SHOWS: BEIJING, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC MASCOT "BING DWEN DWEN", A BLACK AND WHITE PANDA, IS UNVEILED 2.
CHILDREN APPLAUDING 3.
GRAPHIC OF "BING DWEN DWEN" 4.
BEIJING 2022 WINTER PARALYMPIC MASCOT "SHUEY RHON RHON", A RED AND WHITE LANTERN CHILD, IS UNVEILED 5.
CHILDREN DRESSED AS THE TWO MASCOTS AND DANCERS ON STAGE, WITH BOTH MASCOTS BEHIND ON A GRAPHIC, IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH LINED UP WITH BEIJING 2022 DIGNITARIES STORY: 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 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.
(Production: Iain Axon, Mike Brock)