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Beijing 2022 unveils Winter Olympics emblems

19 Dec 2017
Beijing, China, December 19, 2017: The organising committee for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing unveiled the official emblems at a ceremony at the national aquatics centre on Friday, December 15. Designed by artist Lin Cunzhen, the emblems combine traditional and modern elements of Chinese culture, as well as features embodying the passion and vitality of winter sports. 

Among those attending the ceremony were Chinese vice premiers Zhang Gaoli and Liu Yandong, BOCOG President Cai Qi, who is also the Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Sochi 2014 speed skating gold medallist Zhang Hong and wheelchair curler Zhang Qiang. 

Entitled “Winter Dream”, the emblem of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 was jointly unveiled by Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, IOC Vice President Yu Zaiqing and Zhang Hong. Inspired by ?, the Chinese character for “winter”, the emblem resembles a skater at the top and a skier at the bottom.

The flowing ribbon-like motif between them symbolises the host country’s rolling mountains, Olympic venues, ski pistes and skating rinks. It also points to the fact that the Games will coincide with the Chinese New Year.

Liu Yandong, Cai Qi and Zhang Qiang then came together to unveil the official emblem of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, which is named “Flying High”. Making similar use of Chinese calligraphy, the emblem incorporates the Chinese character for “fly”, ? , which conjures up the image of a wheelchair athlete surging towards the finish line and victory. 

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