The official emblems for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were unveiled on December 15, 2017 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing. They were designed by Chinese designer Lin Cunzhen. Beijing will be the first Olympic and Paralympic city to host both summer and winter editions.
The Olympic logo, called 'Winter Dream' is a stylised version of the Chinese character '冬' which is 'winter'.
It emulates the forms of a skater (on top) and a skier (beneath).
The ribbon motif portrays the rolling mountains of China; where the athletes will compete.
It's firework-esque form also notes the games will coincide with Chinese New Year celebrations.
The colour scheme is symbolic of dreams, the future and purity in blue, and the colours of the Chinese flag. (red and yellow)
The typeface of the logo calls back the calligraphic heritage of China.
The Paralympic logo, named 'Flying High' also incorporates an abstracted Chinese character; '飞' meaning 'fly', emulating the form of a wheelchair-bound athlete surging towards a finish line.
Bing Dwen Dwen the Olympic mascot
Shuey Rohn Rohn the Paralympic mascot
Official unveiling of the Olympic and Paralympic emblems on the 15th December 2017