Yanqing launched the serial activities of '1000-Day-to-Go' countdown to Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

|ChinaNews|2019-05-13 18:12:23

May 11 has marked the 1000-day countdown to the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. As one of the competition zones of the Winter Olympics, Beijing Yanqing has launched 'From Expo to Winter Olympics: Yanqing running towards 2022' serial activities.

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Citizens were taking photos at the main venue [Photo by Duan Xuefeng]

The activities held in the main venue have kicked off at the South Square of Yongning Pavilion in the park of Beijing Expo 2019. Two tourist routes of 2022 meters long have been introduced to visitors during the main venue activities. One of the routes has shown the historical and cultural elements of Yanqing, and the other has highlighted the host cities of previous Olympic Winter Games, pavilions associated with countries that have hosted Winter Olympics such as Russian Pavilion and German Pavilion were the main "check-in point" to travelers.

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Tourists were having the knowledge quiz at the venue [Photo by Duan Xuefeng]

Guides of public civilization, Yanqing local volunteers, Haituo farmer ski team and tourists participated in the interactive knowledge quiz at the main venue. During the serial activities, tourists can visit Beijing Expo 2019 and learn about knowledge of Olympic Winter Games, horticulture, and history and culture of Yanqing.

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A kid participating in the parent-kid race was writing down her own name on the signature wall [Photo by Zhang Hexuan]

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Runners participating in the Healthy Body 10K Run started out [Photo by Zhang Hexuan]

Meanwhile, 'From Expo to Winter Olympics: Yanqing running towards 2022' Fitness Running kicked off at the International Grape Exhibition Garden. The race has consisted of Healthy Body 10K Run and Parent-kid 2.5K Run. Over 400 runners have participated in the race and celebrated '1000-Day-to-Go' countdown of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

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Representatives of teen winter sports in Beijing were practicing [Photo by Zhang Hexuan]

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Skiing lovers tried the skiing training machine [Photo by Zhang Hexuan]

Related principals of Yanqing said that Yanqing would keep promoting teen winter sports and increasing local people's participation in winter sports in the future. With 14000 people participating in winter sports at present, Yanqing will increase this number to 17000 at the end of 2019. In 2022, over 20000 school students in Yanqing are expected to master winter sports skills.

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