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https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/beijing-2022-opening-ceremony-will-celebrate-chinese-new-year/

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Beijing 2022 opening ceremony will celebrate Chinese New Year

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony will feature elements showcasing the Chinese New Year, the Great Wall of China, and the Olympics, according to the organising committee.

The Games’ opening ceremony will be held at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, on February 4, 2022, which is also the first day of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Chang Yu, the head of media and communications for the Games, told Xinhua: “We aim to deliver a unique opening ceremony that invites people from all over the world to share the joy and excitement of Chinese New Year with us.”

Chang added: “A good opening ceremony plays an important role in successfully hosting the Games and building the country’s image.”

Chang is also the deputy director for the opening and closing ceremonies, a department established by the organising committee to plan innovative ideas.

The organising committee in 2018 called for the public to submit ideas for the opening ceremony and set-up a review board to analyse them and select ten. Successful proposals are to receive a reward.

 

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It won't. CCP wants to make it a big propaganda show about how they defeated the virus. The recent celebrations they did in Bird Nest (celebrating the anniversary of the CCP) with a full packed stadium should had given you a hint of what's going to happen.

On 7/7/2021 at 12:05 PM, WD96 said:

With the possible ban of spectators at the Tokyo 2020 games, I am also worried that this will also apply to the Beijing 2022 games.

Why you worry? It's the perfect comeupance. They ruined Tokyo 2020. Why should we give two damns about an edition they are gonna use for propaganda purposes.

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Well....the hangover after the mess which was Tokyo 2020 ceremonies is long over. While I still feel contempt about these games I guess its still my duty to inform about whats going on.

Bird Nest is undergoing works in preparation for the opening ceremonies. They also seem to want to make them more simple, though knowing China i'm sure "simple" to their standards will still be a spectacle.

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-24/Beijing-2022-vows-to-present-ceremonies-in-simple-safe-manner-129hByxhPBS/index.html

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As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially opened with the opening ceremony in Tokyo on Friday, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are on the horizon.

A Beijing 2022 delegation is in Tokyo to observe the Games-time operations and activities of different functional areas.

Chang Yu, director general of Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games' (BOCOG) opening and closing ceremonies department, told Xinhua that they have gained useful insights on presenting a successful opening ceremony under the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The opening ceremony features a lot of highlights despite the influence of COVID-19. BOCOG is engaging actively in preparing to present a splendid Beijing 2022 opening ceremony in a simple and safe manner, with COVID-19 countermeasures in mind," Chang said.

The opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 is scheduled to take place on February 4 next year at Beijing's National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest."

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1111049/beijing-2022-national-stadium

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The National Stadium's redevelopment for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies is scheduled to be completed in October, four months before the start of the Games.

Commonly known as "The Bird's Nest", the 91,000-capacity venue has entered the transformation phase in preparation for the Opening Ceremony, which is set to take place on February 4 2022.

At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the National Stadium also held the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

According to Yang Jinkui, director general of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games Integration Department, the construction of accessible facilities in all 12 competition venues and three Winter Olympic and Paralympic Villages has also been completed with the main construction and passed all measures during the "Experience Beijing" testing activities in February and April.

"In accordance with the requirements of delivering a ‘simple, safe and splendid' Games, we will continue our good job in the accessible optimisation of the permanent facilities of the venues," said Yang.

"We will also continue to deliver in the design and construction of temporary facilities, as well as the connection between temporary and permanent facilities, and strengthen training for venue operation teams. 

"Finally, we will combine the construction of the Winter Games venues with sustainable urban development and work with the host cities to create an accessible environment that reflects the level of social civilisation and progress, so as to leave a rich legacy for the host cities."

Zhangjikou's Olympic Village was completed in June ©Getty Images Zhangjikou's Olympic Village was completed in June ©Getty Images

The Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village was completed in June this year.

The Mountain Press Centre, the Mountain Broadcast Centre, the Medals Plaza, and the Uniform Distribution and Accreditation sub-centre are all continuing their renovations for the Games on schedule, according to organisers.

A total of 39 venues, including the 12 for competition, are to be used for Beijing 2022.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20, followed by the Paralympics from March 4 to 13.

 

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On 8/2/2021 at 3:55 PM, Ikarus360 said:

Well....the hangover after the mess which was Tokyo 2020 ceremonies is long over. While I still feel contempt about these games I guess its still my duty to inform about whats going on.

Bird Nest is undergoing works in preparation for the opening ceremonies. They also seem to want to make them more simple, though knowing China i'm sure "simple" to their standards will still be a spectacle.

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-24/Beijing-2022-vows-to-present-ceremonies-in-simple-safe-manner-129hByxhPBS/index.html

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1111049/beijing-2022-national-stadium

 

I wonder if the satellite photos of the Birds Nest are released yet. Because everyone want to see what the stage would look like.

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https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113610/b2022-domestic-spectators

As we countdown to Beijing 2022, I thought it would be great to provide updates. The organisers have just allowed domestic spectators in all of the venues. This means that we will be able to see people in the stadium for the Ceremonies. This also reminds me of what the Dutch did for the Eurovision 2021 shows instead spectators had to have a negative covid test before they could enter the arena. What good news!

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The only reason i'm watching the ceremonies is because of how Tokyo disastrously managed theirs with all their creative conflicts/people getting removed from the staff (things unrelated with the pandemic) and left me desiring much more. China enjoys dabbing at the world as of lately because of how increasingly aggressive they've become in economics/politics so its obvious they will do a huge show just to add more salt to Tokyo's wound.

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I think the Beijing 2022 Ceremonies will again be massive - technically and artistically complex and stunning on a military scale.

I don’t think China knows how to do simple - or wants to.

The Ceremonies of thr 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing hands down beat many of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies of the modern era.  Seriously, it’s gob-smacking and I was not expecting it.

China only knows one way to do Ceremonies - BIG.

In 2014, even the little girl in the red dress from Beijing OC 2008 makes a return appearance in this Nanjing Opening Ceremony from 7 years ago.

These shots from the Nanjing OC the incredibly complex maze of flying wires as these performers form a human spiral in a memorable moment on a full Olympic Opening Ceremony scale.

The full replay is also below.

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6 hours ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

One thing I wonder, if all the under-arena stage devices are still in the Birds Nest and operable?

Yes, that is a 3-level stage underneath the infield.  In a time of war, it will supposedly serve as a temporary morgue until they can properly dispose of all the dead bodies.  I guess Covid hasn't been that bad in Beijing that they have had to use it for that purpose.  

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After how Tokyo 2020 ceremonies team got constantly screwed up by Cancel Culture which led to the mess we saw last July, i'm not surprised China is being more secretive than ever with their ceremonies. Don't expect them to release the names of the staff involved until after the show is over (Tokyo did this for their Paralympic ceremonies).

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