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Flame lit for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in Ancient Olympia

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Location: Ancient Olympia, Greece

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STORY SCRIPT: The Olympic flame for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 was lit

today in ancient Olympia, Greece. This marks the start of its journey to China where, in just

over 100 days, the Games will begin.

As a symbol of peace, unity and solidarity, the Olympic flame will convey the values of

Olympism to all those that see it on its travels. The flame will help build anticipation

amongst Olympic fans eager to witness the world’s best winter sport stars in action, whilst

also inspiring thousands of athletes who are making their final preparations for these

Games.

Speaking at the ceremony in ancient Olympia, which was held under strict conditions due

to COVID-19 countermeasures, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Bach

made it clear that the Olympic Games have always stood above conflict:

“In our fragile world, where division, conflict and mistrust are on the rise, the Olympic

Games always build bridges. They never erect walls.

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© Copyright International Olympic Committee 2021. This content is the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC-VNRs are for bona fide news reporting purposes only, all rights required for their production have been cleared. This IOC-VNR shall be used in accordance with the News Access Rules for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, available here. Terms and Conditions of the IOC Newsroom and Olympics.com apply.

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