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  • Gordon Dumoulin

Warming up for the Beijing Winter Olympics

๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ท๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ข๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ official posters were unveiled this week for the warming-up to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in #Beijing and neighboring Zhangjiakou and Yanqing cities in #Hebei province.

3 sets of official posters and 11 promotional posters were selected from about 1,600 submitted pieces.

The motto of the Beijing Winter Olympics is โ€œ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€ (ไธ€่ตทๅ‘ๆœชๆฅ). Bing Dwen Dwen (ๅ†ฐๅขฉๅขฉ; โ€œice childrenโ€) is the official mascot for the Olympics while Shuey Rhon Rhon (้›ชๅฎน่ž; โ€œsnow tolerate meltโ€) is the official mascot for the Paralympics.

๐—•๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐——๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป is a panda with a suit of ice, a heart of gold and a love of all things winter sports. ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป is an anthropomorphic (humanlike) Chinese lantern. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light. The wishful shape at the top symbolizes auspicious happiness.

Bing Dwen Dwen was designed by Cao Xue, a chief designer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, while Shuey Rhon Rhon was designed by Jiang Yufan, an undergraduate majoring in product design at the Jilin Art Institute of Design.

The Beijing Olympics will be held from February 4-20, 2022 while the Paralympics will take place from March 4-13, 2022.

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