China News Service, Beijing, November 24 (Reporter Chen Hang) On the 24th, the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games was held at the magnificent and colorful National Swimming Center.

  The torch relay plan for the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games was announced at the event site.

The Beijing Paralympic Torch Relay will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou from March 2nd to 4th, 2022. There are about 600 torchbearers in total, including two parts: gathering and gathering of fire and torch relay.

On the 24th, the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games was held at the National Swimming Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

  Cai Qi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, and chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, attended the event and delivered a speech.

Party Secretary and Director of the State Sports General Administration, Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Executive Chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Gou Zhongwen, Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Mayor, Executive Chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Chen Jining, Deputy Secretary of the Hebei Provincial Party Committee, Deputy Governor, Acting Governor Wang Zhengpu, Chairman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and Executive Chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Zhang Haidi, and Zhang Xu, member of the Party Leadership Group and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, attended the event.

  Cai Qi said that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are major landmark events at important historical nodes in my country.

Under the strong leadership of the Chinese government, we fully implement the concept of green, shared, open, and clean Olympics, adhere to the simultaneous planning and implementation of the two Olympics, and fully integrate the preparation of the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics, and the international Paralympic Games. The committee and other parties have worked together to advance various preparatory tasks in an orderly manner, and have made positive progress. At present, the preparations for various events of the Winter Paralympics are fully prepared.

We seized the opportunity of preparing for the Winter Paralympics and adopted a series of effective measures to greatly promote the development of the cause of the disabled, guide the whole society to pay attention to the disabled, fully protect the rights and interests of the disabled, promote the construction of an inclusive society, and build a more inclusive society. Happy and beautiful life.

  Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee, said that he is very happy to see the current progress and believes that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee is ready to host a wonderful event.

The International Paralympic Committee is full of hope for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games and looks forward to more and more Chinese disabled people participating in sports and winter sports.

China is strong in the Summer Paralympics, and I fully believe that it will be the same in the Winter Paralympics.

  The recruitment of volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has attracted 2,428 Chinese disabled applicants.

After rigorous interview and training procedures, 19 disabled persons with strong representation, professional abilities and dedication came to the fore and became volunteers of the competition as they wished.

Their youngest is 19 years old and the oldest is 63 years old. They will be assigned to 18 competition and non-competition venues for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics to carry out voluntary services.

  At the event site, Zhang Haidi presented the flag to representatives of volunteers with disabilities, hoping that volunteers would demonstrate the lofty spirit of equality, integration and tolerance through warm and thoughtful volunteer service.

On the 24th, the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games was held at the National Swimming Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

  600 torchbearers participate in the Paralympic Torch Relay

  Zhang Jiandong, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, announced the torch relay plan for the Beijing Winter Paralympics.

  The Beijing Paralympic Torch Relay will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou from March 2nd to 4th, 2022. There are about 600 torchbearers in total, including two parts: gathering and gathering of fire and torch relay.

  The torch relay of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games has the theme of "Meeting the Ice and Snow Covenant and Going to a Better Future" and the slogan of "Health, Happiness and Vitality". It is consistent with the theme and slogan of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch relay. Under the epidemic situation, it encourages disabled people all over the world to take good care of their lives and health and fight the epidemic together.

On the 24th, the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games was held at the National Swimming Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

 Issued a service manual for Paralympic athletes and team officials

  The "Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics Service Knowledge Handbook" and "Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games Athletes and Team Officials Service Handbook (Brille·Large Characters)" were released at the event site, which showed Beijing 2022. Gold and silver commemorative coins for the Winter Paralympics.

  Zhang Xiran, a blind girl who participated in the collection of paintings for disabled teenagers in the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, presented her paintings with the theme of "sacred fire" to the national wheelchair curling team that led the team to win the Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games Coach Yue Qingshuang.

Zhang Xiran said that although she could not see the torch, she was willing to use the torch in her heart to ignite the passion of every Paralympic athlete.

  Musician Xiao Ke, famous actor Zhang Kaili, Beijing TV host Nie Yijing and other five “Winter Olympics students on duty” clocked in on the spot, expressing their enthusiasm for the Winter Paralympics.

Excellent music works reflecting the themes of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics were also performed at the scene.

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