The Beijing Organising Committee of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has integrated the goal of positioning China as a new winter sports destination for local and overseas visitors throughout the planning process for the Games. It has just released a 108-page “Legacy Report of Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (pre-Games),” in cooperation with the Beijing Sport University, which highlights the impact that the Games will be having on the local communities through increased infrastructure and employment and the popularization of winter sports. One of the goals is to engage 300 million Chinese people in winter sports. A record 224 million Chinese people participated in winter sports during the 2018/19 winter season, passing the 200-million mark for the first time. Between 2018 and 2019, the report says, investments of 610 billion yuan renminbi (€79bn-$94bn) were made in the country’s winter sports industry, including the construction of 40 new ice and snow resorts and nearly 1,000 ice rinks in 100 cities. A total of 876 ice sports venues and 644 snow sports resorts were in operation in China in 2019. Training programs were organized for 23,000 winter sports instructors in Beijing and 9,300 in the Hebei Province during that year, prior to the pandemic.