A Beijing 2022 delegation travelled to Königssee ©FIL

A delegation from Beijing 2022's Organising Committee has visited the Königssee bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track on a fact-finding mission.

The party met with representatives from both the International Luge Federation (FIL) and the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) at the German venue, including FIL President Josef Fendt and IBSF head Ivo Ferriani.

The aim was for the Beijing party to pick up valuable insight as they plan a new venue for sliding sports at the Winter Olympics in the Chinese capital in eight years' time.

This will be built in the Yanqing venue cluster, which is around 100 kilometres from Beijing itself.

Beijing's delegation presented a range of construction concepts for their ice track, while the location was also discussed.

The track in Königssee is one of the world's most famous
The track in Königssee is one of the world's most famous ©Getty Images

Irina Gladkikh, the head of winter sports at the International Olympic Committee, was also in attendance in Königssee, which regularly hosts major sliding competitions.

She was joined by Markus Aschauer, the manager of the track which is the oldest artificial course in the world.

He showed the Beijing group a study containing facts and figures relating to track usage and also explained economic factors.

Beijing, also the host of the Summer Olympics in 2008, were awarded the 2022 rights at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur last year.

The Chinese bid saw off competition from Kazakh city Almaty by 44 votes to 40.

No city has hosted both the Summer and Winter Games before.