China News Service, Beijing, March 12 (Liu Xingchen) Before you know it, the Beijing Winter Paralympics are drawing to a close.

With anticipation, guests and friends from all over the world gathered together to witness the ice and snow feast in Beijing, the "city of double Olympics".

In the past few days, on and off the arena, what moments have happened between the host and players from all over the world that are worth remembering each other?

On March 6, Chinese player Zhang Wenjing was awarded the event mascot Xue Rongrong after the game.

On the same day, the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Alpine Skiing Women's Super Giant Slalom - Seated Final was held at the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Center. Chinese athlete Zhang Wenjing won the bronze medal.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Ranyang

unforgettable birthday

  When the birthday meets the Winter Paralympics, what kind of experience will it be?

  On the eve of the opening of this ice and snow event, a warm scene appeared in the Beijing Winter Paralympic Village.

The service staff of the apartment building in Buildings 1-5 in the accommodation area found the slogan of the Italian delegation celebrating the birthday of the contestants in the elevator. Sent to the athlete's room.

Along with the Italian happy birthday song, the athlete said excitedly that he did not expect to spend such a ceremonial birthday in China.

On March 8, the "International Working Women's Day", women on and off the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games stage showed off their styles.

The picture shows a staff member (right) of the media center of the Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Center braiding the volunteers' hair during work breaks.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu

swap badges

  If you observe carefully, many athletes and volunteers of the Beijing Winter Paralympics are covered with all kinds of badges on their registration card lanyards, which have long been regarded as treasures by them.

  In front of the athlete's restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Paralympic Village, a volunteer chatted happily with American Paralympic snowboarders.

During the conversation, the two sides exchanged badges.

Volunteers gave the badge of the Temple of Heaven, a symbol of Chinese culture, to foreign friends and showed him the badge of their university.

Recalling the scene at that time, the volunteers still clearly remembered the friendliness in the eyes of the American athletes.

  The picture freezes, and the volunteers and an elderly foreign photojournalist laughed happily in front of the camera.

When the two met for the first time, volunteers enthusiastically helped him find the camera charging cable.

When they met again, the old man wanted to exchange badges with the volunteers, and he cutely introduced the two Italian badges on his chest to the volunteers.

  The seemingly simple action of exchanging badges with each other is also a cultural blend brought about by the Winter Paralympics.

On March 10, the mascot "Xue Rongrong" of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games took a group photo with volunteers during the waiting area.

On the same day, "Xue Rongrong" appeared at the wheelchair curling competition site of the National Swimming Center.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

busy snow

  Dressed in Chinese red, with a big head on his back, he took small magical steps and jumped excitedly when he was happy.

During the Beijing Winter Paralympics, the mascot Xue Rongrong turned into a "group pet".

As long as it appears, it is destined to attract everyone to take pictures.

Xue Rongrong, who is "full of cuteness", is also conveying warmth and touching in her own way.

  On March 8, International Women's Day, Xue Rongrong wore the Yanqing Winter Paralympic Village registration card early in the morning and came to the square area to "check in" to work.

Whenever a female athlete passed by, Xue Rongrong would come forward enthusiastically and send flowers to express holiday wishes.

"I'm very happy to see Xue Rongrong and receive flowers," said Chinese Paralympic alpine skier Zhang Wenjing so excitedly.

  And foreign friends love this mascot full of Chinese elements even more.

The picture shows the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games mascot "Xue Rongrong" plush doll purchased in limited quantities in the official licensed merchandise store of the main media center of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu

  "Xue Rongrong, look here, he wants to dance with you." Under the guidance of the on-site staff of the National Alpine Ski Center, a friend from the UK achieved his wish.

In the brisk music, he danced with "Xue Rongrong".

The movements of the two were exceptionally coordinated, and many people on the side recorded this beautiful moment with their mobile phones.

  Slovakia player Jacob Krakow bought a set of Xuerong Rong plush dolls. In his opinion, this mascot full of Chinese elements is not only a symbol of the Winter Paralympics, but also a bridge between China and the world. I Bring it back to my friends and family so that they can also pay attention to and understand Chinese culture." Jacob Krakow said.

Data map: Volunteers explain the route to foreign friends.

Photo by Liu Xingchen

"China won't let you starve"

  At the Zhangjiakou Winter Paralympic Village athlete bus stop, a Canadian official stopped in front of the station sign.

It turned out that he had to take the inter-competition shuttle bus to Yanqing at 4:00 p.m., but he could not go to the restaurant for dinner without the permission of the Winter Paralympic Village.

After learning about the situation, the volunteers took nuts and bread from the lounge and gave them to the Canadian friend.

  Canadian officials who did not eat lunch took the food and hurriedly thanked the volunteers.

During the conversation, he introduced his work experience, and he has worked in Atlanta, Sochi and Tokyo.

  "I will be here for more food," the Canadian official joked when asked if he would come back.

The volunteer told him in fluent English: "Next time you can come on an empty stomach, China will not let you starve."

  When "Together Towards the Future" is not just a slogan, Beijing, which is engraved with the brand of "Double Olympic City", shows the enthusiasm of the host, and the Beijing Winter Paralympics, which highlights the friendship between China and foreign countries, has also become a friendly bridge for cultural exchanges between China and the West. .

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