National Aquatics Center held a special conference on structure test of curling venue for Olympic Winter Games, attended by Liu Yumin, the administrative vice minister of Planning and Development Department of Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, Wang Yanxia, the Deputy Minister of Sports, Wang Gang, the Secretary of Party Leadership of Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office, Ding Jianming, the Deputy Director, Qi Lirong, from the Social Development Division of Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, Wu Xiaonan, Vice President of BSAM, together with main leaders of National Aquatics Center and research team. Meanwhile, Mr. Toyo, President of World Curling Federation (WCF), and Hans, Chief Ice Maker, had also been invited. After completing field research for structure test of curling venue, experiment findings were reported and problems that WCF concerned were discussed on the conference.
Officers of WCF spoke highly of organization and execution of this experiment and offered instructions for future test events and preparation of Olympic Winter Games. The Organizing Committee of Olympic Winter Games considered this as a good beginning, hoped each party proceed orderly with coordination and achievements will be applied to test events in November 2019, success of which should be guaranteed. Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office was satisfied with progress of experiment made so far and required National Aquatics Center to strengthen communication with foreign experts, complete experiment tasks efficiently and make full technical preparation for stadium reconstruction. Wu Xiaonan, the vice president, acknowledged that a consolidated progress has been completed for experiment of curling venue, leading to the next step of submitting a complete written report of this experiment as required, and it is necessary to promote transfer of achievements in scientific research, so as to realize repeated, comprehensive and long-term utilization of venue. Full with deep feelings to Olympics, BSAM will exert all efforts to present an outstanding and extraordinary Olympic Winter Games.