The Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was lit on Monday at the birthplace of the Games in ancient Olympia, Greece.
During traditional ceremonies, actress Shanti Giorgio, dressed as an ancient Greek high priest, used a concave glass to focus the sun’s rays on the flame and illuminate the 2,500-year-old Hera temple. Deities in ancient Greek mythology.
At the end of the ceremony, the high priest will present the first fireball to Greek skier Ionis Antonio inside the stadium that hosted the first Olympic Games in centuries.
Xinhua said the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was presented to Beijing 2022 Olympic Games organizers on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens.
Among the marble stands that witnessed the first modern Olympics in 1986, Hellenic Olympic Committee President and member of the International Olympic Committee Spyros Cabralos presented the Holy Flame to Yu Cai Qing, Vice President and Special Representative of the International Olympic Committee. The organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Olympics is the vice-chairman of this committee and the vice-chairman of the Chinese Olympic team.
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