A new Talent Action Plan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympics has been released, confirming that 11 talent recruitment teams will be started ahead of the upcoming Olympiad.
With the Winter Olympic clock having switched to Beijing Time, the Plan aims to strengthen the specialization and internationalization of China’s talent recruitment efforts.
The plan was released after approval by Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and will be jointly implemented by the State General Sport Administration of China, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, Beijing municipal government and the Hebei provincial government.
Yan Cheng, the human resources director at the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, says a global vision of talent recruitment is needed ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
A professional and internationalized team of talents is considered crucial both for the Games themselves, and also for China’s long-term economic and social development.
Each of the 11 teams will perform different functions related to the development and training of talents.
Seven of them will be led by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, including the International Talent Gathering, the Construction of Staff Team, the Development of Competition Management Talents, the Training of Professional and Technical Personnel, the Development of Competitive Sports Talents, the Voluntary Service and the Liaisons Training with Contractors.
Several special projects are also included, among which is the International Talent Gathering special plan, which has achieved remarkable results.
A special team of 14 experts has been establishedt to address technical difficulties in stadium planning, track design, competition organization, and snow work.
In addition to the training work, four special plans, including the development of a talent team in urban operation, youth Olympic education, mass sports and the development of entrepreneurial talents are also being put into motion, aiming to retain talent resources for the long-term development of China’s economy and society.