Olympic flame for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 lit

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The Olympic flame for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 burst into life today (18 October) at an official ceremony in Olympia, Greece. IOC President Thomas Bach was in attendance to witness the lighting of the flame at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia - the site of the ancient Olympic Games. As was the case for the flame lighting ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics in March 2020, the event followed strict coronavirus restrictions in compliance with local health protocols; the audience was limited to representatives of the International Olympic Committee, the Greek and Chinese Olympic Committees, the president...