On April 8, a gathering to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended and delivered an important speech at the gathering.
Premier Li Keqiang presented Li Haitao, an undergraduate student from the School of Electronic Information Engineering of Beihang University, with the certificate of “Advanced Individual with Outstanding Contributions to Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics”. A total of 148 people nationwide have been honored with this title, while only five of them are volunteers.
Li Haitao is a member of Beihang volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. He has won more than 50 honors such as National Scholarship, Outstanding Student Cadre of Beijing, and ShenYuan Medal. He has rich volunteer service experience, including services and support for celebration activities of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
As the volunteer backbone of this Winter Olympics, he participated in the recruitment, training and security of 428 volunteers over the past two years. Besides, he also took part in organizing more than 10 trainings such as emergency rescue and field reconnaissance, and held over 20 Winter Olympics events that covered 5,000 audience with his team members. During the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, he purchased, customized, delivered and distributed more than 20,000 supplies for volunteers.
As a volunteer assistant, Li Haitao and his team members did their best to solve problems. He and his partners visited the venue repeatedly to learn about the working conditions and job characteristics of over 200 volunteers at more than 30 sites in 18 fields, and they also sent birthday wishes to volunteers, organized and planned 8 theme activities on Spring Festival, Lantern Festival and so on.
He collected and followed up the service, epidemic prevention, meals, logistics and other basic information of 320 volunteers for 45 consecutive days. Moreover, he insisted on patrolling at minus 30 degrees Celsius and delivering support supplies to ensure the volunteer services for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with high quality. He became a typical representative of the “Xuefeiyan” volunteer team, and was reported by some mainstream media such as China Media Group and BRTV.
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Liang Xiaochun