Chinese Vice Premier to attend PyeongChang Olympics’ closing ceremony

Indo Asian News Service / 19 February 2018

Beijing, Feb 19: Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will attend the upcoming closing ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics as the President’s envoy, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

Liu had previously served as vice president of the Beijing 2008 Olympics Organising Committee and is the official responsible for the portfolios of sports, culture and health in the Chinese administration, Efe news reported.

In next Sunday’s closing ceremony, PyeongChang is set to hand over the Olympic relay torch to Beijing, which will be hosting the 2022 Winter Games.

So far, China has won five silver and a bronze in PyeongChang, an event that is seen back home as the ideal platform for Chinese athletes to prepare for the 2022 edition of the Games.