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

The Sports Department of Chinanews.com 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 42nd Winter Olympics 100 Questions丨Why do you say that the torch of the Winter Olympics is in the same line as the 08 Olympics?

  As an element that has received much attention in previous Olympics, the torch is an important carrier for displaying the Olympic philosophy and national culture.

On this basis, how does the "Flying" of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch achieve the same line as the Beijing Olympics?

  The idea of ​​the Beijing Olympic torch was inspired by the "Auspicious Clouds" pattern of "Symbiosis of Origins, Harmony and Harmony".

As time goes by, the baton of inheriting Chinese culture and carrying forward the Olympic spirit has also been delivered to the torch "Flying" of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  The exterior colors of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch are silver and red, symbolizing the meeting between ice and fire, flying passionately, illuminating the ice and snow, and warming the world.

The torch of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games uses silver and gold, which symbolizes brilliance and dreams, and embodies the Paralympic values ​​of "courage, determination, encouragement, and equality".

  Beijing is the first "Double Olympic City" in the history of the Olympics. The overall appearance of the Beijing Winter Olympics torch echoes the shape of the main torch tower for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

The torch is "primed" with auspicious cloud patterns, from bottom to top gradually transitioning from auspicious cloud patterns to paper-cut snowflake patterns, like ribbons dancing.

The torch pattern of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games.

China News Service released the picture for Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Speaking of the torch, the first thing that appeared in the mind of the torch designer Li Jianye was the "Auspicious Clouds" of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The unique oriental beauty of the scroll printed with auspicious clouds made him obsessed with it.

Although the manuscript has been changed several times, in every version of the drawings, almost all retain the "Double Olympic City" concept.

  Xiangyun conveys the auspicious meaning and is a continuation of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games; snowflakes represent the characteristics of the Winter Olympics and are an innovation of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

The design of the torch pattern not only embodies the inheritance and development of the "Double Olympic City", but also contains the traditional Chinese thought of "the way is natural, and the unity of man and nature".

(Wang Yu)


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