Beijing 2022: opening ceremony for a special Olympics

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The show at the Beijing Games with dancers, acrobats and extras during the opening ceremony, February 4, 2022 © Jewel SAMAD/AFP

By: Philippe Lecaplain

1 min

The opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing is in the headlines.

A temperature of -12 / -15 degrees, worthy of the Winter Games, except that without snow.

For the first time, the Winter Olympics will be held exclusively on artificial snow.

We must not forget that the Beijing 2022 Olympics have the particularity of taking place under a bell, due to the risks of the Covid-19 epidemic.

All of the track events will take place on artificial snow...


With :

- Alireza Manafzadé from the Persian editorial staff to tell us about a teachers' strike in Iran

► To read also: Iran: teachers demonstrate for an increase in their salary

- Orlando Torricelli for writing in Spanish to tell us about an oil spill in Peru

►Also read: Oil spill in Peru: the desolation is growing north of Lima

- Paul Myers from the English editorial staff concerning the AFCON and the aftermath of last week's stampede.

►Also read: CAN 2022: after the deadly stampede at the Olembé stadium, tributes and gestures of comfort follow one another.


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