From scratch, China’s snow and ice sports have achieved all-round development

2022-05-28 0 By

On October 25, 1979, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a meeting in Nagoya, Japan, and adopted a resolution to restore China’s lawful seat on the IOC.In February 1980, Chinese athletes competed in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, which became China’s first appearance on the international Olympic stage after the restoration of its lawful seat in the IOC.Since the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games, the Chinese delegation has participated in 11 consecutive Winter Olympic Games, with many achievements and fewer events. China has made all-round progress in snow and ice sports.In February 1980, the 13th Winter Olympic Games held in lake Placid in the United States, China sent 28 athletes to participate in skating, skiing, modern biathlon and other events.The five-star red flag was first flown at the International Olympic Games. It was carried by zhao Weichang, an excellent speed skater.Four years later, in February 1984, the 14th Winter Olympic Games were held in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia.China sent 37 athletes to participate in five events including figure skating, speed skating, biathlon, alpine skiing and cross-country skiing. The best result was the 19th place in women’s alpine slalom.But in the competition, the Chinese team achieved the goal of broadening their horizon and training their team.The 15th Winter Olympic Games was held in Calgary, Canada in February 1988, our country sent 20 athletes, participated in figure skating, speed skating, cross-country skiing three major competitions, have not been able to achieve good results.However, li Yan, a short-track speed skater, won the gold medal in the women’s 1,000-meter short-track speed skating demonstration event at this Winter Olympics, which also gave China an alternative breakthrough in winter sports.In fact, the development of winter sports in China was relatively slow at that time due to the limitations of climatic conditions, facilities and mass foundation.Snow and ice programs are only available in parts of the north.The results of the first three Winter Olympics in which Chinese athletes participated also show that there is a significant difference between China and the world in terms of both the scale and competitive level of ice and snow sports.However, it is through the three consecutive Winter Olympics to broaden our horizons and participate in learning, China has increased the investment in snow and ice sports, and selected some good mass basis of the project as a breakthrough.In the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, Ye Qiaobo, a female speed skater, fought hard with an injury and won silver MEDALS in the 500-meter and 1,000-meter speed skating events, which was the breakthrough for China to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.