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.
The Duke Of Sussex has said he hopes the stories of Paralympians detailed innew Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix help to get rid of “stereotyping andpreconceptions”. The film details the history of the Paralympic Games andfeatures interviews with athletes including GB star Jonnie Peacock, as well asHarry, who founded the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women.
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National Sports Awards 2020 ceremony was held virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on this Khela Ratna and Arjuna awardee, Paralympian Deepa Malik said that para-athletics level of playing has reached international level. "Their (Athletes) abilities are more than their disabilities, if they get the chance to brush up their skills and this is the opportunity which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju this time through sports policy to push sports into the main stream. 22 events happen in Para-sports, summer Paralympic so our games have increased in every field like in shooting, athletics power lifting. We are creating world records. Our level of playing has reached international level," said Malik.
The United States appears to be getting on China's very last nerve. That is, if the remarks made by China's Ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday truly reflects Beijing's sentiments. According to CNN, at a tense meeting of the UN Security Council, Zhang Jun said Thursday that the US has 'created enough troubles for the world already.' Zhang Jun's comments was a retort to US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft, who accused China of hiding the virus's origin and minimizing its danger.
A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World Uyghur Congress. It was titled 'Made In China = Uyghur Forced Labour'. The protestors accused the Chinese government of forcing the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group in the country's northwest Xinjiang province, into forced labour and even attempting a genocide. Beijing has allegedly been trying to stamp out the community's religious and cultural identity in order to assimilate it more fully into the majority Han Chinese community. Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, sought international pressure on China to stop the Uyghurs' persecution and boycott by international companies to prevent forced labour. Watch the full video for more.
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