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The torch relay for 2022 Winter Olympics begins in Beijing

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The torch relay for 2022 Winter Olympics begins in Beijing

Two days before the start of the Winter Olympic Games, the Olympic torch relay began in northern Beijing. The first torchbearer was 80 years old ex-skater Luo Zhihuan, who became the first Chinese world champion in winter sports in 1963, announced euronews.

In total, the relay race, which will include 12 stages in three clusters of Olympic competitions, will be attended by about 1200 thousand people aged 14 to 86 years. Due to the pandemic, the route and duration of the relay have been changed. Thus, the Olympic flame will be carried away from busy streets and districts, and spectators will not be allowed to the relay race. Already on Friday evening, at the Bird's Nest stadium, the final stage of the relay race will take place.

Who will be the last torchbearer to light the Olympic flame has not been revealed.

The Beijing Olympics will be held from 4 to 20 February. And in the period from 4 to 13 March, the Paralympic Games will be held.

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