- Title: OLYMPICS-CHINA/IOC IOC visits ski resort for China's Winter Olympics bid
- Date: 26th March 2015
- Summary: HEBEI, CHINA (MARCH 26, 2015) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF SKIERS AT THE TOP OF SKI SLOPE SKI LIFTS SKIERS SKIING VARIOUS OF INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MEMBERS WALKING IOC MEMBERS LOOKING AT SITE MEDIA FILMING IOC MEMBERS WALKING IN BUILDING BUILDING WITH MODEL OF PROPOSED SITES CHAIRMAN OF THE IOC EVALUATION COMMISSION, ALEXANDER ZHUKOV, WALKING TO MODEL VARIOUS OF THE MODEL SHOWING PROPOSED SITES ZHUKOV LOOKING BEIJING 2022 BID COMMITTEE MEMBER LOOKING MODEL VIEW FROM SKI LIFT PEOPLE SKIING BOTTOM OF THE SKI SLOPE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SKIING IOC MEMBERS AT BOTTOM OF SLOPE IOC MEMBERS THROWING SNOWBALLS MEDIA FILMING VARIOUS OF IOC MEMBERS WALKING
- Embargoed: 10th April 2015 13:00
- Location: China
- Country: China
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVA1ZFSV4URX6BQS7RKZC7GO6KIU
- Story Text: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visited one of the proposed ski resorts for the Chinese 2022 Winter Olympic bid on Thursday (26 March).
Headed by Russian member Alexander Zhukov, the commission visited the slopes of the Genting Secret Garden resort in Chongli county near Zhangjiakou, which would host some of the snowboarding and the skiing events, should China win the bid.
The Commission have already visited sites in the city of Beijing as well as the Yanqing Zone, where the Alpine Skiing and luge events would be staged.
Beijing, up against Almaty, Kazakhstan, is seeking to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee is due to select the host city on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Though Beijing already has one Olympics under its belt, questions over pollution hang over the bid.
Overall it scored the weakest among the initial three candidate cities on environmental impact.
Speaking at an event earlier in the week, Zhukov stressed that commission members would not be afraid to ask "difficult questions" about Beijing's proposal during the trip.
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