Beijing begins to test venues for 2022 Winter Olympics

The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have started 10 days of testing for the hockey and other indoor venues

Men’s hockey players drilled at the nearby National Indoor Stadium, another venue built for the 2008 Games. Figure skating and speedskating venues will also be given a run-through during the April 1-10 test events.

Questions remain about whether and how the Olympics should be held amid the pandemic. This year’s Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to go ahead, but without any fans from overseas. Beijing organizers have pledged a safe Olympics, but have not announced details yet on any virus-related restrictions that might be put in place.

China has strict rules that limit who can come into the country. Anyone who does, with very limited exceptions, must quarantine for 14 days in a designated hotel. Journalists covering the test events were required to get temperature checks before entering the venues and wear face masks inside.

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