Beijing (China) July 24: With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially kicked off with the opening ceremony here on Friday, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is on the horizon.
A team of Beijing 2022 staff are in Tokyo to observe the Games-time operations and activities of different functional areas. Chang Yu, director general of BOCOG's opening and closing ceremonies department, told Xinhua that they have gained useful experience on presenting a successful opening ceremony under the circumstances of the pandemic.
"The opening ceremony features a lot of highlights despite the influence of COVID-19. BOCOG is engaging actively in preparing to present a splendid Beijing 2022 opening ceremony in a simple and safe manner, with COVID-19 countermeasures in mind," said Chang.
The opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 is scheduled to take place on February 4 next year at the National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest".