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The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics has ended

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing has officially ended. The event took place at the National Stadium “Bird’s Nest”. Within the framework of this event, a colorful show and a parade of athletes took place, where skater Olga Fatkulina and hockey player Vadim Shipachev acted as flag bearers from the Russian team. The ceremony was attended by leaders of various states, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, as guests of honor.

The selected athletes, coach and referee from China read out the traditional Olympic oath. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), addressed the Olympians and guests of the competition, emphasizing the seriousness of the Olympic movement to unite the whole world. Chinese President Xi Jinping officially declared the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics open, and the Olympic flame was lit in the stadium.

109 sets of medals will be played at the Games. Due to WADA sanctions, Russians will represent the Russian Olympic Committee, and the abbreviation ROC will be used when displaying the nationality of athletes.

The Beijing Winter Olympics will be the 24th in a row. Competitions will be held in the capital of China, as well as partially in the cities of Zhangjiakou and Yanqing until February 20.

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