The International Ski Federation (FIS) staged its final inspection of the cross-country venue for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Cross-country race director Pierre Mignerey and assistant race director Michal Lamplot led the FIS delegation to China where they ran the rule over the Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center.
The venue, built in 2016 and situated in Zhangjiakou in the Hebei province, is set to stage the cross-country, Nordic combined, ski jumping and biathlon competition at the Games, which are due to open in 100 days’ time.
The progress of work on the racecourses, overall venue, logistics and schedules were all discussed during the inspection.
The FIS said the final review and homologation inspection has shown the competition courses and stadium “meet the technical requirements and specifications”.
“Three months before the start of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, we expected that all basic features were organised and in place,” said Mignerey.
“It was impressive to see the work and progress that the team of BOCOG (Beijing 2022 Organising Committee), the city of Zhangjiakou and the venue owner with their teams have been able to achieve despite the pandemic.
“We had the chance to visit all installations on site and coordinate details that will be most important to ensure safe and smooth races.
“The FIS cross-country team thanks everyone involved for their dedication and great organization of the inspection.”
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are due to run from February 4 to 20 next year.