Last modified: 2021-03-06 by zachary harden
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image by Zachary Harden, 26 October 2020
Unvielved in December 2017, the logos for both the 2022 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics were designed by Lin Cunzhen. The goal of both logos was to combine elements of Chinese history with the dynamic artisry of sport. For the Olympics logo, it combines the Chinese character for “winter” along with an image that resembles a skater at the top and a skier at the bottom. The flowing ribbon-like motif between them symbolises the host country’s natural beauty that are combined with modern technology and venues that will host these games that will coincide with the Chinese New Year. The design sent by Lin was one of 4,506 submissions from around the world and she also designed the logo for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held in Nanjing. As for the flag, like most Olympic and Paralympic flags before it, it is a logo on a white background.
Zachary Harden, 26 October 2020
The flag of the Russian Olympic Committee will be used to represent the Russian atheletes and coaches for the next two Olympic games (2020 and 2022); this is due to Russia's ban related to a state-backed program of doping and cover-ups.
Dave Fowler, 20 February 2021