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A tour of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games indoor venues

Published Feb 2, 2022


With only a few 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!

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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.

Ice resurfacing machines run at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing. Pic: Xinhua/Wang Jianwei

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.

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An exterior view of the National Aquatics Center in Beijng. Pic: Xinhua/Liu Xu

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.

The interior view inside the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China. Pic: Xinhua/Li Ziheng

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As the "oldest" competition venue for Beijing 2022, the Capital Indoor Stadium will host short track speed skating and figure skating competitions.

Chinese figure skater for women single skating Zhu Yi attends a training session at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Pic: Xinhua/Cao Can

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