BEIJING – Actor Jackie Chan took part in the Olympic torch relay atop the Great Wall of China, taking turns carrying the flame with Chinese Olympic medalists.
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It was the second day of the three-day relay on the ancient wall, Reuters reported. The route that is part of the relay leading up to the Winter Games was shortened due to COVID-19 concerns, according to the news outlet.
The Games begin on Friday in Beijing and conclude on Feb. 20.
Chan, 67, is known for his martial arts and his roles in action and comedy films, including “Police Story,” “Rush Hour,” “Shanghai Nights” and “Chinese Zodiac.”
He was born in Hong Kong and is known for his support of the Beijing government, was identified in the official news release by his Chinese name, Chen Gangsheng, Reuters reported.
“I woke up at 4 a.m. This is my fourth Olympics,” Chan told reporters. “I’m very happy. I’m also cold!”
The temperature along the Badaling section of the Great Wall, where Chan carried the flame, was 12 degrees, Reuters reported. Others carrying the silver-spiral torch included table tennis Olympic gold medalist Ma Long and Wu Jingyu, a two-time gold medalist in tae kwon do.
Here are some memorable photos of actor Jackie Chan through the years.
1980: Hong Kong actor and martial arts expert Jackie Chan demonstrates his remarkable agility during a visit to the UK, to promote his latest film "The Big Brawl," on October 15, 1980.
1996: Jackie Chan stars in the movie "SuperCop."
1997: Jackie Chan embeds his hands and feet in Mann’s Chinese Theatre cement on Jan. 5, 1997, in Hollywood, California.
1998: Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan star in the movie "Rush Hour."
1999: Jackie Chan arrives at the MTV Movie Awards held at the Barkar Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, on June 5, 1999, in Santa Monica, California.
2000: Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson In "Shanghai Noon."
2001: Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the launch of United Airlines "Rush Hour Express" on July 26, 2001, in Los Angeles.
2002: Jackie Chan at the premiere of "The Tuxedo" at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002.
2003: Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the premiere of "Shanghai Knights" at the El Capitan Theatre on February 3, 2003, in Los Angeles.
2004: Actor Jackie Chan arrives at the premiere of Disney’s "Around the World in 80 Days" at the El Capitan Theatre on June 13, 2004, in Los Angeles.
2005: Actor Jackie Chan poses in front of Cologne Cathedral prior to the premiere of his film, "New Police Story," on October 10, 2005, in Cologne, Germany.
2006: Actor Jackie Chan presents the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress at the Closing Ceremony of the 63rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2006, in Venice, Italy.
2007: Actors Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan attend the premiere of the New Line Cinema film "Rush Hour 3" at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on July 30, 2007, in Hollywood, California.
2008: Actors Liu Fengchao (left), Jackie Chan and Wang Wenjie attend the "Le Silence de Lorna" premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2008, in Cannes, France.
2010: Jackie Chan (left) and Jaden Smith arrive at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010, in Universal City, California.
2011: Zhang Ziyi and Jackie Chan arrive at the red carpet of the first Beijing International Film Festival at China’s National Grand Theater on April 23, 2011, in Beijing, China.
2012: Actors Laura Weissbecker, Jackie Chan and Caitlin Dechelle attend "In Conversation With … Jackie Chan" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2012, in Toronto, Canada.
2013: Actor Jackie Chan makes hand imprints during the Jackie Chan Hand and Foot Print Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on June 6, 2013, in Hollywood, California.
2014: Jackie Chan attends a photocall to introduce a special screening of "Chinese Zodiac" at BFI Southbank on August 12, 2014, in London.
2015: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, talk with Kung-Fu star Jackie Chan as they attend a "Creative Collaborations: UK & China" event at Lancaster House on October 21, 2015, in London.
2016: Honoree Jackie Chan accepts his award during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ eighth annual Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 12, 2016, in Hollywood, California.
2017: Actor Jackie Chan attends the 89th annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California.
2019: Jackie Chan signs copies of his new book "Never Grow Up" at Barnes & Noble, Fifth Avenue, on January 22, 2019, in New York City.
2020: Li Ning (left), Jackie Chan, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend the Li-Ning Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 18, 2020, in Paris.
2022: Actor Jackie Chan holds the Olympic Torch at the Badaling Great Wall on the second day of the torch relay in Beijing on February 3, 2022, a day before the start of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.