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National flag bearer for Winter Olympics named

19 January 2022 [11:33] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan's flag bearer at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has been determined.

Figure skater Vladimir Litvintsev will be the flag bearer of the Azerbaijani team at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will be held from February 4 to 20. Azerbaijani figure skaters Vladimir Litvintsev and Ekaterina Ryabova have won licenses for the Olympics.

Beijing was elected as host city in  2015 at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be the first Winter Olympics in China.

Beijing will become the first city to have hosted both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports.

This represented an increase of seven events from 2018. The men's and women's big air freestyle, women's monobob, mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and the mixed relay in short track speed skating were the new events added by the International Olympic Committee in July 2018.

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