Emergency drills are taking place at the National Cross-country Ski Center where the first gold medal of the Winter Olympics will be born

2022-05-11 0 By

The events at the National Cross-country Ski Center, where the first gold medal of the Winter Olympics will be won, will begin On February 5.At present, the venue operation center has conducted a number of emergency drills and total factor tests to fully prepare for the upcoming competition operation mode.When our reporter arrived at the National Cross-country Ski Center, athletes from several delegations were training on the track.The cross-country skiing event of the Winter Olympics is about to start. The competition organization, medical care and lighting systems of the venues are also taking full advantage of the time before the competition.Dozens of white light poles stand out near the finish of the course at the National Cross-country Ski Center.Yang Lei, director of the Venue operation center of the National Cross-Country Ski Center, explained that the light poles vary in brightness and use green electricity: “There are 59 light poles in the venue, which are mainly distributed around the 2.5-kilometer course.We always say, ‘The wind in Zhangbei lights up the lights of the Winter Olympics.’ These lights are also clean energy, from wind power.”The national Cross-country Ski Center has been open for training since January 29, and the lighting system has also been switched on at night, with brightness and stability tested.At the Beijing Winter Olympics, the National Cross-country Ski Center will produce 15 gold MEDALS, including 12 in cross-country and three in Nordic combined.On the afternoon of February 5, the first gold medal of the Winter Olympics will be awarded here.”The first and last gold MEDALS of this Winter Olympic Games are all produced in the cross-country skiing center venue,” Yang Lei said. “We have been working hard to carry out medical drills and change of competition schedule, involving more than a dozen emergency scenarios.We have developed contingency plans, including tabletop exercises, live drills and full preparations before the competition.”In the morning of the same day, the media center of the National Cross-country Ski Center also conducted a volunteer fire emergency drill, covering the use of fire facilities in the media center, the location of emergency exits, and how to escape in case of fire.”Fire safety is definitely very important in a major event like the Winter Olympics,” said Xiong Jie, director of the media center’s reporters’ stand. “Hopefully, we can prevent future incidents.”