The Beijing Winter Olympics have opened in grand style

2022-05-01 0 By

The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games in Beijing was held at the National Stadium on the evening of February 4, 2022.Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and declared the Winter Olympics open.The Chinese civilization and the Olympic Movement joined hands once again, playing a magnificent movement of solidarity, peace and friendship for all mankind.The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing last night.The national Stadium, famous for its bird’s Nest shape, is set to become the world’s first stadium to host the opening ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.At 19:57, on the huge screen of ice and snow in the center of the stadium, the Chinese and English words “Happy New Year” appeared.To the music of “Peace — A Community with a Shared Future”, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan, along with Bach, stepped onto the rostrum and waved to the audience.The audience broke into warm applause and cheers.February 4 falls on Start of Spring, the first solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar.At 20 o ‘clock, the countdown performance of the opening ceremony began in the rotation of time of the traditional Chinese calendar. Twenty-four solar terms flashed successively on the big screen…Amid cheers, dandelion seeds flew into the air on the central screen, and fireworks lit up the bird’s nest, bursting into the Shape of “Start of Spring” in Both Chinese and English, carrying the message of spring in winter.A child trumpeter plays the melodious melody of “My Country and I.”Chinese from all walks of life, advanced model figures and representatives of 56 ethnic groups passed the five-star red flag to the flag-raising area of the stadium with both hands and handed it to the soldiers.All stand up and sing the national anthem of the People’s Republic of China.The five-star red flag is rising slowly and fluttering in the wind.At 20:17, the athletes’ parade began.A total of 91 countries and regions participated in the Winter Olympics.Over the next 16 days, nearly 3,000 athletes will compete under the banner of the Five Rings.To the impassioned melody of ode to the Motherland, the host Chinese delegation entered last.There are 177 athletes in the 388 Chinese delegation, the largest number ever for China.After the athletes enter the stadium, the delegation guides hold high the snowflake shape guide board and gather together to form a “big snowflake”. The short film “Stronger and More United” is played on the big screen, showing the theme of “The world is one, the world is one” incisively and vividly.Later, CAI Qi, president of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, delivered a speech.He said that athletes, coaches and guests from all over the world gathered in Beijing to share the Winter Olympics, witness Beijing becoming the world’s first “Double Olympic City” and witness China writing a new legend for the Olympic Movement in the Chinese New Year of the Tiger.Under the guidance of President Xi Jinping and the strong leadership of the Chinese government, we have put into practice the vision of green, inclusive, open and clean Hosting of the Olympics. We have worked closely with the INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee and other parties to overcome the impact of the epidemic and open the Beijing Winter Olympics as scheduled, demonstrating to the world the resilience of mankind to overcome difficulties and overcome challenges.Let us join hands and write a new chapter in building a community with a shared future for mankind.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach delivered a speech.He thanked the Beijing Olympic Winter Games organizing committee, Chinese government departments and all Chinese people.Bach said that China’s extraordinary achievements in winter sports have opened a new era of global winter sports and will bring global participation in winter sports to a new level, benefiting the Chinese people and winter sports fans around the world.At 21:51, the opening ceremony ushered in an exciting moment.President Xi Jinping announces the opening of the 24th Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.At once, the audience was boiling, bright fireworks flew into the air, showing the shape of “welcoming pine” to express the welcome to the guests from all over the world, applause, cheers prolonged.Six flag-bearers march into the stadium carrying the Olympic flag.Later, 44 children from the mountainous area of Fuping, Hebei province, sang the Olympic anthem in Greek.In the song, the Olympic flag rose slowly, flying high with the five-star red flag.At 22:10, the Olympic flame from Olympia arrived at the National Stadium.Seven torchbearers carry the torch in six rounds for the final relay inside the stadium.The final leg was passed to two post-00s athletes, cross-country skier Dinegar Iramujiang and Nordic combined athlete Zhao Jiawen.Two torchbearers run to the “Big Snowflake” and embed the torch in the center of the “Big Snowflake” to form the main torch, which is made up of snowflake guides for all the delegations.For the first time in Olympic history, the main flame is lit with a small flame, which fully embodies the concept of environmental protection.This is a moment that more than 1.4 billion Chinese people will never forget. It is another glorious moment of the Winter Olympic Movement.After more than six years of careful preparations and overcoming the adverse impact of COVID-19, the Chinese people, with diligence, courage and wisdom, will surely deliver a simple, safe and splendid Olympic Games to the world.(Original title: Beijing Winter Olympics grand opening) source: Beijing Evening News