A map of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch.

Photo courtesy of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee issued by China News Agency

  China News Service, Beijing, January 21 (Reporter Chen Hang) The torch relay arrangements for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics were announced on the 21st.

Xu Zhijun, deputy secretary general of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee and director of the torch relay special team, said that the torch relay is one of the important cultural activities of the Olympic Games.

  Xu Zhijun said that the torch relay work of the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympic Games adhered to the concept of "green, shared, open, and clean" Olympics, implemented the requirements of "simple, safe, and exciting", and simplified the scale and innovated the form. Create a good atmosphere for the successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics.

Throughout the torch relay, three working principles are adhered to.

They are:

  Keep it simple and exciting, and ensure safety.

Always put safety first, comprehensively consider factors such as epidemic prevention and control, event preparation, and winter fire prevention, and arrange offline torch relays and ceremonial activities in a safe and controllable closed venue to avoid local production and life and event organization and operation. interference.

  Adhere to innovative forms and highlight characteristics.

Taking the innovative form of combining display and relay, online and offline, the torch relay reflects the characteristics of simplicity, autonomy and more experience.

The traditional torch relay highlights the concept of the Beijing Winter Olympics and the theme and slogan of the torch relay, showing the good ice and snow resources, ice and snow culture, Winter Olympic heritage, natural, historical and cultural characteristics and modern features of the three competition areas.

  Adhere to the two Olympics, equally exciting.

The Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic torch relay routes are planned and designed simultaneously. The Winter and Paralympic Games route more embodies the concept of "tolerance, integration and sharing", fully demonstrating the society's concept of respect, tolerance and fraternity for the disabled , to fully demonstrate the development achievements of disabled people's undertakings and sports for disabled people, and fully demonstrate the spirit of disabled people's self-improvement, self-reliance and hard work.

  Among them, the Beijing Winter Olympics Torch Relay will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou from February 2 to 4, including 11 closed relay areas outside the closed loop and 1 independent relay area inside the closed loop.

Among them, there are 4 delivery areas in the Beijing competition area, 2 delivery areas in the Yanqing competition area, and 5 delivery areas in the Zhangjiakou competition area.

Specifically include:

  On February 2, the launching ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics Torch Relay will be held.

Afterwards, the torch will be relayed in Beijing Olympic Forest Park and Beijing Winter Olympic Park;

  On the morning of February 3, it will be delivered at Badaling Great Wall and World Grape Expo Park in Yanqing; in the afternoon, it will be delivered at Zhangjiakou Yangyuan Nihewan Ruins Park, Zhangbei Desheng Village, Zhangjiakou Industrial Culture Theme Park, Chongli Fulong Ski Resort, Zhangjiakou The Dajingmen site is passed on;

  On February 4, it will be delivered at the Summer Palace, Beijing Olympic Forest Park and Grand Canal Forest Park.

It should be noted that the relay in Orson Park on February 4 is a closed-loop relay, and about 50 torchbearers from the Olympic family will complete their torchbearer mission here.

  After the torch relay on February 2 and February 3, there will also be city evening demonstrations in Beijing and Zhangjiakou.

  The torch relay of the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games is divided into three parts: urban fire collection, fire gathering and torch relay.

  Among them, the urban tinder collection will be completed on March 2. A total of 9 urban tinder will be collected, including the city tinder collected from Mandeville, England, and 8 urban tinder collected from the three competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

The 8 city fires in China are the "Xia'ao Fire" collected from the Temple of Heaven Park, the "Bright Fire" collected from the Beijing School for the Blind, the "Mutual Aid Fire" collected from the warm homes in Wangjing Street, Beijing, and the The "Fire of Hope" of the China Braille Library, the "Fire of Origin" collected from the water transport terminal of the Grand Canal, the "Fire of Peace" collected from the ancient Great Wall in Yanqing, the "Fire of Hydrogen Clean" collected from Zhangjiakou Chuangba Park and The "Fire of Civilization" in Huangdi City, Zhangjiakou.

  After the collection of urban fires is completed, a fire gathering ceremony will be held in the Temple of Heaven Park on the afternoon of March 2. The official fires of this Winter Paralympic Games will be gathered in 9 urban fires.

  After the fire gathering ceremony, the torch relay will be held.

The torch relay will be held in Temple of Heaven Park, Zhangjiakou Citizen Square, Chongli Taiwu Ski Resort, Nuanquan Ancient Town in Yuxian County, Huailai Guanting Reservoir Wetland Park and Beijing Expo Park, Beijing Disabled Persons' Cultural and Sports Guidance Center, and China Disabled Persons Sports The management center and the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee are resident.

The torch relay for the Beijing Winter Paralympics will continue until the afternoon of March 4.

  There will be about 1,200 torchbearers for the Beijing Winter Olympics and about 600 torchbearers for the Winter Paralympics. They will complete their torchbearer missions in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

  Xu Zhijun also said that the Beijing Winter Olympics Torch Relay will incorporate technologies such as robots and autonomous driving that have broad application prospects and are in line with future development directions into the relay scene.

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