POSTED: August 15th 2014
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Local festivals support Beijing's bid for 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Display boards of Beautiful Yanqing, Gallery of Beijing / Beijing Olympic Games Bidding Committee
Display boards of Beautiful Yanqing, Gallery of Beijing / Beijing Olympic Games Bidding Committee

The event attracted a lot of attention / Beijing Olympic Games Bidding Committee
The event attracted a lot of attention / Beijing Olympic Games Bidding Committee

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The fifth Chinese Paper Cutting Art Festival began Tuesday in Beijing, China, as the capital city looks to strengthen its bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The festival will accept paper cuttings relating to winter sports, the Winter Olympics logo, stadia, and mascots through 30 Nov., with the maker of the “best” work of art set to receive an award named after Yuxian county’s Wang Laoshang.

Albertville 1992 silver medallist Ye Qiaobo will serve as spokeswoman for the Chinese Paper Cutting Art Festival. The art form of Chinese paper cutting made UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009, just before the first festival was help.

“I hope when people are decortation their windows with paper art in 2022, Olympic champions will be coming to the city at the same time,” bid committee representative Zhang Chunsheng said.

Zhangjiakou, where Yuxian county is located, would host all skiing events but alpine skiing should Beijing be selected as Host City of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The fifth Beijing Olympic City Sports and Culture Festival also opened this month bearing the “Healthy Life, Olympic Dream” theme and banners of “Beautiful Yanqing, Gallery of Beijing” based on the Great Wall of China throughout the city.

The Beijing Municipal Government and Beijing Olympic City Development Association combined to put on the festival. Citizens and passers-by were also treated to Yanqing culture in the form of boards in Beijing Olympic Park featuring the snow and ice industry of Yanqing and snow scenes of Guichuan.

Beijing is bidding against Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Oslo, Norway, to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee will vote on the Host City at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur 31 July 2015.


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