China News Service, Beijing, March 10 (Reporter Chen Hang) Lei Ming, executive deputy director of the venue operation team of the National Stadium, said at a press conference on the 10th that as of the evening of the 9th, 11,964 pieces of clothing had been washed during the Paralympic Games. The laundry room is equipped with 2 industrial washing machines and 3 industrial dryers, which are available almost 24 hours a day.
Lei Ming said that since entering the Winter Paralympic Games, the National Gymnasium has adhered to the principle of “respect, support and moderation”, put people first, paid attention to details, and made every effort to provide Paralympic athletes with good training and competition conditions, as well as thoughtful and meticulous services.
Laying imitation ice boards for easy sleigh rides
Lei Ming said that the first priority with athletes at the core is to meet their training and competition requirements. Since the Paralympic Village opened on February 25th, athletes hoped to get to the venue for training as soon as possible. The National Gymnasium made a venue conversion immediately after the Winter Olympics ice hockey final on February 20th, and completed all the training in just 5 days. Work to ensure the normal conduct of sports team training.
He mentioned that the thickening of the ice surface in the National Stadium also increased the strength of the ice surface, increasing the ice surface from 4 cm to 5 cm, because the ice surface damage to the ice surface by the sleds and hockey sticks of the Paralympic athletes; Ice is made on the athletes’ bench and penalty bench, and the thickness is consistent with the ice surface of the competition, which is more conducive to the athletes to slide in and out freely; the acrylic wall in front of the athletes’ bench and the penalty bench is replaced with a transparent wall, because the athletes’ The sitting position is low, which helps them observe the situation on the field in real time.
At the same time, imitation ice boards are laid in the important areas where the athletes pass, which is convenient for them to pass on ice sleds; in the land warm-up area, the pedal power bicycle is replaced with a hand-cranked training device, which is convenient for them to train upper body strength; The mixed interview area lowers the baffle from 1.2 meters to 0.6 meters, making it easier for athletes to be interviewed.
Lei Ming said, it is worth mentioning that we also restored the locker room. The locker room is the home of the ice hockey team in the stadium, and it is also the most private space. All teams have deeply decorated the locker room during the Winter Olympics. The ceiling, walls and even the ground are covered with national flags and team flags, reflecting the national flag. We spent a lot of time cleaning up the ice hockey culture, posters and promotional materials of the team’s wonderful moments, and restored the locker room to a brand new look.
In addition, from the athlete’s getting on and off to the entire flow line in the venue, the National Stadium has made special considerations and arrangements, adding some hooks, handrails, ramps, and barrier-free facilities.
Laundry is available 24 hours a day
Lei Ming said ice hockey is the only event that requires laundry services for sports teams and referees at game venues. Clothes to be cleaned include competition clothes, training clothes, underwear, socks, as well as bath towels and towels. As of the evening of the 9th, we have washed 11,964 items of clothing during the Paralympic Games. After washing, it is also dried, but athletes’ competition and training clothes can only be dried naturally. All laundry needs to be delivered 3 hours before the next training or game, which places high demands on laundry services. The laundry room is equipped with 2 industrial washing machines and 3 industrial dryers, which is equivalent to the functions of 40 washing machines and 60 dryers in a household, and it provides continuous service almost 24 hours a day.
Lei Ming said that ice hockey is the only event that provides team escort services for each participating team. The team escort should not only help the team understand the various regulations of the organizing committee, be familiar with the various conditions of the venue, but also reflect the various needs of the sports team to the venue team in a timely manner, help coordinate and solve them, and implement various specific tasks.
He mentioned that in the early stage, the National Gymnasium recruited a group of master and doctoral students from Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Sports University, and Capital Institute of Physical Education to serve as team escorts for each team. They get along with the team day and night every day, and give full play to the role of bridges and bonds. With sincerity, diligence and hard work, they have become an indispensable part of the team. They are invited by the team to enter the locker room and participate in technical and tactical meetings. They have also formed deep friendships with many athletes, and many teams have given them precious competition uniforms, thanking them for their meticulous care and company every day.
birthday wishes for athletes
Lei Ming said that before each game, the venue will provide 50 ice pucks for the two teams to warm up on the ice. Volunteers will solicit the opinions of the team, and then use their ingenuity and imagination to display different patterns and shapes with these hockey pucks on the board wall, some are national abbreviations, some are team mascots, some are some kind of national elements, Some are trophies or victory graphics, all of which express good wishes and warm service to the sports team.
In addition, whenever an athlete celebrates a birthday, with the consent of the team leader, we will broadcast it on the big screen, asking the audience and staff to offer birthday wishes together to surprise the athlete. At the same time, a cake will be placed with ice hockey. Congrats on the styling.
Lei Ming said that the above measures and considerate practices have been fully affirmed and highly appraised by the International Paralympic Committee, the World Paralympic Hockey Federation and all participating teams. Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee, came to the stadium to watch the game, saying that the event was organized in an orderly manner and served athletes warmly; IPC accessibility expert Elina expressed surprise at the speed of the venue’s transition, thinking that the National Gymnasium is barrier-free The venue with the most complete facilities provides the best accessibility services for the disabled. Many teams expressed their gratitude to the organizing committee, the volunteers who served the athletes and the team escorts at the second competition committee. The Canadian team leader, Marshall, said that this competition is first-class in terms of facilities, operation and experience. , unprecedented. (over)Return to Sohu, see more
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