Since July 2015, the connections that have always existed between Switzerland and China on the political, economic, scientific and cultural levels have been deepened thanks to an Olympic link. Pekin and Lausanne received their attributions at the same time for, respectively, the Winter Olympic Games in 2022 and the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020.
Recently, Ueli Maurer, the Swiss President, went to Pekin and met with the different actors implicated in the Olympic event (the ministries of Commerce and of Zhangjiakou and the Organizing Committee of the Pekin OG). What an excellent opportunity to exchange the two countries’ knowhow in terms of organizing major athletic events as well as concerning winter sports!
For memory, a Lausanne 2020 delegation had already gone to China two times, for the World Winter Sports Expo, which gathered over 130,000 people coming from the worlds of sports and tourism.