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Beijing 2022: International musicians ‘join hands’ to celebrate 100-day countdown to Winter Olympics

A GROUP of international musicians from China, Germany and Switzerland have “joined hands” in a special concert to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

On the theme “The World in Unity,” the special event is China Media Group (CMG)’s first China-Europe International Arts and Culture Festival.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach hailed it as “another milestone” on Beijing’s journey to make history as the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics. 

“Blending sport and culture was a key objective of our founder Pierre de Coubertin, when he revived the Olympic Games 127 years ago.

“Today’s programme is a wonderful illustration of how both sport and music are building bridges, and bringing people together,” Bach said in a video message at the event.

The concert is part of an extensive programme of events running up to the Winter Olympics, which will begin on February 4 2022.