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Bing Dwen Dwen: Meet the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Mascot

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 27, 2022: Shuey Rhon Rhon (L), the mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics, and Bing Dwen Dwen, the mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics, are pictured in the Olympic Village. The 24th Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in Beijing on February 4-20, 2022. Artyom Ivanov/TASS (Photo by Artyom IvanovTASS via Getty Images)

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There’s been no shortage of excitement at the 2022 Winter Olympics which kicked off on February 4 and run through Sunday, February 20 in Beijing, China. We know all about the big-name stars like Shaun White (Carlsbad, California), Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, Colorado), Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Chloe Kim (Torrence, California) but what about the mascots? There are plenty of world-famous athletes and familiar faces around Beijing, but one of the breakout stars of this year’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games is the official mascot: a giant fluffy panda named Bing Dwen Dwen.

See below to learn about Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon.

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Who are the mascots of the Beijing Winter Games?

The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics is Bing Dwen Dwen: Bing Dwen Dwen, the Olympic mascot, is a panda. In Mandarin, the word “Bing” has several meanings, including ice, and also symbolizes purity and strength. “Dwen Dwen” means robust and lively and also represents children. The mascot wears a full-body shell made out of ice and is said to embody the strength and spirit of Olympic athletes.

The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics is Shuey Rhon Rhon: Shuey Rhon Rhon, the Paralympic mascot, is a Chinese lantern child with a glowing heart who symbolizes warmth, friendship, courage, and perseverance of Paralympic athletes. The Chinese lantern is a cultural symbol representing celebration, harvest, and prosperity. Red is considered the most festive color (and is fitting since the Games will overlap with Chinese New Year celebrations).

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How to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:

In addition, to live stream coverage of every event, viewers will also be able to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Click here to sign up.

2022 Winter Olympics Medal Count

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Winter Olympics news, live streaming, and TV schedule options

Note: Times and events are subject to change. Check for the most up-to-date live schedule.

See below for more detail on how you can keep up with how to watch the 109 medal events across the following 15 sports:

Additionally, the 2022 Winter Olympics will feature seven new events: Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Aerials, Mixed Team Short Track Relay, and Mixed Team Ski Jumping.

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