The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Torch relay has been held in Beijing

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Beijing, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) — The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch relay kicked off in Beijing on Tuesday.Han Zheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of The State Council and leader of the leading group for the 24th Winter Olympic Games, lit the torch of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and announced the start of the torch relay at the ceremony.On the morning of February 2, the square outside the south gate of Beijing Olympic Forest Park was filled with a joyous and peaceful atmosphere.The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Torch relay officially began at 9:00 am, with the national anthem of the People’s Republic of China and the Olympic Anthem played.In the expectation of the audience, 3 fire guards held fire lamp, torch and torch respectively, 1 fire guard led fire from the fire lamp, lit the fire table.Han zheng went to the cauldron to light the Beijing Winter Olympics torch, raised it high to greet the audience, and handed it to the first torchbearer, Luo Zhihuan, China’s first world speed skating champion.At 9:16 PM, Han Zheng announced that the Torch relay of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games began!Immediately, the scene applause, cheers one after another, the Olympic Forest Park a boiling.To the sound of the song “Together for the Future”, the torchbearers held the torch high, showed it to the audience and started running.CAI Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC and president of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, delivered a speech at the ceremony, and a video of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach delivered a speech.About 400 people attended the ceremony, including officials from relevant departments of central and state organs, Beijing, Hebei province and the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, torchbearers, athletes, volunteers and representatives from all walks of life, as well as media reporters.The theme of the Torch relay for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games is “To meet the promise of ice and snow, and strive for a better Future”.The torch will travel through Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.On February 4, the Olympic torch will be carried by some 1,200 torchbearers to light the main torch tower at the National Stadium, ushering in an exciting Olympic moment.[Source: Xinhua]