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Online English Corner- mascots of the Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games Beijing 2022

Publish date:2020-5-3   Pageview: 519


China unveiled the official mascots on Sep.17th, 2019 for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games.

The panda is named "Bing Dwen Dwen" in Chinese. Bing means "ice" in Chinese, while Dwen Dwen suggests "health and ingenuity" —characteristics also shared by pandas.

Pandas are perhaps the most recognized animal species in China. Pandas combine China's traditional culture and its modern appearance together with winter sports elements in a compelling image that shows our great expectations for the Games and shows that we welcome the world.The halo surrounding the mascot's face is suggestive of ice and snow tracks, as well as the flowing "ribbons" on the exterior of the National Speed Skating Oval.

Shuey Rhon Rhon does not easily translate into English but contains characters for both "snow" and "forbearance". The lantern mascot emanates a glow from its heart that symbolizes warmth, friendship and the resilience of disabled athletes.

The vivid red image is a perfect fit for the gala event, especially as the Games will coincide with China's Lunar New Year celebration in February and March 2022. The mascot Shuey Rhon Rhon will become the face of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games, lighting up the lives of billions around the world who will watch in awe as paralympic athletes inspire and excite the world.

In today's online English corner, we would like to teach the English name of the two mascots:"Bing Dwen Dwen" and "Shuey Rhon Rhon".

The Olympic mascot is one of the most typical visual symbols of the previous Olympic Games, and it is the leading factor in the formation of the Olympic image. It is not only the carrier of the Olympic spirit, but also shows the culture of the host country. Since its birth in the early 1970s, mascots have added a lot of color to the previous Olympic Games, constantly bringing us fun, energy and surprises. The image of mascot also experienced from dog to owl, child, Greek doll, snowball, even to an ice cube and so on.

As one of the basic components of the previous Olympic Games, mascots show the Olympic group from one side, which is fun and symbolic, providing the opportunity to interact with the audience, especially children, and even popular after the end of the Olympic Games. Mascots can be made into plush toys, badges, postcards and so on. Some mascots have even evolved into collections.

In Xiamen Olympic Museum, there are many mascots of previous Olympic Games and related collections and souvenirs. During the weekend holiday, you may take your family and friends to XOM to have a look. enjoy the porcelain vase of Mascot of Seoul Olympics, find a commemorative plate of the mascot of Sarajevo Winter Olympics, watch a movie of Rio Olympic mascot, select a favorite mascot souvenir and listen to the mascots tell the story of the Olympic Games.

Finally, please follow Xiao’Ao to draw "Bing Dwen Dwen" and "Shuey Rhon Rhon".