Doctor Deng Kan from Peking Union Medical College Hospital participated in a skiing test held by the organizers of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) on Thursday and Friday.
The Beijing Organizing Committee for Beijing 2022 is focusing on cultivating professional personnel in order to hold a "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Games. The medical personnel's skiing test is one of its methods to build a profession team.
"I'm a skiing fan and also a brain surgery doctor. This time I applied for the skiing test voluntarily. As Beijing 2022 is nearing, I think I should combine my ability of skiing and medicine to serve the Games," Deng said.
According to Yan Cheng, Director of Human Resource Department of the Organizing Committee, the preparations for Beijing 2022 need numerous professional talents, among which the medical personnel is an important part.
"They will be responsible for medical care and first aid during Games time, therefore they should be able to ski. The Organizing Committee will select a talent pool through this test," Yan said.
The Organizing Committee of Beijing 2022 also launched the volunteer training on Friday. A total of 113 Chinese volunteers will serve PyeongChang 2022 next month and they will become the core of Beijing 2022 volunteer team.
The organizers also started last October the Secondment Program for post practice and a Games-time Observer Program during the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, which will be held next month. T