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Beijing Olympic Ceremonies director to return for PyeongChang Closing Ceremony

Beijing Opening Ceremony

Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, who directed the renowned 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony, said he will have a role in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Closing Ceremony, according to Chinese media.

Zhang, 66, will direct the Beijing 2022 handover portion of the PyeongChang Closing Ceremony, according to the reports.

At every Closing Ceremony, the next Olympic (or Winter Olympic) host city gives a presentation that is somewhat of a preview of the next Games in four years. It lasts about 10 minutes.

Recall, the Rio Olympic Closing Ceremony included a Tokyo 2020 handover that had Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed as Super Mario.

In 2004, Zhang directed the Beijing handover portion of the Athens Closing Ceremony.

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