Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics official says pandemic is biggest challenge to Games

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The sun sets behind a building topped with the Olympic rings, in Shougang park near Olympic venues of the Beijing 2022 winter games, in Beijing, China, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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BEIJING, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Zhang Jiandong, a senior official with the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, said on Wednesday that Beijing is prepared for the Games but that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge they face.

Zhang was speaking at a news briefing held as the 100 day countdown to the Games begins in Beijing.

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Reporting by Martin Pollard and Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Sam Holmes

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