President of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Syed Arif Hasan said that China's experience of holding the Beijing 2008 Olympics and its excellent organization capability will help make Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games an event par excellence.
Hasan, who participated in the torch relay of Beijing 2008 in Pakistan and also led the Pakistani delegation to Beijing, said that the mega event was wonderfully organized by the Chinese people and the previous experience of the event gave him the confidence to say "the Winter Games will be a wonderful experience" for spectators and athletes from all around the world.
Talking about the preparatory work including the test events of the Winter Olympics, he said that it is not easy to make all the preparations amid COVID-19, but the Winter Olympics is in "very safe hands and the way all the preparations are going on, everything is going on, I am sure, these will again be one of the best Games."
Hasan noted that sport has the great power to bring people together, which is what the world needs now amid COVID-19, so the attempts to politicize sports especially the Olympic Games should be avoided.
Hasan believed that the Beijing Winter Olympics will give a big message that people can fight all forms of epidemics or difficulties or hardships, contributing to developing a more harmonious atmosphere in the world.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service