Beijing celebrates 100-day countdown to the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-11-25 09:16
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Photo taken on Nov 24, 2021 shows the general view of the 100-day to Go Celebration for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - As a countdown ceremony on Wednesday marks 100 days to go before the Beijing Winter Paralympic Games, the Beijing 2022 organizers are ready to welcome Paralympic athletes from all over the world.

With the slogan "Health, Joy and Energy," the Beijing 2022 Paralympic torch relay schedule was released at the ceremony, aiming to encourage people with disabilities across the world to enjoy winter sports and embrace a promising future.

Cai Qi, secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee and president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG), said at the ceremony that China is committed to hosting a green, inclusive, open and clean Games in accordance with the Winter Olympics.

Artists perform during the 100-day to Go Celebration for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games , Nov 24, 2021. [Photo by Zhang Wei/for]

"Beijing 2022 will provide warm service for participants from all over the world to hold a simple, safe and splendid Games, and we will take the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games as an opportunity to further lead the whole society to care for persons with disabilities and encourage them to pursue a better life," Cai said.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president, Andrew Parsons attended the ceremony via a video link and praised the preparation and organization of Beijing 2022.

"I would like to thank everyone involved in the preparation, and we are very happy to see that the venues are ready, and the plans are in place. The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee is ready to deliver a fantastic Games with no doubt. We have high hopes for the Games," he said.

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