The Winter Games in China has been the most intriguing Olympics by far and even the International Olympic Committee has been facing ongoing criticism over its decision to award the 2022 Winter Games to the high-tech, modern-day dystopia that is communist China.
First off, the CCP has selected an Uyghur athlete to light the Olympic torch as a signal to the world that the Uyghur population is totally not genocide.
Now, the moment it was called a ‘Winter Games,’ it’s expected that it is going to be Winter that has natural snow but this isn’t the case for the Beijing Olympics. They faked the snow…
NASA satellite imagery on January 28 shows that the Winter Olympics were staged and they used entirely artificial snow.
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I knew that this year’s Winter Olympics courses were being staged entirely on artificial snow, but this satellite image from last week really drives the point home.
Dry and bare everywhere except the competition venues.
The lack of natural snow is a first for the Winter Games—though it’s hardly an anomaly. Artificial snow was first used at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, but it has been growing in prevalence in the most recent Games. About 80% of the snow used in Sochi, Russia in 2014 was artificial, and that number went as high as 98% for the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea in 2018.
But the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s decision to select a city that must rely on artificial snow, raises questions about how sustainable the Winter Olympics are. Beijing has little to no natural snowfall in the winter, and yet it will stage 109 winter sporting events. To transform terrains, organizers will use almost 300 fan-powered snow guns and 83 lance-style snow guns from Italian firm TechnoAlpin.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed a more “green, inclusive, open and corruption-free” Winter Olympics. Organizers say all venues use renewable energy—primarily solar and wind—to minimize their carbon footprint, with some using a natural carbon dioxide refrigeration system to keep ice rinks frozen. Beijing has also planted tens of thousands of trees in an attempt to offset some of the emissions from the Games.
But President Xi Jinping’s green, inclusive and corruption-free games have been ironic and there is actually an allegation of sexism, unfair treatment by judges, and traumatic experiences from athletes stuck in Chinese quarantines.
When you say Green, it means saving naturally but with the use of Snow Guns, it’s a huge amount of water wastage.
Look how depressing this comparison is from a close look to a bird’s eye view of Beijing.