International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach on Friday sent New Year greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Bach also extended greetings to the Chinese people, wishing them good health and success in the Year of the Ox.
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Saying the coming year is a key period for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Bach expressed confidence that the event would be a success.
President Xi's vision of engaging 300 million Chinese people in winter sports is becoming a reality, Bach noted, while wishing Chinese athletes great success.
He also expected China would continue to make big progress under the leadership of President Xi in the New Year.
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