POSTED: November 5th 2015

IOC leads Orientation Seminar to aid Beijing 2022 in journey to the 2022 Olympic Games

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi led the meeting / IOC
IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi led the meeting / IOC

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a two-day Orientation Seminar (November 3-4) to help Beijing get off to a strong start on its journey to the 2022 Olympic Games. The Seminar was held in the Chinese capital for the more than 350 people involved in organizing the Games.

Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi led the Orientation Seminar. The Beijing organizers were walked through the Olympic Games life cycle. Particular emphasis was placed on Games management, core elements, and experience, the formation of the Organizing Committee, and the Paralympic Games. Beijing's meeting delegation included Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China and Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Liu Peng; Governor of Hebei Province, Zhang Qingwei; and Major of Beijing and Chairman of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee, Wang Anshun.

IOC President, Thomas Bach stated in a video message, "There is a saying in China that 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' This meeting is the first step on our seven-year journey together to deliver brilliant Olympic Winter Games in 2022 for Beijing, for China, and for the world."

"The Orientation Seminar is about transferring knowledge from past editions of the Games to the local organizers so they can build on all the successes while tailoring the Olympic Winter Games 2022 to their own unique situation in Beijing," commented Christophe Dubi.

He added, "More than ever before, we are working together with the host cities to determine what their strengths are and how to make the Games benefit the Olympic Movement and as much of the local population as possible long after the 16 days of competition."

Representatives of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee, local authorities, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee, members of the IOC administration and experts, Chinese Olympic Committee, representatives of the Chinese National Winter Sports Federation, and some IOC directors attended the Seminar.

"The Orientation Seminar was compact but packed full of information. We had in-depth discussions and exchanged views on all major issues in connection with the preparation of Beijing 2022. Thanks to all the experts from the IOC, we now have a better and more accurate understanding of the needs of the Games. We hope that the IOC and all the experts will continue to give us professional advice and support over the next seven years. Let's join hands to make Beijing 2022 a great success," expressed Deputy Mayor of Beijing and Vice-Chairman of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee, Zhang Jiandong.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

Keywords · IOC · Beijing 2022 · Olympic Games

For more information contact:
Laura Walden ()

All original materials contained in this section are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Sports Features Communications, Inc the owner of that content. It is prohibited to alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.