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2022 Winter Olympics: Location in old steel factory follows goal of green Games


05-13-2016 17:36 BJT

Beijing will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. And the organizing committee has now established an official office and in the interests of following the nation's goal of staging an environmentally friendly and green Games, an old steel factory in the western suburbs of the capital is being re-used as the location.

The factory is owned by the Shougang Group, one of China's largest steel manufacturers. It was ordered to suspend most of its production ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics in order to ease pollution during the Games. Later, the operations were moved out of the capital, leaving its large industrial area unused until now.

"By making use of a closed factory, the organizing committee hopes to show our determination of hosting the Olympics Games in a frugal and environmentally-friendly way. During the renovation, we kept most of the orginal structure of the building, combining elements of the old industrial style, along with modern desgins," said Liu Yumin, 2022 Olympic Committee spokesperson.

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