2021-04-03

The Capital Gymnasium is “new”, “soft and hard” are ready for the Winter Olympics

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, Beijing, April 3 (Hao Lingyu) On April 3, the Capital Gymnasium ushered in the “Meet in Beijing” winter sports series of test activities. The series of test activities in the Capital Gymnasium will start on April 3. Continuing to April 10th, the test competition not only tested the “hardware” facilities of the venue, but also tested the venue support staff as the “software”. The performance of the volunteers was quite impressive.

The Capital Gymnasium is “new”, “soft and hard” are ready for the Winter Olympics

Medical staff on the sidelines are paying attention Photo by athlete Hao Lingyu on the field

“Hardware”: Comprehensive upgrade of the system

The Capital Gymnasium was built in 1968 and has witnessed the “Ping Pong Diplomacy” of “small ball turning big” in 1971 In 1981, it witnessed the historical breakthrough of the Chinese ice hockey team, and in 2008 it became the main volleyball stadium of the Beijing Summer Olympics. The Capital Gymnasium has witnessed countless historical events.

For the time being, the Capital Gymnasium, which has been in operation for 53 years, is fully prepared for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. Ding Dong, director of the stadium (group) operation team of the Capital Gymnasium, introduced to the media that the five “hardware” upgrades of the Capital Gymnasium will ensure that the Winter Olympics figure skating and short track speed skating are successfully held in the first body. He said that the first body modernized the stadium from five perspectives: setting up professional lighting, building a “sky curtain” on the top of the stadium, adding barrier-free seats, implementing environmentally friendly ice-making technology, and ensuring the stadium’s constant temperature and humidity. In this 8-day test event, the upgraded Capital Gymnasium will usher in a formal test.

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The volunteer team is completing the site conversion Photo by Hao Lingyu

“Software”: Volunteer support work is carried out in an orderly manner

In this series of test activities, the workload of volunteers is not small, which can be seen in all corners of the stadium and outside. Their figure. According to Ding Liting, the volunteer manager of the stadium (group) operation team of the Capital Gymnasium, a total of 164 volunteers were recruited for this test. Among them, professional volunteers were from universities and society, and college volunteers were from four institutions in the fields of sports, language and medicine. Universities, and social volunteers come from medical institutions in Beijing. All 164 general-purpose and professional volunteers are responsible for 15 business areas including language services, photography operations, catering, transportation, event services, volunteer management, and anti-doping, ensuring the orderly development of testing activities.

The figure skating and short track speed skating events of this test competition are closely arranged. The rapid change of venues between events is a challenge faced by the Capital Gymnasium when hosting the competition. Qin Chenggeng of the short track speed skating transition team of the Capital Gymnasium Stadium Group is one of the volunteers closest to the stadium. His volunteer position is on the ice of the competition. According to Qin Chenggeng, volunteers should try their best to complete the replacement of sideline pads and the conversion of referee seats on the ice within half an hour, in order to prepare for the next professional staff to adjust the ice surface.

Volunteer work is also part of the activity test, and the feedback of its operation status is taken care of by the Volunteer Team of the Capital Gymnasium Group Operation Team. Li Na from the volunteer team said that the volunteer work log is collected every 3 days, and after the statistics of the volunteer work, the problems found will be reported upwards, so as to accumulate plan experience for the first body to host large-scale events. (End)