— Published 8 December 2020

Almost a million requests for the volunteer program

The health crisis does not curb the intensity of the Chinese to experience the Beijing Winter Games in 2022 from the inside. According to the CGTN news channel, more than 960,000 people have already applied to volunteer at the next Olympic Winter event. The Volunteer Program began in December 2019, with the goal of recruiting 27,000 volunteers for the Olympic Games and 12,000 for the Paralympic Games. The organisers will have the choice. The 960,000 applicants come from 168 countries and regions in China. The vast majority (96%) are under 35 years old. Students alone represent 85% of applicants. Finally, more than 2,000 application files were sent by people with disabilities.