Kids' winter sports skills to get boost in plan for 2022 Games
Beijing's Yanqing district plans to help more than 20,000
primary and secondary school students master skiing and skating
skills over the next three years, a move designed to spur
enthusiasm among the district's residents for the Beijing 2022
Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
He also said Yanqing has built more ski runs over the last two
years, based on seasonal features and site conditions.
Some important events and testing activities are expected to be
held in Yanqing - for example, the 14th National Winter Games
Alpine skiing speed events in 2020.
Zheng, the deputy commissioner, said schools in Yanqing also
created some outdoor ice rinks when winter weather conditions
allowed, while in summer, manmade ice would be a good choice for
campuses to open up skating practice.
Yanqing will put more effort into increasing the number of
qualified winter sports instructors, improving school curriculum
and hastening construction of winter sports venues to add more
flavor to the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, he said.