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Ambassador Zhang Jun Introduced the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing at the UN

2019-12-09 01:09

On December 9, the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly considered the agenda item "Sport for Development and Peace". Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the UN, introduced the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Ambassador Zhang said that, in 2022, Beijing will host the 24th Winter Olympic Games. This marks the return of the Winter Olympic Games to a city that has successfully hosted the 29th Summer Olympic Games. China will work closely with the International Olympic Committee to present a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic Games to the world, which will advance the development of the Olympic Games and winter sports, and fully bring into play positive role of sports in promoting world peace, development and people to people and cultural exchanges.

Ambassador Zhang said that, we will hold a green Olympic Games and prioritize ecological and resources conservation and environmental friendliness by developing and implementing a low-carbon work plan, whereby green power will be used in all winter Olympic venues to strive for carbon neutrality. We will adhere to the principle of wide participation, joint contribution and benefit sharing by actively mobilizing social forces for the preparation of the games and accelerating the development and promotion of winter sports. We will put people at the center so as to benefit our people and will give women, children and persons with disabilities more opportunities to take part in sports activities. We will continue to promote openness in Olympic Games, and through the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, we will strengthen sports cooperation and people to people and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. China will create a new window for promoting the Olympic spirit and exchanges among civilizations and mutual learning. We will combat corruption and uphold integrity in hosting the Olympic Games, tighten oversight of the preparations and adopt zero tolerance for doping so that the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be as clean and pure as ice and snow.

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