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Beijing Games flame lit in Olympia, to be flown to China on Tuesday

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, Oct 18 (Reuters) – The Beijing 2022 Olympics flame was lit at Greece’s historic Olympia on Monday, simply over 100 days earlier than the beginning of the Games in February.

The Chinese capital will develop into the primary metropolis to host each the Winter and Summer Games when it phases the Feb. 4-20 occasion however protests and requires boycotts over the nation’s human rights file have marred the run-up.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann;
Editing by Alison Williams

Winter Olympics - Lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 18, 2021 A cauldron and flame is held by a performer during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics REUTERS/Costas Baltas