Jackie Chan becomes Olympic torchbearer for 4th time, carries flame atop Great Wall

Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST
  • Jackie Chan took part in the Winter Olympics torch relay on the second day along with Chinese Olympic medallists.
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Actor Jackie Chan on Thursday took part in the Winter Olympics torch relay at the Badaling Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, China and carried the flame along a route shortened to three days because of Covid-19. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Actor Jackie Chan on Thursday took part in the Winter Olympics torch relay at the Badaling Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, China and carried the flame along a route shortened to three days because of Covid-19. (AP)

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Actor Jackie Chan, 67, known for his support of the Beijing government, was identified in the official press release by his Chinese name Chen Gangsheng.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Actor Jackie Chan, 67, known for his support of the Beijing government, was identified in the official press release by his Chinese name Chen Gangsheng.(AFP)

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"I woke up at 4 a.m. This is my fourth Olympics. I'm very happy. I'm also cold!", Jackie Chan told reporters after his run along the wall.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

"I woke up at 4 a.m. This is my fourth Olympics. I'm very happy. I'm also cold!", Jackie Chan told reporters after his run along the wall.(REUTERS)

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The relay for the torch that will open the February 4-20 Winter Games is much more modest than the globe-spanning relay for Beijing's 2008 Summer Games, a tour that was disrupted by protests.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

The relay for the torch that will open the February 4-20 Winter Games is much more modest than the globe-spanning relay for Beijing's 2008 Summer Games, a tour that was disrupted by protests.(REUTERS)

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Table tennis Olympic gold medallists Ma Long and Wu Jingyu, a two-time gold medallist in taekwondo, were among those carrying the red-and-silver spiral torch along the Badaling section of the Great Wall, where the Thursday morning temperature was a bracing -11 Celsius (12 Fahrenheit).(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Table tennis Olympic gold medallists Ma Long and Wu Jingyu, a two-time gold medallist in taekwondo, were among those carrying the red-and-silver spiral torch along the Badaling section of the Great Wall, where the Thursday morning temperature was a bracing -11 Celsius (12 Fahrenheit).(REUTERS)

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Jackie Chan poses for photos with children after taking part in the torch relay of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the Badaling Great Wall.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Jackie Chan poses for photos with children after taking part in the torch relay of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the Badaling Great Wall.(AP)

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Later on Thursday, the torch will be taken to Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei province, where most of Olympic snow events will take place. The relay will end with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Later on Thursday, the torch will be taken to Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei province, where most of Olympic snow events will take place. The relay will end with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony.(AFP)

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Because of Covid-19, the Games are taking place inside a "closed loop" keeping competitors and other Olympics personnel away from the public, and will be attended only by small, selected audiences.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 03, 2022 04:13 PM IST

Because of Covid-19, the Games are taking place inside a "closed loop" keeping competitors and other Olympics personnel away from the public, and will be attended only by small, selected audiences.(AFP)

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