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Winter Paralympics torch relay starts

By SHI FUTIAN in Beijing and YU YILEI in Stoke Mandeville, UK | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2022-03-02 07:01
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The flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games is held at the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, March 2, 2022. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/]

The torch relay of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics starts on Wednesday and will culminate in the lighting of the Paralympic flame in the National Stadium on Friday at the Games' opening ceremony.

The relay will cross three competition zones including central Beijing, the capital's Yanqing district, and Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, and feature 565 torchbearers.

Nine flames will be combined to form the torch relay flame, according to the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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