China on Friday (May 10) launched its 1,000-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympics with a lavish song-and-dance celebration, as Beijing prepares to become the only city in the world to have hosted both a Summer and Winter Games.
Actor Jackie Chan’s appearance added to the celebration as he along with Olympic gold medallist Wu Dajing, para snowboarder Pang Qiaorong and International Olympic Committee Vice-Presidents Juan Antonio Samaranch and Yu Zaiqing joined the celebrations.
During the ceremony, renowned Chinese singers performed for the audience with kindergarten children and school and university students, as well as dancers from the Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe.
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