Beijing readies itself for the Winter Olympics

Shops selling more than 140 kinds of official 2022 Winter Olympics merchandise have been set up across China since 2018.
Shops selling more than 140 kinds of official 2022 Winter Olympics merchandise have been set up across China since 2018.ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI

BEIJING - A gleaming, colourful 60m-tall "high-heel shoe" stands out against dreary construction sites in Shougang, a former industrial park in Beijing.

Big Air Shougang, which spans 164m, is the competition stage for freestyle skiing and snowboarding at the Winter Olympics that Beijing will host in February next year.

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