The torch relay for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games begins

2022-05-12 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 2 (reporter Wang Junlu, Wu Wenxu)The Olympic torch was lit in Beijing at the start of the Lunar New Year.More than 500 torchbearers took part in the Beijing Winter Olympic Torch relay in Beijing Olympic Forest Park, Beijing Winter Olympic Park and Shougang Park on Tuesday.2 in the morning, in the northern tip of the central axis of Beijing Olympic forest park, the torch-bearers along the fitness trails, in turn, the Chinese people’s liberation army captains astronaut brigade jing haipeng, yao Ming, chairman of the China basketball association, the Greek ambassador George yili prologis, honorary President of tianjin medical university, Chinese Academy of Engineering academician zhang bl,Tong Zhaohui, vice president of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University and director of Beijing Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Zhang Yimou, chief director of the Opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing Winter Olympics, Li Xinggang, chief architect of China Architecture Design and Research Institute Co., LTD., ding Shizhong, chairman of anta Group and other 132 torchbearers completed the 10.6-kilometer relay.Luo Zhihuan, the first torchbearer, won the men’s 1,500m gold medal at the 1963 World Speed Skating Championships, becoming the first Chinese athlete to win a world title in a winter event.”It’s a shame that I missed the Winter Olympics at the height of my athletic career,” he said.To carry the torch at home this year on behalf of the older generation of athletes is a dream come true.”Ye Peijian, a 77-year-old torchbearer and technical adviser to the China Academy of Space Technology and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said: “Beijing has become the ‘Double Olympic City’, and the world is once again focusing on China.The prosperity and strength of the country make me feel very, very excited.I want to run out of our space people unremitting struggle to the spirit.”In the torch relay site, chaoyang district people who love sports and fitness performed hip-hop dance, aerobics, martial arts and other performances.Wang Haoxiang, a martial arts student, said: “I hope I can be a torchbearer when I grow up to pass on the spirit of the torch!”The torch was carried by 416 torchbearers over a distance of more than 20 kilometers in Beijing’s Winter Olympics Park and Shougang Park on Tuesday afternoon.An amphibious robot and an underwater variable structure robot completed the first underwater torch relay in Olympic history at the Winter Olympics Park.In the Winter Olympics Park, torchbearers ran along the banks of the river and lake, feeling the charm of the Winter Olympics among the green mountains and clear waters.Wang Meng, the coach of Heilongjiang Ice Training Center, served as the first leg, and there were also representatives from winter sports such as Shan Zhaojian, the former secretary general of The Chinese Ski Association, and Liu Qiuhong, the world champion of short track speed skating.”The Dream of the Winter Olympics intersects the Chinese dream, and the dream can be translated into reality because of the efforts and efforts of all walks of life.Only when every bit of effort comes together, can we deliver a wonderful Winter Olympics to the world.”Said Qi Xiangdong, vice chairman of the Beijing Federation of Industry and Commerce and chairman of Qi Anxin Group, who is carrying the torch.”The torch also lights a dream in each and every one of us.The Olympic athletes are fighting hard in the competition, and every Chinese is also fighting hard in their own life stage.”Said Xia Hua, chairman of Ywen Group and a national model worker who participated in the torch relay.The new Shougang High-end industry comprehensive service area is the location of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games organizing Committee and Shougang ski big jump venues.Liu Boqiang, a former shougang worker who is now an ice maker at Beijing Shougang Park Sports Center Operation And Management Co., was the torchbearer.”The Olympics changed the course of my life,” he says proudly. “It turned me from a steel roller to an ice maker.I’m looking forward to communicating with world-class ice makers at the Winter Olympics and keeping my excellent skills in China.”In the evening, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch relay evening exhibition activity (Beijing area) officially opened in shougang Park third blast Furnace south square.According to the torch relay plan previously released, the Beijing Winter Olympics torch relay will be carried out from February 2 to 4 in the urban area of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.About 1,200 torchbearers from all walks of life will take part in the torch relay. Most of them are “extraordinary ordinary people” who have their roots in production and work and have made outstanding contributions.Among the torchbearers were international friends from more than 20 countries and regions.