- Title: China unveils mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics
- Date: 17th September 2019
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (AGENCY POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** CHINESE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMISSION YANG JIECHI SHAKING HANDS WITH PRESIDENT OF THE IOC THOMAS BACH BILATERAL MEETING IN PROGRESS BACH SPEAKING BACH AND YANG SITTING FOR TALKS YANG SPEAKING BILATERAL MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 1st October 2019 14:33
- Keywords: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascots Thomas Bach
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Olympics,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA003AX1NMTH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The two mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in Beijing on Tuesday (September 17).
"Bing Dwen Dwen", a black and white panda, is the mascot the Olympics with a red and white lantern child "Shuey Rhon Rhon", the mascot of the Paralympics.
The mascots were chosen following a competition held by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee who received over 5,800 designs from China and 35 countries around the world.
The Olympics begin on February 4, 2022 with the Paralympics a month later on March 4.
Before attending the ceremony, IOC president Thomas Bach met Yang Jiechi, the Chinese director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, for talks about the progress being made with the preparations for the Games.
(Production: Iain Axon, Mike Brock)
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