The kindling of Beijing Winter Olympic Games was successfully collected in ancient Olympia, Greece
Beijing, October 18 (Xinhua) on October 18, 2021, on the eve of the 100 day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the kindling of the Winter Olympic Games was successfully collected at the ancient Olympian site on the Peloponnesian Peninsula, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Greek president Katrina sacraroplu, IOC President Thomas Bach, Greek Olympic Committee President Spiros kapoulos and Yu Zaiqing, vice president of Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, special representative of Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, jointly attended the collection ceremony on that day
on October 18 local time, the Beijing Winter Olympic flame was successfully collected in ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Movement – the Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece. In front of the Hera Temple site with a history of more than 2000 years, the Olympic flame was lit again for Beijing. The picture shows the scene of the torch lighting ceremony
the whole ceremony began at 11:30 a.m. on the same day. As the Olympic anthem sounded over the ruins of the Hera Temple in ancient Olympia, the Olympic five ring flag slowly rose. Subsequently, the Chinese national anthem and the Greek National Anthem were played on the scene, and the national flags of the two countries were raised respectively
kindling collection is a landmark activity in the Olympic movement. At the ancient Olympic Games, people lit a fire in memory of Prometheus, who stole the fire for mankind in ancient Greek mythology. In the history of modern Olympic Games, fire was introduced for the first time in 1928, and the fire transmission began from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
in his speech at the collection ceremony on that day, vice president Yu Zaiqing, on behalf of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics, expressed greetings and thanks to President sakaropulu, President Bach, President kapoulos and the guests attending the ceremony
Yu Zaiqing said that the Olympic flame is a noble symbol of the Olympic spirit. For thousands of years, the sacred fire has transmitted the light of light, unity, friendship, peace and justice to the world, witnessed the glorious history of the development and progress of human civilization, exchanges and mutual learning, interpreted the firm pursuit of human beings to challenge their limits and surpass themselves, and illuminated the way forward for human groups to work together and overcome difficulties. When the novel coronavirus pneumonia comes, the Olympic flame brings confidence, warmth and hope to the common force to overcome the epidemic. p>
Yu Zaiqing said: “today, the Olympic flame will be lit again. Riding the torch of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, we will connect the ancient Greek civilization and Chinese civilization, and rekindle the passion and dream of the Olympic movement in the hearts of the 1.4 billion Chinese people!”
IOC President Bach said in his speech that the Olympic movement has undertaken the mission of peace since ancient times, We are required to respect the political neutrality of the Olympic Games. Only by ensuring political neutrality can the Olympic Games transcend all political differences in today’s era and build bridges and friendship between countries and regions
Bach said: “Beijing will write history and become the first city in history to host both summer and Winter Olympics. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will connect the Chinese people with the world, realize the vision of allowing 300 million people to participate in ice and snow sports, and forever change the history of winter sports. When China welcomes the best winter athletes, the world will see China’s passion 。”
on October 18 local time, the Beijing Winter Olympic flame was successfully collected in ancient Olympia on the Peloponnesian peninsula of Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic movement. Before the Hera Temple site with a history of more than 2000 years, the Olympic flame was once again north Beijing ignited the fire.
at about 12 noon local time, in front of the site of the 2500 year old Hera Temple, the well-known Greek actress sanci Georgiou, who plays the supreme priestess, prayed to Apollo, the God of light, and lit the fire with a concave mirror. Georgiou has a deep relationship with Beijing. She participated in the fire collection ceremony as a priestess for the first time in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.2018 At the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games in, she served as the supreme priestess of the fire collection ceremony for the first time. She assumed this role again in the fire collection ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
also has a lot of fate with Beijing, as well as the live choreographer Artemis Ignatius. Since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, she has been the fire priest of the previous summer and Winter Olympic Games Artistic director of a collection ceremony.
after a dance performance, the supreme priestess passed the lit torch and the olive branch symbolizing peace and glory to the first torchbearer, Ioannis antoniou, a Greek alpine skier “flying” with the Beijing Winter Olympic torch Antonius, now 26, won two bronze medals in the men’s gyration and the great gyration at the 2012 World Youth Championships. In the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he served as the first torchbearer at the fire collection ceremony.
Antonius wore the torchbearer uniform of the Beijing Winter Olympics, which was unveiled in public for the first time. The design elements of this uniform include the Olympic five ring logo and the torch Relay logo, core graphics of torch relay landscape, etc. the full set of uniforms includes clothing, knitted hat, headband, gloves and sports shoes. In color matching, the main color is taken from the red and yellow of the flame, highlighting the color of Chinese red on the main tone of white, lined with yellow, reflecting the characteristics of passionate, warm and festive torch relay. The red line from the cuff and body side to the soles of the feet is paired with the torch Connected into a complete line to form a dynamic and fully demonstrate the high spirited posture of the torchbearer chasing forward.
hold “flying” Antonius of the torch ran all the way to the monument of Coubertin, the father of modern Olympics, and passed the fire to the second torchbearer, Li Jiajun, a former Chinese short track speed skater. At the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games, Li Jiajun won the 1000m silver medal and became the first male athlete in China to win a medal at the Winter Olympic Games.
on October 18 local time, the kindling of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games was successfully collected in ancient Olympia on the Peloponnesian Peninsula, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The Olympic kindling was lit again for Beijing before the site of the Hera Temple with a history of more than 2000 years. The picture shows the Greek skier Ioannis ant Oniou passed the flame to Chinese short track speed skater Li Jiajun.
“the Winter Olympic Games were held in Beijing. As an ice and snow man, I think it is a very sacred thing to come to Greece and become a torchbearer,” Li Jiajun said.
all activities on that day were carried out under strict epidemic prevention and control measures. On the 19th, the Greek Olympic Committee will be in the marble stadium in Athens (Panathinaiko Stadium) after the three torch relay, the fire will be handed over to the delegation of Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee.
Greek Olympic Committee President kapoulos said at the collection ceremony that although the number of people arriving at the scene is limited, the scene of the fire will once again bring hope to the world.
“I believe that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a victory of human will and efforts,” kapoulos said. “When the best athletes in the world work hard and achieve good results in the Winter Olympics, Beijing will once again write a glorious page in the history of the Olympics.”