Beijing 2022 establishes Legacy Coordination Committee to ensure Olympic legacy

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-01 20:50:54|Editor: Li Xia
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BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- With the aim of ensuring that the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bring long-lasting benefits to the citizens of China, the Beijing 2022 Legacy Coordination Committee was formed here on Thursday at the Beijing 2022 headquarters.

The legacy governance structure was established to define who is responsible for delivering each legacy project before, during and after the Games, making Beijing 2022 the first Games to deliver a legacy plan in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Strategic Legacy Approach.

Beijing 2022 will aim to create abundant new legacies from the Games, while enhancing the legacies from the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, promoting sporting, economic, social, cultural, environmental, urban and regional development in China.

The Legacy Coordination Committee will coordinate the internal and external legacy efforts related to Beijing 2022, by reviewing and advancing key plans and their relevant policies.

The Committee includes the State Sport General Administration, the China Disabled Persons' Federation, the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), and the Hebei Office for the Winter Olympics, as well as relevant ministries and government departments of Beijing municipality, Hebei Province and Zhangjiakou city.

At the inauguration ceremony, Zhang Jiandong, who is vice mayor of Beijing, executive vice president of Beijing 2022 and chairman of the Legacy Coordination Commission, emphasised that the IOC and IPC (International Paralympic Committee) specifically required that the Games leave positive legacies to China.

The legacy plan for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will be revealed later this month.