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Ice rinks for Beijing 2022 ready for ice production by end of 2020

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-12 15:45
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Workers pour concrete on Nov 18, 2020 for the new rink and curling facility for the 2022 Games. TAO RAN/FOR CHINA DAILY

BEIJING -- Venue construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games is right on track as all ice rinks set to stage the Olympic competitions will be ready to produce ice by the end of this year, officials said.

Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office confirmed on Saturday that up to now, 12 out of 15 ice rinks have been completed and the installation of the ice production equipment has started.

Two test events have been scheduled for December at the Capital Gymnasium - the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating and the ISU Speed Skating World Cup.

There are 13 venues planned in the Beijing competition zone. Among them are four newly built, seven renovated and two temporary venues. Up to now, the Shougang Ski Jumping Platform and the comprehensive training hall for China's winter sports teams have been completed.

10 venues in the Beijing competition zone will be completed by the end of this year, while renovation of the National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest", and the China National Convention Center will be completed in 2021.

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