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When Chinese elements meet Winter Games

Updated: 2022-02-18 10:53 ( Chinaculture.org )
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The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will close on February 20 and will be followed by the Paralympic Games, which will be held from March 4 to 13. More than an event, the Games is also for exchanging goodwill and friendship. The design details of various elements such as the medals, emblem, mascots, uniforms,  flame lantern and pin badges serve this purpose. Let’s take a look at these Chinese elements through the designs and the ingenious ideas behind them.


[Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]
[Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]
[Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

The front side of the Winter Olympic medals was based on the ancient Chinese jade concentric circle pendants, with five rings representing “the unity of heaven and earth and the unity of people's hearts”. The reverse side of the medals was inspired from a piece of Chinese jadeware called "Bi", a double jade disc with a circular hole in the center. There are 24 dots and arcs engraved on the rings of the back side, similar to an ancient astronomical map, which represents the 24th edition of the Olympic Winter Games and symbolizes the vast starry sky, and carries the wish that athletes achieve excellence and shine like stars at the Games.

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