MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) - The Olympic village in Beijing is scheduled to open on 27 January, Beijing 2022 Executive Vice President, Beijing Vice Mayor Zhang Jiandong announced at a press conference on 27 October, TASS reports.
“The official opening of the Olympic Village will take place on 27 January next year to welcome athletes from all over the world,” Zhang Jiandong said. He added that the Olympic torch relay will begin on 2 February. The Olympic flame of the 2022 Games was delivered from Athens to the Chinese capital on 20 October.
The 24th Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing on 4-20 February 2022, and the Paralympic Games on 4-13 March. The Chinese capital was chosen to host the Olympics at the IOC session in Kuala Lumpur on 31 July 2015.