Xi jinping delivered a video address to the opening ceremony of the 139th Session of the International Olympic Committee

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a video address to the opening ceremony of the 139th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Beijing, Feb 3, 2018.Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a video address to the opening ceremony of the 139th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Beijing, Capital of China, Feb. 3, 2018.Xi extended warm welcome to Ioc President Thomas Bach and other IOC members for gathering in Beijing, the city of Both Olympic and Paralympic Games, and convening the 139th SESSION of the IOC on the Chinese New Year holiday.Xi pointed out that the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world into a new period of turbulence and transformation, with mankind facing multiple challenges.The IOC has led the Olympic Movement forward with courage and has played an important and unique role in promoting global solidarity and cooperation to overcome difficulties.I thank the IOC for its long-term contribution to China’s sports development and its strong support and guidance for China’s bid and preparation for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.From “One World, One Dream” in 2008 to “Together for the Future” in 2022, China has taken an active part in the Olympic Movement, unswervingly promoted the Olympic spirit, and firmly pursued and acted on the Olympic ideal, Xi said.By preparing for the Winter Olympics, China has successfully encouraged 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports, promoted regional development, ecological improvement, green innovation, and improved people’s lives, and opened up broader space for the development of ice and snow sports around the world.Noting that the Beijing Winter Olympics will open tomorrow night, Xi said the world is looking to China and China is well prepared.China will dedicate itself to a simple, safe and splendid Olympic Games for the world and live up to the Olympic motto of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United”.Source: Xinhua Editor: Ding Liang