The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was informed today by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee about the principles that will help deliver safe and successful Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games as scheduled. The President of the International Paralympic Committee also participated in the meeting. The IOC and IPC fully respect the principles established by Beijing 2022.

These principles are based on wide-ranging consultations with international experts and the Chinese authorities, as well as the experience of Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders.

The principles presented by Beijing 2022 will be detailed in the Playbooks. The first version of these Playbooks will be released in late  October. A second version will then be published in December.

IOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) Chair Emma Terho welcomed these principles and looks forward to engaging with the global network of athlete representatives, “As a member of the IOC EB and the Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission, I have had opportunity to provide feedback on the principles impacting athletes and ensure that athletes’ views are taken onboard throughout the process. I am confident that these principles will ensure the safe delivery of the Games for athletes and everyone involved. The clarity provided by these principles, combined with further details being released in the coming period, are very important for athletes while they prepare for the winter season.

“Our AC looks forward to continuing our engagement with fellow athletes through dedicated briefing calls starting next week, as well as after the publication of the Athlete Playbooks.”

In advance of the Playbooks’ launch, the following principles provide information regarding the COVID-19 countermeasures that will be in place during the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

You can find the principles here:

Beijing 2022 Principles

The clarity provided by these principles, combined with further details being released in the coming period, are very important for athletes while they prepare for the winter season.

Emma Terho