With five days to go before the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, venues are ready for a simple, safe and splendid Olympic Games.
Take a look at the indoor venues!
NATIONAL SPEED SKATING OVAL
As the only newly built ice sports venue in the Beijing competition zone, the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the “Ice Ribbon”, boasts an ice surface of around 12,000 square meters. It can seat 12,000 spectators, making it the largest speed skating venue in Asia.
NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTER
The National Aquatic Center, which was dubbed as the “Water Cube” during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will be “frozen” into an “Ice Cube” during Beijing 2022 to host curling events.
NATIONAL INDOOR STADIUM
The National Indoor Stadium previously hosted artistic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics and handball events during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. After the transformation, it will be the venue for ice hockey competitions for Beijing 2022.
CAPITAL INDOOR STADIUM
As the “oldest” competition venue for Beijing 2022, the Capital Indoor Stadium will host short track speed skating and figure skating competitions.
WUKESONG SPORTS CENTER
Converting from a basketball court into an ice hockey rink within six hours, the Wukesong Sports Center will host ice hockey events.
1st cruise liner returns to Sydney after over 2 years
For the first time in more than two years, an ocean liner has been berthed in Australia’s Sydney Harbour as the multi-billion-dollar cruise industry resumes business in Australia’s state of New South Wales (NSW).
Asia Album: Wedding Week 2022 in Sri Lanka’s Colombo
Wedding Week 2022 was held at a hotel in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo over the last weekend, which included bridal shows and related wedding events.
Renowned designers from India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka togethr showcased their collections at the exclusive wedding expo.
According to local media reports, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) recently said plans were underway to promote Sri Lanka as a safe wedding destination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua News
Snaps of closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games
The Olympic flame has been extinguished, bringing down the curtain on the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, but the passion still lingers from the sports gala that has enlivened and inspired the world amid the pandemic.
Beijing 2022 has been a journey about both physical and human infrastructure: encompassing green construction and reuse of venues, and massive investment to fuel domestic participation in winter sports.
Here are some memorable moments from the closing ceremony.
China’s space observation ship departs for 100th mission
UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on DPRK sanctions
Chinese experts caution against over-disinfection for COVID-19
Biden to mark second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
Indian police arrest Kashmiris protesting against Malik’s sentencing
President presents warrants of appointment to new Scout Council members
G7 countries pledge to end fossil-fuel financing abroad
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President Abdulla Yameen officially calls for the removal of Indian military personnel in the Maldives.
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Opposition invites all ruling coalition partners to join campaign to secure independence of the Maldives.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed revokes support for the current administration in an open letter.
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