Over 1,000 spectators watch an ice hockey take a look at occasion on the Wukesong Sports activities Heart in Beijing, April 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)
Through the “Expertise Beijing” ice sports activities testing program, diplomats from a number of international locations gave compliments on the preparation work of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) — Through the “Expertise Beijing” ice sports activities testing program, diplomats from a number of international locations gave compliments on the preparation work of the Beijing Winter Olympics and seemed ahead to a winter Video games as profitable as Beijing 2008.
Wukesong Sports activities Heart welcomed spectators to its ice hockey sport for the primary time on Sunday. A number of international diplomats attended and shared the joy.
Tea Pirih, financial counselor on the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Beijing, was impressed with the preparations.
“I need to say that from what we’ve seen by now, we see that the preparations are going effectively. We simply hope that quickly our technical crew and athletes could have the likelihood to go to China and to see on their very own with their very own eyes.”
Changing from a basketball area and live performance venue to an ice hockey rink, Wukesong Sports activities Heart has now turn out to be a multi-use venue that William Freyr Huntingdon-Williams is “more than happy to see.”
“And that is superb for the entire sustainability of the video games and going ahead,” stated the primary secretary and deputy head of mission on the Embassy of Iceland.
“Now the latest factor right here after all is the brand new know-how in ice making, which we have been informed is far more environmentally pleasant, which we’re more than happy,” Huntingdon-Williams added.
Journalists work on the combined zone throughout an ice hockey take a look at program on the Wukesong Sports activities Heart in Beijing, April 4, 2021. (Xinhua/Peng Ziyang)
In keeping with Adam Daniel Breuer Zehevi, cultural attache on the Embassy of Hungary, the occasion group in China “could be very professionally carried out” that he expects all the pieces to go easily with out something disturbing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hopefully there will likely be one of many form as we’ve seen again in 2008 throughout the summer time Olympic Video games Beijing has actually carried out all the pieces in its energy to create very profitable occasions,” stated Zehevi. “And we hope to see the identical factor now.”
Zehevi additionally counseled the attraction of participating 300 million folks in winter sports activities in China. “I believe it’s a superb thought, as a result of regardless whether or not it’s winter sport or summer time sport, it is rather vital for the wholesome life-style,” stated Zehevi. “In a part of the fashionable life-style as effectively, particularly most individuals keep in workplace these days, so I believe it is rather constructive to alter the perspective for the wholesome life-style.”
“We will already really feel the joy increase and we will see the organizers actually do all the pieces of their energy to carry the Olympic spirit.”
Produced by Xinhua International Service