Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic medals were unveiled on Oct 26, 100 days before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. medals are an important element of the landscape of the Winter Olympic Games, reflecting the cultural connotation and spiritual pursuit of the host country. The release of the medals marks another important step forward in the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
The medal designs for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were unveiled on Oct 26. It is understood that the image of the medal comes from the ancient Chinese concentric round jade, expressing the Chinese cultural connotation of "heaven and earth together, people's hearts are the same". Besides, it also symbolizing the Olympic spirit of people together. At the same time, the Beijing Winter Olympics medals also echo the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games gold medals, showing the "Double Olympic City"cultural heritage.
The rings on the front of the Beijing Winter Olympics medals are depressed-shaped, which means jade with traditional string patterns and light decorative patterns. Theses are all from traditional Chinese patterns. On the front of the medal, the five Olympic rings are engraved in the center, and the words "XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022" are engraved around the center.
On the back of the ring engraved with 24 points expanse of the starry sky, but also a symbol of the 24th Winter Olympic Game and movement arc. Actually, the ancient astronomical map is a symbol of the vast s athletes like superstars. The outer ring on the back of the medal is engraved with the name of the winning athlete's event.
The Ribbon and Medal Box of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Medal
The ribbon part of the medal adopts the traditional Chinese silk weaving technology. The ice and snow shading features the Beijing Winter Olympics emblem and the words "Beijing 2022". The ribbon is red, which is in line with the cultural characteristics of the Chinese Spring Festival and expresses the best wishes for the athletes.
The boxes are mainly made of lacquer and bamboo, which not only highlights The characteristics of Chinese culture, but also conforms to the concept of "Green Olympics" and sustainability.
All activities on the day were carried out under strict epidemic prevention and control measures. The Greek Olympic Committee will carry the torch at the Marble Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens and hand over the flame to the Delegation of the Beijing Olympic Winter Games organizing Committee.
Previous Winter Olympics Medals
Medals for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Inspired by the texture of a tree trunk, the medals feature the Olympic rings on the front and the names of the events and the Pyeongchang 2018 logo on the back. The medal straps are made of traditional Korean fabric, with a mixture of light blue and light red embroidered with Korean characters and other design elements.
The gold, silver and bronze medals weigh are 586g, 580g and 493g respectively. The gold medal is plated with 6 grams of 99.9 percent gold.
Medals for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
The medal design symbolizes the great integration of different Russian cultures and peoples. The main body is divided into two parts, a solid part on one side and a silver-white hollowed-out Mosaic design on the other, which also depicts the natural scenery of Sochi.
Medals in the solid part of the front engraved with the Olympic rings, the reverse side is the English name of the event and Sochi Olympic Games emblem, side is written in Russian, English, French 22nd Winter Olympic Games official name.
Medals for 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
The surface of the medal features undulating waves, reminiscent of Canada's common natural sights waves, flying snow and mountains. The front faces are taken from two ethnic abstract paintings by Canadian designer Colleen Hunter, meaning each medal is unique.
On the reverse are the official English and French names of the games, as well as the emblem of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the names of the sports.