January 29, 2022
The torch relay of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou from February 2 to 4. The Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee held a media briefing on the theme of "torch relay in the closed loop" yesterday. The relevant person in charge of the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee confirmed that the whole torch relay will be carried out in 11 closed transmission areas outside the closed loop and an independent transmission area inside the closed loop.
The torch relay route shows the characteristics of the competition area
LV Qin, deputy director of the press and Publicity Department of the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee and deputy director of the press and publicity of the torch relay special team, introduced that there are four, two and five relay areas in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou respectively.
On February 2, after the launching ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic torch relay, the torch will pass through the Beijing competition area, including Beijing Olympic Forest Park and Beijing Winter Olympic Park; On the morning of February 3, the torch relay came to Yanqing competition area and will be carried out in Badaling Great Wall and world grape Expo Garden; On the afternoon of February 3, the torch relay will be carried in five Zhangjiakou competition areas: Nihewan Ruins Park in Yangyuan, Desheng village in Zhangbei, Zhangjiakou industrial and cultural theme park, Chongli Fulong ski resort and Zhangjiakou dajingmen ruins; On the day of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on February 4, the torch relay will return to Beijing and will be carried out in the summer palace, Beijing Olympic Forest Park and Grand Canal Forest Park, of which the relay in Orson Park belongs to the closed-loop relay. In addition, after the delivery on February 2 and 3, evening exhibitions in Beijing and Zhangjiakou will be held. For the selection of the torch relay route, LV Qin said that the torch relay highlights the theme and slogan of the torch relay, and the relay route shows 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.
The conference also confirmed that about 1200 torch bearers will participate in the torch relay of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. They came from all walks of life, and most of them have made outstanding achievements or made outstanding contributions in this system and field. They have considerable representativeness and advanced nature. Among them, 53% won honors at or above the provincial and ministerial level, and 57% were front-line representatives in production and work. The torchbearer also has international friends from more than 20 countries and regions.
Transmission within closed loop: 5.1km
According to the arrangement, the torch relay in the closed loop will be carried out in the South Park of the Olympic Forest Park at 10:30 on February 4. Wan Xuejun, deputy director of the external liaison department of the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, introduced that the transmission distance in the closed loop is 5.1 kilometers, and the average distance of each torch bearer is about 110 meters. The overall route starts from the South Gate of the South Park of the Olympic Forest Park, passes through the east gate and North Gate of the South Park of the Olympic Forest Park in a counterclockwise direction, and finally stops at the Olympic Declaration Square.
Wan Xuejun revealed that the torchbearers in the closed loop are mainly from the Olympic family. They will take vehicles from their respective stations to the South Gate of Orson park. After the transmission process is completed, special vehicles will be sent back to the gathering point. In addition to the relay link, volunteers will provide seamless connection and services for the torchbearers throughout the whole process. After returning to the assembly point, the torch will be handed over to the torchbearer as a souvenir after the fuel system is removed by professionals.
Yang Haibin, deputy director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of sports and deputy director of the operation of the torch relay special team of the Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, who participated in the briefing via video connection, said that in order to successfully complete the torch relay in the closed loop, the South Park of Orson Park (including the square outside the South Gate) was designated as a closed management area from 0:00 on February 3 to 0:00 on February 5, and the relay ended from 12:00 on February 3, The torch relay road in the South Park of the Olympic Forest Park, the toilet along the way and the square outside the south gate will be accurately designated as a closed-loop management area. After the torch relay, the territorial Government will comprehensively kill the closed-loop area. "In response to the slogan of 'health, joy and vitality' of the torch relay, we advocate that all torchbearers should wear N95 / kn95 medical masks scientifically all the time except for not wearing masks during the relay, and abide by the closed-loop epidemic prevention policies such as maintaining a scientific social distance and hand washing and disinfection after the relay."
Online delivery activities are popular
LV Qin said that the torch relay of the Beijing Winter Olympics adheres to the concept of "green, sharing, openness and integrity", implements the requirements of "simplicity, safety and excellence", simplifies the scale and innovates the form, and creates a good atmosphere for the successful holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The whole torch relay adheres to the principle of simplicity and excellence and ensuring safety, always puts safety first, comprehensively considers epidemic prevention and control, event preparation, winter fire prevention and other factors, and arranges offline torch relay and ceremony activities in a safe and controllable closed site to avoid interference with local production and life and the organization and operation of events. In addition, the torch relay adheres to the principle of innovative form and highlighting characteristics, and adopts the innovative form of combining display and relay, online and offline, so that the torch relay reflects the characteristics of simplicity, autonomy and more specific experience.
For this new form of online delivery, the majority of Internet users are full of enthusiasm. LV Qin introduced that the information and Publicity Department of Beijing Winter Olympic Organizing Committee launched the online publicity activity of "striving to be an online runner and accompany the torch to welcome the Winter Olympic Games" on January 23. The cumulative reading volume has exceeded 300 million people, and more than 5 million Internet users have received certificates, becoming an online "runner".