The Beijing Winter Olympic Games would be held in 50 days. The “China-Korea Curling Competition--Cheering Up Game for Beijing Winter Olympic Games” would be held from December 16th to 17th by Chinese embassy in ROK, Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and tourism and Uijongbu of Gyeonggi-do. Xing Haiming, Chinese ambassador to Korea, Hwang Hee, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Uijongbu mayor and two congress person attended the opening ceremony or sent their congratulation.
Xing Haiming said in the opening ceremony that as the first city in the world to hold both Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Beijing was with strong atmosphere for Winter Olympic Games. The effort of Chinese government and all social sectors guaranteed the preparation of the game. China and the International Olympic Committee would work with all athletes to show the Olympic spirit of “higher, faster, stronger and more solidified”; to present a simple, safe and amazing Olympics Games and to contribute to the Winter Olympic Games and International Olympics.
Hwang Hee said in his congratulation that he hoped this competition and Beijing Winter Olympic Games would be a huge success. China and Korea were neighbour with a long history of communication. The competition was held when there’s only 50 days before the Beijing Winter Olympics, which was significant. He hoped that the race would have leading effect in improving China-Korea friendship and in supporting the Olympics in Beijing. The solidified spirit of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games moved the whole world, so he hoped that Beijing would continue this spirit to bring comfort to people in our countries and in the world. Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and tourism would continue to cooperate with China to improve the communication between China and Korea in culture, sports and other fields and to enhance the friendship between our people.
Uijongbu mayor represented 470 thousand citizens to send their congratulation to the competition and expected the Beijing Winter Olympic Games would be a huge success. He said that ever since the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, Olympic Games had been holding in Asia one after another, attracting attention from all over the world. The success of Beijing Winter Olympic Games was also that of Asia and the world. He believe it’s would make significant contribution to the peaceful and friendly cause and sports construction. The next year would be the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Korea diplomatic relationship. He wished that the game would inject vitality to our people’s daily life during the pandemic; promote the popularity of winter games and play an active role to enhance our mutual understanding and friendship.
A congress person said that the cheer and solidification of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games was still a fresh memory for many Korean people. He wished the competition could inspire the public’s passion for winter sports like curling. The Beijing Winter Olympic Games would be held in the next year which would be the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and Korea. This year and the next year were also the “China-Korea Cultural Communication Year”, so he hoped their would be active communication between our two countries to create a better future together. He also congratulated that the Beijing Winter Olympic Games would be a huge success.
The knock-out system was used in the curling competition. Four teams participated in the competition. They were composed of famous live streamers, international students, former Korean national students, models and singers. Finally, the champion belonged to a Korean team “Ice Bless” which was lead by 인순이, a famous Korean singer and a promotion ambassador of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.