The first week of the Beijing Winter Olympics is over and the competition is getting more fierce with every day going forward. Though there’s one mystery that is making everyone scratch their head in amusement. Why are players getting a cute little panda instead of medals?

Of course, the mascot of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 ‘Bing Dwen Dwen’ is the cutest thing one could ever get, but it’s no equivalent to the actual medal players have won.

Well, players getting Bing Dwen Dwen is not a thing to worry about because they will get their medals, eventually. Whether a player will be awarded medals or the cutest little panda depends upon their respective sport. The Bing Dwen Dwen is part of the memento ceremony and the actual medals will be awarded to players at their victory ceremonies.


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It’s a very common sight in Olympics, where players receive mementos before their victory medals and it has happened before in Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics as well.

About Bing Dwen Dwen

The mascot for Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 was designed by Cao Xue, a professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Bing Dwen Dwen’s design was approved out of 5,800 submissions, after Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee organized a worldwide competition for the design of the mascot.

The word ‘Bing’ means ice, and it also symbolizes purity and strength, while “Dwen Dwen” means robust and lively. It represents the strength of players and their will to achieve whatever they’ve dreamed of. Furthermore, the mascot represents the spirit of Olympics.

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Beijing Winter Olympics mascot is a celebrity now


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Keeping in mind the popularity of the Winter Olympic 2022 mascot, its production has been increased as the stuffed pandas are getting sold out quickly. Bing Dwen Dwen is often seen cheering athletes, walking with the crowds, and even dancing to entertain people. People are waiting in lines to buy the official mascot of Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Chinese silver medalist in men’s snowboard slopestyle, Su Yiming, is very fond of the Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen.


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He said, “Several days ago when I saw the Chinese Speed Skating Team standing on the podium holding Bing Dwen Dwen, I was really jealous. I realized that through my own efforts, I could also get one. Today I really was able to get one, I’m extremely happy. I hope through my performances I can win more Bing Dwen Dwen.”

Do you like Bing Dwen Dwen?