Three-time Olympic speed skater Brittany Bowe and five-time Olympic curler John Shuster led Team USA during the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. GETTY IMAGES
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The Most Stunning Photos from the Beijing Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are officially underway in Beijing less than six months after the Tokyo Olympic Games which were delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The games run until Sunday February 20 making Beijing the first city to host both the Summer and Winer Olympics.

Children perform during the opening ceremony.Jae C. Hong/AP

Performers holding doves surround the Olympic flame. François-Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images

Performers take part in Friday’s ceremony. Kyodo/AP

Soldiers prepare to raise the Olympic flag. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Fireworks explode over the Beijing National Stadium. Julian Finney/Getty Images

Members of Team USA pose for a photo during the opening ceremony. David Ramos/Getty Images

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony. Jeff Roberson/AP

Performers at the pre-show ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing Getty Images

The Olympic torch is brought into the stadium by Chinese athletes Dinigeer Yilamujian and Zhao Jiawen during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing.JAE C. HONG, AP

Athletes from Canada walk into the stadium during the parade of nations. Jae C. Hong/AP

A shirtless Nathan Crumpton carries the flag of American Samoa into the stadium. He competes in skeleton.Jae C. Hong/AP

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, makes a speech during the opening ceremony. Bach said the Olympics stood for a world with “no discrimination whatsoever,” and he urged people to “give peace a chance.” Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Athletes Apostolos Angelis and Maria Ntanou carry the flag of Greece at the start of the parade of nations. The athletes walked into the stadium via a spectacular entrance that is described as representing the “Gate of China” and “Window of China.”Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Performers create a flower display with LED lights during the opening ceremony. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

The performance was equally as impressive and stunning from above. CREDIT: ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Performers appeared as ice hockey players, representing athletes competing in one of the many sports that make up the Winter Games. CREDIT: MATTHIAS HANGST/GETTY IMAGES

Dancers performed with Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen. The adorable panda is the national animal of China and in Mandarin, his name means “ice” (Bing) and “robust and lively” (Dwen) Getty Images

The spectacular light show could be seen from above the Bird’s Nest and all throughout the city. CREDIT: COSTFOTO/FUTURE PUBLISHING VIA GETTY IMAGES

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