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The Olympic Stadium in Beijing (China) is preparing, Friday, February 4, before the opening ceremony of the Winter Games. Olympic fervor is of course constrained by health measures. Overview of the atmosphere in the Chinese capital.
A bird’s nest draped in the colors of Olympism. Beijing Stadium is about to make history. The ceremony for these 24th Winter Games is about to start on Friday 4 February. But this Olympiad will take place without an audience, pandemic requires. In the streets of the capital that morning, the Pekingese are a little disappointed.
To climb Olympus, the Chinese pulled out all the stops. Thursday, February 3 in the stadium, the last rehearsals of a show that aims to be breathtaking took place. The country has already experienced an opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics in 2008. There, it’s winter and it was 2 degrees Thursday evening in Beijing. The 88 athletes, too, are preparing to parade. The two French standard bearers, Tessa Worley and Kevin Rolland, did not hide their joy, with the aim of doing better than in 2018, when France had won 15 medals.