Olympic flame for Beijing 2022 Winter Games to be lit in empty stadium as coronavirus lingers

The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February.Like the ceremony in March 2020 to light the flame for Tokyo – and like those Games, which were put back a year – Monday’s ceremony is a victim of coronavirus restrictions.“Due to the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the lighting ceremony will be held in strict compliance with local health protocols,” the Hellenic Olympic Committee announced in…


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