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Bing Dwen Dwen: The Trend-setting Mascot of 2022 Winter Olympics

Meet Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩Bīng Dūndun)! the official mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing! Bing Dwen Dwen is a panda bear encapsulated by a sheet of ice armor. The design captures the strength and willpower of the athletes that advocates the Olympic spirit. In addition, Bing Dwen Dwen also embodies the characteristics of an olympian level athlete.

The mascot was the one chosen among thousands of entries. Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩Bīng Dūndun) will serve as the official ambassador for winter sports. Also, the fluffy entertainer for the people who will watch the Olympic Winter Games.

冰墩墩 (Bīng Dūndūn): Bing Dwen Dwen, the name of the mascot of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

冰 (bīng): the first tone, means ice, ice-cold.

 (dūn): the first tone, heap, mound, block of stone

bīng dūn dūn shì yī gè kě ài de jí xiáng wù

冰   墩  墩 是 一个 可爱的吉  祥  物。

Bing Dwen Dwen is a lovely mascot.

bīng dūn dūn yǐ jīng biàn dé fēi cháng liú háng

冰   墩  墩 已 经  变 得 非  常  流  行。

Bing Dwen Dwen has become very popular.

The introduction of Bing Dwen Dwen received showers of positive feedback from the people. A plethora of people passionately welcomed and loved Bing Dwen Dwen. It has become a central figure for many Olympic-themed merchandises. People love the mascot so much, retail stores are running out of stock. Due to this, conceived a new phenomenon known as “One Bing Dwen Dwen is hard to find.”

 There are a myriad of reasons for this phenomenon. One might be the inherent love of Chinese people for panda bears. However, in this case, there are more reasons than merely the love for cute fluffy animals.

  1. 1. Lovely Shape Design 可爱的外形设计(Kě Ài  De Wài Xíng Shè Jì)
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As mentioned earlier, Bing Dwen Dwen is a panda encapsulated in a sheet of ice with a halo of colors that surrounds its face. It wears ice-like armor, perhaps even like a spacesuit. Its overall love resembles that of an astronaut.

The full-body shell of ice represents the boundless possibilities that the future holds. In addition, it also serves as help that enables Bing Dwen Dwen to skate, snowboard, and ski with the Olympic athletes. On the other hand, the halo of rainbow colors signifies the futuristic technologies of the ice snow sport tracks at the game.

Bing Dwen Dwen is the embodiment of the Olympic Virtues. It is a mascot overflowing with enthusiasm and energy.

  1. 2. Symbolism 象征 (Xiàng Zhēng )

Bing Dwen Dwen is not only the epitome of Chinese creativity. It also symbolizes the inculcation of perseverance. After all, only through this virtue will we be able to create something extraordinary. Perseverance drives us to explore the horizons of the future in pursuit of excellence. It pushes us to reach for the infinite possibilities that the future holds.

These implications are a unique moral virtue that enables people to strive upward; to continue pursuing progress. Many people like Bing Dwen Dwen due to its cute design, but people love it due to its unique and beautiful meaning.

  • 3. Limited production 有限的生产 (Yǒu Xiàn De Shēng Chǎn)

For some reason, people are always inclined to like something unique. Even more so when it’s limited. One of the driving forces of the “one Bing Dwen Dwen is hard to find” is the limited retail production. However, the limitation of its production stems not from deliberate marketing, but from coincidence. After all, the celebration of the Winter Olympics coincided with the celebration of the Spring festival. With people spending the holidays with their families, companies limited their production. That drove the phenomenon even further.

  • 4. Athlete’s love for Bing Dwen Dwen 运动员的喜爱(Yùn Dòng Yuán De Xǐ Ài)

People welcomed Bing Dwen Dwen with appreciation and love. Among those people are the athletes. For them, Bing Dwen Dwen is the embodiment of freedom. The athlete’s love for Bing Dwen Dwen drove its popularity.

Albeit Bing Dwen Dwen is all the rage right now, people expect that the “One Bing Dwen Dwen is hard to find” will be a fad that will soon pass.

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