Oct 27, 2021
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Beijing 2022 Olympic Village to open on January 27

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Games Olympic Village in Beijing is scheduled for early next year. This was announced by the vice-chairman of the organizing committee of the Winter Olympics in the Chinese capital, the deputy mayor of the city Zhang Jandong, reports TASS.

“The official opening of the Olympic Village will take place on January 27 next year to welcome athletes from all over the world,” he said.

Jiandong also clarified that the Olympic torch relay will begin on February 2.

Recall that the XXIV Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February 2022, and the Paralympic Games from 4 to 13 March. Earlier, in ancient Greek Olympia, the fire of the Winter Games was lit, after which it was handed over to the organizers of the Beijing competitions and taken to China.

It is known that the first torchbearer of the Olympic torch relay will be alpine skier Ioannis Antoniu, who participated in the 2014 Games torch relay in Sochi and carried the Greek flag at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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