its second inspection visit to the Chinese capital on 13th June 2017.
On the first day, the Coordination Commission visited four sites in Beijing – the new National Speed Skating Oval, the Capital Indoor Stadium, Wukesong Sports Centre and the Shougang Industry Park. The Capital Indoor Stadium and Wukesong Arena were used during the Olympic Games in 2008, and will be repurposed for the Olympic Winter Games.
The Shougang Industry Park is a former steel mill that was closed down in 2008 ahead of the Olympic Games. It is now the location of the Organising Committee’s headquarters and is the proposed location for Big Air in 2022.
The Shougang site is currently being revitalised as a new area of the city that will include housing, leisure and sports facilities for both public enjoyment and elite training.
On day two, Beijing 2022 gave a series of presentations that included updates on venue and competition plans for both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, organisational structure, and advances made in marketing and communications projects.
The next full visit of the IOC’s Coordination Commission to Beijing will be in 2018.