Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and declared the opening of the Winter Olympic Games


Beijing, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) –Dream of ice and snow, together to the future.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.On the evening of February 4, the opening ceremony of the 24th Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium.Chinese President Xi Jinping waves from the podium.Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and other party and state leaders, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, as well as leaders and distinguished guests from all over the world attended the opening ceremony.The national Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, is set to make history as the world’s first stadium to host the opening ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.At about 19:15, heads of state and government, members of royal families and heads of international organizations from all over the world arrived one after another.At this time, the golden hall is overflowing with light, full of the festive atmosphere of the Spring Festival and the passion and vitality of the Winter Olympics.Before the official opening ceremony, the atmosphere in the National Stadium was warm.Accompanied by cheerful music, people from Beijing and Hebei came to the venue to perform simple and hot square dance to welcome guests and friends from all directions.The huge Chinese character “Fu” on the site creates a festive atmosphere of the Chinese New Year.On the big screen, people from 10 Chinese cities, including Zhangjiakou in Hebei province, Harbin in Heilongjiang Province and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, showed to the world the enthusiasm and passion of “300 million people participating in ice and snow sports” in China.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also delivered a video message.Inside and outside, China and the world sang the ice and snow song of “Together for the future”.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.There was a long and warm applause and cheers.On the evening of February 4, the opening ceremony of the 24th Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium.Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and other Party and state leaders attended the opening ceremony.February 4 coincides with start of Spring, the first of the 24 solar terms 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, and the audience chanted in unison with the changing numbers: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…In a cheer, on the ground screen in the center of the stadium, a moon rose, butterflies danced, dandelion seeds flew into the air, gorgeous fireworks lit up the bird’s nest, blooming “Spring” in Both Chinese and English, the message of spring in winter.The announcer introduced Chinese President Xi Jinping and President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach to the audience. Xi and Bach stood up and waved to the audience, and the audience applauded again.A child trumpeter plays the melodious melody of “My Country and I.”All walks of life in China, advanced model figures, representatives of 56 ethnic groups, with their hands slowly passed the bright five-star red flag to the flag-raising area of the stadium, delivered to the hands of 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.When the lights dimmed, a drop of ice-blue ink fell from the sky along a huge vertical screen, turning into the water of the Yellow River. The churning waves condensed into a land of ice and snow.A giant ice cube was formed from the ice and snow. With 24 “laser cutters”, the history of the past 23 Winter Olympics has been flashback on it, and the final image is “Beijing 2022, China”.Six ice hockey players “skate” into the ice Cube, making swing action, driving the “laser carving” fierce carving, and finally into the crystal clear ice and snow five rings.At 20:17, the athletes’ parade began.Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Movement, entered first, followed by Italy, the host of the next Winter Games, and China, the current host. Other countries and regions entered first in order of simplified Chinese characters.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.With 19 world famous songs strung together in the background, the athletes entered the stadium and waved to the audience.The audience welcomed their arrival with warm applause and cheers.To the rousing tune of “Ode to the Motherland”, the host Chinese delegation entered last, led by two flag-bearers, Chinese skeleton bobsledder Zhao Dan and speed skater Gao Tingyu.There was thunderous applause, and the cheers grew louder and louder.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.On the evening of February 4, the opening ceremony of the 24th Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium.Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and declared the Winter Olympics open.Seventy-six young people from all over the world walked into the stadium, side by side.After that, a long scroll of photos showing people of all countries in the world sharing weal and woe, fighting the epidemic together and fighting for their dreams and passions slowly unfolded, just like a long river of images quietly flowing.On both sides of the river, the Chinese knot pattern, which means unity and auspiciousness, has gradually changed into the Chinese and English words “Together for the future”, expressing the hope of walking together and creating a better future.To the quiet sound of the song imagine, 24 skaters in red suits, divided into four groups, skated across the ice with vigorous posture, leaving a long track on which the new Olympic motto, “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United,” embodied the common dream of all mankind.In the air, the luminous human figure, which simulates jumping snow on a high platform, flies over the five rings of ice and snow.At the same time, the vertical screen shows the snow and ice movement of several events, which together show the beauty of snow and ice sports.Six flag-bearers march into the stadium carrying the Olympic flag.They are representative of excellent athletes in winter project in different periods, China – China’s first world champion carnegie-give haun winter project, China’s first male Olympic medal won the Olympic winter games, the athletes Li Jiajun, realize the winter Olympics gold medal Chinese figure skating pairs of “zero breakthrough” shen, China’s first Olympic gold medalist han xiaopeng snow project,Vancouver Winter Olympics short track speed skating women’s relay gold medalist Zhang Hui, to achieve China’s speed skating Olympic gold medal “zero” breakthrough athlete Zhang Hong.Forty-four children from the mountainous area of Fuping, Hebei sang the Olympic anthem in Greek.In the song, the Olympic flag rose slowly, flying high with the five-star red flag.In front of the Five-ring flag, Chinese cross-country skier Wang Qiang and snowboarder Liu Jiayu, Chinese freestyle skiing referee Tao Yongchun and Chinese snowboard coach Ji Xiaoou took the oath on behalf of all participating athletes, judges, coaches and officials respectively.On the big screen, a short film named “Future Champions” attracted the attention of the audience. The toddlers became fans of ice and snow sports. Although they fell down and got up again and again, they always laughed in the face of setbacks.Laughter, innocent and lovely children appeared in the stadium.Running freely and merrily with their glittering “white doves”, they gathered from all directions into the centre of the stadium, forming a heart around the “big snowflake”.At 22:10, the Olympic flame from Olympia arrived at the National Stadium.The torch relay will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou from February 2 to 4.Olympic Forest Park, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, Grand Canal Forest Park…The Flame of the Olympic Games traverses the ancient and modern, linking history and the future, demonstrating to the world the profound and innovative vitality of the Chinese civilization.Seven torchbearers carry the torch in six rounds for the final relay inside the stadium.Zhao Weichang who was born in the 1950s and won 11 consecutive national speed skating championships, Li Yan who was born in the 1960s and won one gold medal and two bronze MEDALS in short track speed skating in the Calgary Winter Olympics, And Yang Yang who was born in the 1970s and achieved the breakthrough of “zero” gold medal in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.Su Bingtian, the Asian record holder of men’s 100m, Zhou Yang, who was born in the 1990s and won the women’s 1500m short track speed skating champion in Sochi, and Chinese athletes who had made brilliant achievements in the past ran in the relay, winning warm applause from the audience.The final leg was passed to two post-00s athletes, cross-country skier Dinegar Iramujiang and Nordic combined athlete Zhao Jiawen.As the crowd watched, two torchbearers ran to the “big snowflake” surrounded by “white doves” and inserted the torch into the center of the “big snowflake” to form the main torch, which was 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.The whole stadium turned into a sea of joy as fireworks soared into the air.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.Tonight, Beijing embraces the world!Tonight, the world is focusing on Beijing!On the evening of February 4, the opening ceremony of the 24th Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium.Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and declared the Winter Olympics open.The international guests attending the opening ceremony are:Russian President vladimir putin, President of the Cambodian king norodom sihamoni, Singapore halle, President of kazakhstan tokayev, President Mr. Matteo paro, kyrgyzstan, tajikistan President emomali rakhmon, turkmenistan President don’t madoff, the plum, an uzbek President mill about his, Egyptian President ceci, emir of Qatar tower mihm, the united Arab emirates, ABU dhabi crown princeMohammed, polish President duda, Serbia’s President, archduke Henry wu qi qi, Luxembourg, Monaco prince Albert ii, Argentina’s President fernandez, Ecuador’s President, prime minister of Mongolia lasso the cloud oyunchimeg erdene, Pakistan’s prime minister, imran khan, bosnia and herzegovina secretary, chairman of the gale tia, Papua New Guinea’s prime minister, marla, South Korea’s parliament speaker PiaoBingXiGuterres, Thai princess sirindhorn, UN secretary general, chairman of the general assembly, shahid, director-general of the world health organization tam kung plug, the world intellectual property organization director-general Deng Hongsen, new development bank, about, Shanghai cooperation organization (sco) secretary general zhang Ming, head of the international organizations, such as a total of nearly 70 countries and regions and international organizations to official representative.In Beijing, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, members of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, vice Chairmen of the STANDING Committee of the NPC, State councillors, President of the Supreme People’s Court, Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, vice chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee and members of the Central Military Commission attended the opening ceremony.Ho Yicheng, chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, and Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairwoman of the Kuomintang party of China, attended the opening ceremony.Officials of the International Olympic Committee attended the opening ceremony.

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