The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of launched a series of columns "Hundred Questions about Winter Olympics", aimed at popularizing Winter Olympic knowledge, answering hot questions, sharing interesting stories about ice and snow, and helping everyone have a better watching experience during the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  The 8th Winter Olympics 100 Questions丨What is the meaning of "Bing Dun Dun, Xue Rong Rong"?

  Two years ago, the mascots of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics "Bing Dwen Dwen" (Bing Dwen Dwen) and "Shuey Rhon Rhon" (Shuey Rhon Rhon) unveiled the mystery.

From 5816 pieces to 100 pieces, 10 pieces, and then to "One Thousand Miles", how did the two cute mascots stand out?

  Bing DwenDwen, the mascot of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, was designed and created based on pandas, combining the image of pandas with the super-energy ice crystal shell, reflecting the winter ice and snow sports and modern technological characteristics.

Bingdun Dun, the mascot of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Photo courtesy of Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  The "ice" in the name of Bingdundun symbolizes purity and strength, and is a characteristic of the Winter Olympics.

"Tundun" means honest, healthy, lively, and cute. It fits the overall image of the panda and symbolizes the strong body, tenacity and inspiring Olympic spirit of the Winter Olympics athletes.

  As we all know, pandas are recognized as China’s national treasures in the world. They have a friendly and cute image and a naive attitude. They are deeply loved by people from all over the world, especially young people.

The anthropomorphic panda designed by "Bingdundun" 3D embodies the concept of harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

The mascot of the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games "Xuerongrong".

Photo courtesy of Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  The mascot of the Winter Paralympic Games "Xuerongrong" was designed and created based on lanterns.

The ruyi shape on the top symbolizes auspicious happiness; the continuous pattern formed by the dove of peace and the Temple of Heaven symbolizes peace and friendship; the decorative pattern incorporates the traditional Chinese paper-cut art.

  Snow, a symbol of whiteness and beauty, is the characteristic of ice and snow sports.

Tolerance means tolerance, tolerance, communication and mutual learning.

Fusion means fusion, warmth, and mutual understanding.

  The main color of the lantern is "Chinese Red", which renders the festive atmosphere of the Chinese New Year in 2022. The body shines, meaning to light up dreams and warm the world. It represents friendship, courage and strength, and embodies the fighting spirit of the Paralympic athletes. And the paralympic concept that inspires the world.

  The mascots of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics are a wonderful fusion of Chinese culture and the Olympics, as well as an inheritance and breakthrough of modern design concepts.

At the same time, it will show the world the spiritual outlook, development achievements and the unique charm of Chinese culture in the new era.

(Wang Yu)