The organizing Committee of the winter Olympics in 2022 have decided to cancel the ceremonial start of the countdown to the start of the competition, according to “Sport-Express”.
The procedure was to be held in Beijing at the stadium “bird’s nest”.
“Yes, the stadium event was canceled, no events, – quotes words of the representative of the organizing Committee of the edition. – The outbreak is very serious, we must not allow any risks. If there is information we will let you know later”.
Winter Olympics 2022 will be held in Beijing from 4 to 20 February. Paralympic games – from 4 to 13 March.
At the end of December last year, China was informed about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan. The number of infected reached more than 2 thousand people, 81 of them died.