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IOC: Snow making for Beijing Winter Olympics will not cause long-term environmental damage

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Juan Antonio Samaranch, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Vice President, has told the Associated Press that snow making for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will not cause long-term damage to the parched region or disrupt the water supply for local people.

Beijing and the surrounding region typically gets a small amount of snow during its often dry winters; consequently, many of the Games’s events will be forced to rely on artificial snow.

Samaranch also revealed that he is satisfied with the city’s attempts to address other environmental issues: “You can see almost on a monthly basis the improvement in living conditions, in air quality and water quality.”

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