GLOBALink | "From summer to winter": Smart transformation of venues for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
From:Xinhua News

Have you ever heard of curling in the pool, or playing ice hockey in a basketball stadium? In Beijing, various venues have undergone stunning transformations for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympic Games. #GLOBALink

In six hours, Wukesong Sports Center once witnessed Team US beat Spain for men's basketball gold in 2008 can set the stage for women's ice hockey competitions.

And here you can find one of the world's best ice hockey lockers.

With soft cushions and backrests, large storage space, the air pressure rod support, and the silent gasket, those new lockers embody the human-centered design.

In addition to Wukesong, the National Indoor Stadium in the north of downtown Beijing has also been transformed from a venue for gymnastics and trampoline to an ice hockey stadium.

China's National Aquatics Center, Water Cube has been turned into Ice Cube for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as the stadium will host curling and wheelchair curling events.

Whether Ice Cube, Wukesong or National Indoor Stadium, organizers have paid attention to post-game utilization in all the venues, as part of Beijing's promise to host a sustainable and green Olympics.


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