MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) - As part of the 100 days to go to Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 celebrations, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games unveiled the designs of the 2022 Winter Games medals on 26 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
The Beijing 2022 medals are called "Tong Xin", meaning "together as one". The design is based on Chinese ancient jade concentric circle pendants with the five rings representing the Olympic spirit to bring people together and the splendor of the Olympic Winter Games being shared all over the world.
The shape of the gold, silver and bronze medals is simple and classic, resembling the jade-inlaid medals of the Summer Games in 2008 as well as showcasing Beijing as the first "Dual Olympic City" to host both Summer and Winter Games.
The five Olympic rings are engraved in the center on the front of the medals and the words “XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022” are engraved around it, surrounded by ice, snow and cloud patterns. On the back, the emblem of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 is placed in the center with the full Chinese name of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Game engraved around it.
Also on its back is the name of the medal event, engraved on the outermost ring. The ring is concave, which echoes the traditional jade pendant design. The shallow carved designs on the rings are all based on traditional Chinese patterns.