The flame was lit at the site of the Ancient Olympia in Greece on October 18, 2021 and was passed to the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee the following day. The flame then left for China where the relay continues until the start of the Games.
Due to the current pandemic and the measures put in place to meet the prevention and control requirements, it was decided to reduce the length and duration of the traditional relay route, as well as the number of relay runners.
The relay is scheduled between February 2 and 4, 2022 (date of the opening of the Games) with the participation of 1,200 torchbearers. The three host zones of the Games Beijing’s city proper, Beijing’s Yanqing District and the city of Zhangjiakou in the neighboring Hebei Province will welcome this traditional relay.
The Olympic flame will also be displayed at the sites of some Beijing 2022 TOP and local official partners, as well travel to different areas of the country known for their plentiful ice and snow resources with a strong history and culture of ice and snow sports.
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