Beijing promises better air quality and enough snow for Winter Games
Updated: 2015-07-29 12:14
Wang Hui, spokeswomen of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games bid committee, answers a question during a press conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 27, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Beijing 2022 promised a high-speed railway traffic which would take the athletes less than 70 minutes to travel from Beijing Olympic Village to Chongli Olympic Village.
"Exactly 52.5 minutes is the travel time from Beijing to the competition venue, of course it will take time to get on and off the train," said Wang Xiaotao, Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Committee.
"During the game period the train will be a direct train and if we count in the travel time from the Olympic village to the station, the overall time will be 70 minutes, village to village," Wang added.
At the same time, Beijing has a surprising gift for journalists.
"During the games, the train will not only be a transportation vehicle, but also an office for journalists," said Wang Hui, Director of the Press and Communications Department of the Beijing 2022. "You will find the mobile offices for the journalists, you can write your stories, watch all the games and have interviews."