Beijing 2022 updates this week: Nov. 21-26

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1. Beijing celebrates 100-day countdown to Winter Paralympics

As a countdown ceremony on Wednesday marked 100 days to go before the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, the Beijing 2022 organizers are ready to welcome Paralympic athletes from all over the world.

Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2021 shows the general view of the 100-day to Go Celebration for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, capital of China. [Photo by Chen Zhonghao/Xinhua]

With the slogan "Health, Joy and Energy," the Beijing 2022 Paralympic torch relay schedule was released at the ceremony, aiming to encourage people with disabilities worldwide to enjoy winter sports and embrace a promising future.

2. Beijing 2022 sets up 441 weather forecasting facilities

On Monday, the Beijing Meteorological Service (BMS) said that 441 facilities had been set up for weather forecast during Beijing 2022 in the three competition zones of Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

According to the BMS, indicators including wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and humidity are decisive in outdoor winter games. Therefore, a comprehensive weather forecasting system can protect athletes during the Games. 

3. Beijing projects 271.8km Olympic, Paralympic traffic lanes

The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport (BMCT) said on Monday that the traffic lanes with a total length of 271.8 km had been projected for exclusive use by Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games participants in Beijing and Yanqing competition zones.

Photo taken on Nov. 14, 2021 shows a marked road near the Olympic Park in Beijing, capital of China. The first traffic lane reserved for the exclusive use by Beijing 2022 participants has been set up here on Nov. 12. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

The traffic lanes cover the main roads and expressways connecting the airports and the Olympic venues, which are to be marked out with the Olympic rings at the start point and dotted lines in orange and white along the lanes.

The traffic signs will be put in place by the end of this year, and these special lanes will not be in service until the traffic management notice is issued before the Games' opening, said Li Gongke, a BMCT staff.

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