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The flame of the Winter Olympic Games has arrived in Beijing

0 1The flame of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing was delivered to the Chinese capital on Wednesday morning, China Central Television reports.

The plane from Athens with the delegation of the organizing committee of the Games landed at the international airport "Shoudu" at 6.01 local time (1.01 Moscow time).

On the eve of Greece handed over the Olympic flame to the organizers of the upcoming Olympics. The ceremony took place in Athens at the Panathinaikos Stadium, which hosted the first Olympic Games of modern times in 1896, in the presence of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

The Olympic Flame was lit on October 18 in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. From Ancient Olympia, the fire was transported to the Acropolis of Athens for the night, and in the morning it was delivered to the stadium. The president of the Greek National Olympic Committee, Spyros Kapralos, lit a special lamp from this fire and handed it to the vice-president of the organizing committee of the Beijing Olympics, Yu Zaiqing.

The XXIV Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing on February 4-20, the Paralympic Games on March 4-13. The capital of China was chosen as the venue for the Olympics at the IOC session in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2015. Beijing will be the first city to host both the Summer and winter Games. The Summer Olympics were held in the capital of China in 2008, RIA Novosti writes.