Zhangjiakou’s National Ski Jumping Centre in the mountains of Chongli district. Photo: Reuters
Zhangjiakou’s National Ski Jumping Centre in the mountains of Chongli district. Photo: Reuters

This impoverished Chinese city bet its fortunes on the 2022 Winter Olympics. Then the Covid-19 pandemic happened

  • The organisers had grand plans for a ‘fantastic, extraordinary and excellent’ event. Now the goal is to be ‘simple, safe and splendid’
  • Zhangjiakou, the city hosting many of the skiing events, is hoping the event will transform its fortunes even though few, if any, spectators will be attending

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Zhangjiakou’s National Ski Jumping Centre in the mountains of Chongli district. Photo: Reuters
Zhangjiakou’s National Ski Jumping Centre in the mountains of Chongli district. Photo: Reuters
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