- Chris McMillan
Venues, Paralympic Villages, transportation and medical services speed up transition for Paralympic
2nd March 2022
Venues, Paralympic Villages, transportation and medical services speed up transition for Paralympic Winter Games
By Zhang Hui , Chen Qingqing and Cui Fandi
With just three days to go until the start of the Paralympic Winter Games, the competition venues, transportation systems, the Paralympic Villages and medical services are speeding the transition from the Winter Olympics for a streamlined, safe and green Winter Paralympics.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons praised China's efforts in terms of accessibility for people with disabilities in an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Monday. He said that China has made 300,000 facilities barrier-free in the last few years, which showed that China had taken the opportunities of the Games to make China a more accessible country and all the venues for the Games are very accessible.
"When it comes to accessibility, we could not be happier with China and with the organizers," Parsons said. Officials from the Yanqing Winter Paralympic Village told the Global Times that as of Monday at noon, 432 people from 28 countries and regions and four officials from the IPC had moved into the village. It's estimated that a total of 512 people including 180 athletes will move into the village.