The COVID-19 pandemic is a topic most of society had never conceived of three years ago. But it has had the greatest impact on all areas of our lives since then, only comparable with war. I can vividly recall the early days of the evolving situation in China, as I left Beijing on December 19, 2019, following the World Cup Big Air at the new Beijing 2022 Shougang Venue.

We had been meticulously preparing for the official Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games men’s alpine skiing downhill test event, scheduled for the new Yanqing Venue in February 2020. Our full focus then turned to the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in January 2020, during which it became evident that the evolution of the pandemic in China meant it would not be possible ...

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