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How to Make Beijing’s Green Olympics Push Last Beyond the Games

Almost every Olympics host since the early 1990s has highlighted their work on sustainability, but delivering on those climate promises has been a challenge

Ski slope jump within Shougang Park, a Winter 2022 Olympic Venue.

Ski slope jump within Shougang Park, a Winter 2022 Olympic Venue.

Photographer: Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images

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A steel-plant-turned-ski-jump has become a symbol of Beijing’s push to make the Winter Olympics as green as possible. Instead of building a new venue, China utilized an existing industrial site and will keep the ramp as a permanent tourist attraction.