Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was held in China from February 4 to February 20 and from March 4 to March 13, 2022. As the exclusive official postal service provider of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, China Post has earnestly fulfilled the country’s commitment to organizing a green, inclusive, open and clean Games, satisfied the needs for postal services ranging from EMS, tickets mailing, parcel and express services to the research and development of licensed postal products as well as comprehensive postal services on-site during the preparation and holding of the Games, and successfully completed the postal service for the Games.
Before the opening of the Games, China Post organized a Winter Olympics themed flash mob in Beijing. Combining culture with sports, the event was aimed to tell the story of Beijing Winter Olympics well through the ice and snow sports, enabling the audience and tourists to experience the charm of winter sports, thus warming up and rooting for the Games.
China Post has set up 16 postal outlets in the 3 competition zones of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou. During the Games, these outlets strictly controlled the procedures of mailing, transportation and delivery of mail items, carried out rules of 100% mail inspection and real-name mailing, carefully registered the addresses, contents and other information of the items, and conducted services with dedicated personnel, vehicles, routes and zones to make sure that the postal channel was completely safe and secure. Meanwhile, the postal outlets would go through thorough sterilization and disinfection every day before opening. Customers would disinfect their hands, and take temperature and make registration before entering the outlets. Taking the measures that people and items in the outlets must all be checked for epidemic prevention, the service personnel strictly monitored their body temperature on a regular basis every day, and wore protective masks, face masks and disposable gloves throughout their working period to strengthen the regular epidemic containment and ensure their security.
During the Spring Festival, postal employees serving Winter Olympics at different outlets stayed at their posts and spent the Chinese New Year at work. They optimized their product portfolio, prolonged their working hours, opened a special channel for online philatelic product ordering, set up a WeChat group for philatelists, made videos to promote their products, provided tailored services of printing personalized postcards and stamps, made boards bearing warm tips for postal service handling process, and organized a special lecture on the theme of Postage Stamps and Olympic Winter Games, thus making every effort to guarantee the provision of postal service.
During the Winter Games, China Post also issued stamps entitled In Commemoration of the Opening Ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commemorative covers In Commemoration of the Closing Ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. Moreover, altogether 7 postal employees participated in the torch relay for Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.