200-day countdown ceremony to Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games held in Shougang Park

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A ceremony titled "Inclusion and Sharing" for the 200-day countdown to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was held near the offices of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG) at Shougang Park in China's capital Beijing. The event focused on the achievements that the BOCOG has made organizing the Paralympic-related public education platforms, especially youth education.

At present, the total number of Olympic and Paralympic education demonstration schools nationwide has reached 835, and the number of ice and snow sports-themed schools has reached 2,062. 

China introduced the educational materials from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the first time, and the BOCOG released the Chinese version of the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) toolkit and I'mPOSSIBLE toolkit, with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and IPC. Nearly 20,000 copies were donated to schools nationwide, aiming to educate young people about the values and visions of the Paralympic Games and change society's perception of people with disabilities. Activities introducing Winter Olympics values were also organized in middle and primary schools, and Paralympic education teaching videos were shot for frontline teachers.

According to an official from China's Disabled Persons' Federation, the BOCOG will team up with the federation and China Commission of Promotion of Publicity for the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Persons to organize a painting competition for young disabled people. The winning works will be displayed as a "special New Year gift" to encourage disabled teenagers to participate in the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games.

At the ceremony, teachers from Beijing Chenjinglun Highschool introduced their experience in carrying out Paralympic values education. Five Winter Olympic student reporters conducted on-site interviews on behalf of the 23 branches across the country. Finally, young reporters with the Winter Olympics and the athletes about to set off for the Tokyo Paralympic Games expressed their good wishes for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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