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Medal designs unveiled for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

Organizers say the designs, modeled after historic jade pendants, symbolize how the Olympic video games convey folks collectively all around the globe.

BEIJING, China — Just over 100 days out from the Beijing Winter Olympics, followers are getting a primary peek on the new medal designs. 

The Beijing Organising Committee unveiled the “Tong Xin” — that means “together as one” — designs Tuesday. The iconic Olympic image sits within the heart, surrounded by the phrases “XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022,” concentric rings and stylized clouds, ice and snow. 

The backs of the brand new designs additionally characteristic concentric rings, together with the identify of the occasion every medal is for. The emblem for the 2022 Olympics is within the heart of the again, together with the complete Chinese identify for the occasion. 

The committee mentioned the brand new medals are “based on Chinese ancient jade concentric circle pendants.” The 5 concentric rings circling across the Olympic emblem signify “the Olympic spirit to bring people together and the splendour of the Olympic Winter Games being shared all over the world.” 

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The Paralympic Winter Games medal designs share the identical idea, with rings circling across the brand of the International Paralympic Committee. The brand is surrounded by the engraved phrases “Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games” in English and Braille. 

Beijing is the primary metropolis to host each a Summer and a Winter Olympics. Organizers say this year’s medals resemble these for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. 

While the Winter Games are months away, there has already been no small share of controversy. Activists protested human rights abuses in China on the flame lighting ceremony earlier this month. The lighting ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games noticed its personal pro-democracy protests. 

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