Beijing 2022 torch revealed

Last week, the torch for the 2022 Winter Olympics was revealed in Beijing, China.

The Olympic torch was presented at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube – venue of the diving and swimming events during the 2008 Summer Games – which will be transformed into the Ice Cube for the curling event in 2022.

The design of the torch was chosen from a global competition out of 182 entries and represents a combination of Chinese aesthetic values, traditional cultural connotations and advanced technology.

The Olympic Torch relay is currently being planned and torchbearers will be revealed later.

Figure skating events at the 2022 Winter Games will be held at the Capital Indoor Stadium, which has a capacity of over 17,000 spectators, and hosted the volleyball events in 2008.

All four disciplines will take part in figure skating, including the team event for the third consecutive time. Thirty participants each will compete in the ladies’ and men’s singles events, twenty in the pairs’, and twenty four couples in ice dance. The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in March will be used to determine the entry quotas for each federation at the next Winter Olympics.

During an International Skating Union’s (ISU) council meeting in late January, it was announced that the World Championships’ status as an Olympic qualification event would be reevaluated and any potential changes would be determined based on the entries received by the ISU as of the March 1, 2021 deadline.

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