The 24th Winter Olympic Games came to a successful conclusion in Beijing


President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach attends the closing ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Beijing on Saturday evening.Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and other Party and state leaders, as well as International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach attended the closing ceremony.The closing ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium on The evening of February 20.Chinese President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach wave to the audience from the podium.From 2008, the century-old Olympic dream came true, to 2022, together with the Olympic Movement again, Beijing has become the first “double Olympic city” in history.Over the past 16 days, Beijing has witnessed the glory and dream of competitive sports and brought together the solidarity and friendship of human society.Under the banner of Wuhuan, nearly 3,000 athletes from 91 countries and regions have worked hard, challenged their limits and surpassed themselves. They have set two world records and 17 Winter Olympic records, playing a brilliant movement of “Faster, Higher, Stronger — More United”.Despite the impact of the epidemic, China has made great efforts to host a simple, safe and wonderful Winter Olympics. Its first-class venues and facilities and excellent organization and service have won wide acclaim from the Olympic family and the international community.With nine golds, four silvers and two bronzes, China set a new record for the number of golds and MEDALS won at a single Winter Olympics, ranking third on the gold medal list and creating its best performance since it participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics.At night, the National Stadium is illuminated and the atmosphere is warm.To the music of “Peace — A Community with a Shared Future”, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan, along with Bach, stepped onto the rostrum and waved to the audience.The audience broke into warm applause.The closing ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held in the National Stadium on The evening of February 20.Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and other Party and state leaders attended the closing ceremony.Xinhua News Agency reporter Yue Yuewei photo 20 o ‘clock, the closing ceremony opening performance “Light” began.Children carry snowflake lanterns and light up the “winter” emblem on the ground in the tradition of Lantern Festival.All stand up, in the magnificent National anthem of the People’s Republic of China, the bright five-star red flag slowly rising.A huge Chinese knot pattern appeared on the field as flag-bearers marched into the stadium carrying the flags of all 91 Olympic delegations.The classic song “Ode to Joy” sounded, and the athletes entered the stadium. The audience applauded and cheered to express warm congratulations and heartfelt respect to the athletes.The big screen plays the short film 2022, Have me!, reproducing the wonderful moments of athletes’ hard work and passion.The winners of women’s 30km mass start (free technique) and men’s 50km mass start (free technique) in cross-country skiing were then awarded.The smiling faces of the volunteers are constantly displayed on the big screen.On behalf of all the athletes, the newly elected members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission paid tribute to the 6 volunteer representatives and expressed their sincere gratitude to the volunteers.The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games started the “salute to the volunteers” segment, which has become a tradition at the Closing ceremony of the Olympic Games ever since.The dedication of tens of thousands of volunteers during the Winter Olympics has won widespread praise.The ioc short film “The Power of Faith” was shown on the big screen, vividly showing the Olympic spirit of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United”.The pageant was coming to an end, and it was time to part.Ancient Chinese people often cut off willow trees to express their missing feelings.Three hundred and sixty-five ordinary people of all walks of life and ages gathered in the center of the venue, holding willow branches in hand, representing missing 365 days a year.A white beam of light rises from the center of the field, forming a monument of light that holds the main torch, the “Big Snowflake.”The big screen plays the short film 2022, With Us!To record the heart-warming scenes of the Winter Olympics.Later, a ceremony was held to raise the Greek flag and play the Greek national anthem.Children from the mountainous area of Fuping, Hebei province sang the Olympic anthem once again, and the Olympic flag was lowered slowly.The Olympic flag handover ceremony begins.Beijing Mayor Chen Jining waved the five-ringed flag before handing it to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.Bach handed the flag to The next host city of the Winter Olympics in Italy, The mayor of Milan City Sara and The mayor of Cortina d ‘Ampezzo Gadina.The Italian national anthem was played and the Italian flag was raised.The cities of Milan and Cortina d ‘Ampezzo presented a wonderful artistic performance called “Twin Cities, Unity and Strength”.Later, CAI Qi, president of the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, said in his speech that in the unforgettable 16 days, athletes from all over the world shone in the stadium, showed the charm of sports, and interpreted the Olympic motto of “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United”.All members of the Olympic family worked together and the media carefully broadcast and reported the Beijing Winter Olympics to the world.Thank you to all the friends who participated, supported and contributed to the Beijing Winter Olympics. You also embodied the wonderful Games.”Double Olympic city”, special Winter Olympics.The Beijing Winter Olympics has ushered in a new era of global ice and snow sports. Let us remember this unforgettable time and work together to create a better future for mankind.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach delivered a speech.He said the Olympic Village was original, the venues breathtaking and the organization extraordinary.We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to boCOG, the Chinese government, and all our partners and friends in China.These have been truly exceptional Winter Olympics, and we welcome China as a nation in ice and snow sports.In the end, Bach declared the 24th Winter Olympic Games closed, and called on the youth of the world to meet four years later in Milan-Cortina d ‘Ampezzo for the 25th Winter Olympic Games.The big screen plays the short film goodbye! Together for the Future!As the Games come to an end, the friendship between the Chinese people and guests from all over the world will be sealed.At 21:35, the five glittering Olympic rings rose from the center of the venue to the touching song of “Me and You”, the theme song of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.The main torch “Big Snowflake” falls slowly, and the song “Snowflake” is pure and ethereal, burning the Fire of the Olympic Games for 16 days gradually extinguished.The national Stadium became a sea of joy as fireworks soared into the sky in the shape of five rings and the words “We Are the World” in Both Chinese and English.In Beijing, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, members of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, vice Chairmen of the STANDING Committee of the NPC, State councillors, President of the Supreme People’s Court, Procurator-General of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, vice chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee and members of the Central Military Commission attended the closing ceremony.Officials of the International Olympic Committee attended the closing ceremony.Source: Xinhua Editor: Li Xuan

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