Ethiopia’s multiple Olympic gold medalist Haile Gebreselassie said he is confident that China will present to the world an “extraordinary and best ever” Winter Olympics.
China, as host of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, will have a lot to offer to the world including the “green and clean” Olympics, Gebreselassie said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
The veteran long-distance runner, who has also served as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, said he’s impressed with the Chinese government’s assertion that a successful Beijing Winter Olympics is China’s solemn commitment to the international community.
Due to the spread of COVID-19, China will take serious precautionary measures to protect the participants of the Olympic Winter Games.
Speaking about the prevention of COVID-19 during the Olympics, Gebreselassie said there will be less risk of transmission considering China’s experience in containing the pandemic.
Recalling the “amazing” 2008 Summer Olympics, Gebreselassie hopes the Olympics will set high standards again and turn out to be the best example for future Olympic Games.