Medal designs unveiled for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

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Organizers say the designs, modeled after historic jade pendants, symbolize how the Olympic video games carry individuals collectively all all over the world.

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” — which means “together as one” — designs Tuesday. The iconic Olympic image sits within the middle, 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 middle of the again, together with the total Chinese identify for the occasion. 

🎉With precisely 1️⃣0️⃣ 0️⃣days to go earlier than the beginning of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the design of the medals that will likely be awarded on the Games has been unveiled! 🏅️🥈🥉#beijing2022 #medal #Olympics pic.twitter.com/c5Zi9gZETe

— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) October 26, 2021

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

The Paralympic Winter Games medal designs share the identical idea, with rings circling across the emblem of the International Paralympic Committee. The emblem 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.