Meet Ice and Snow, Come Together丨Five Stars Shining in Ice and Snow · Achievements from scratch China’s ice and snow projects have achieved comprehensive development
CCTV news:On October 25, 1979, the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee held a meeting in Nagoya, Japan, and passed a resolution to restore China’s legal seat in the International Olympic Committee. In February 1980, Chinese ice and snow athletes participated in the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in the United States. This Winter Olympics also became China’s first appearance on the international Olympic stage after restoring its legal seat in the International Olympic Committee. After the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the Chinese delegation participated in the 11th Winter Olympics in a row. The participating projects increased from few to many and the achievements from scratch. China’s ice and snow events have achieved comprehensive development.
In February 1980, the 13th Winter Olympics was held in Lake Placid, USA. my country sent 28 athletes to compete in skating, skiing, and modern biathlon. The five-star red flag flew for the first time in the International Olympic Games, and the flag bearer at that time was the excellent speed skater Zhao Weichang.
Four years later, in February 1984, the 14th Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo, the former Yugoslavia. my country sent 37 athletes to participate in five major competitions including figure skating, speed skating, biathlon, alpine skiing, and cross-country skiing. The best result was the 19th place in the women’s alpine skiing competition. But in the game, the Chinese team achieved the goal of broadening their horizons and training the team.
The 15th Winter Olympics was held in Calgary, Canada in February 1988. my country sent 20 athletes to participate in the three major competitions of figure skating, speed skating and cross-country skiing, but failed to achieve good results. However, the short track speed skater Li Yan won the gold medal in the 1,000-meter women’s short track speed skating exhibition at the Winter Olympics, which also gave my country an optional breakthrough in winter sports.
In fact, due to factors such as climatic conditions, facilities, and mass base, the development of winter sports in my country was relatively slow at that time. Ice and snow projects are only carried out in parts of the north. The results of the first three Winter Olympics that Chinese athletes participated in also show that the development of ice and snow sports in my country is significantly different from the world level in terms of scale and level of competition.
But it is also through the broadening of horizons and participation in the study of the three consecutive Winter Olympics that my country has increased its investment in ice and snow projects, and selected some projects with a better mass base as a breakthrough. At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, female speed skater Ye Qiaobo went into battle with an injury and fought tenaciously to win silver medals in the 500-meter and 1,000-meter speed skating, achieving a “zero breakthrough in the Olympic medals” for China. “.