Curling and Winter Olympics

“Curling” is the most popular sports of ice in our domestic market. CCTV have interviewed our curling in 2022 New Year’s Party. It is warm-up for 2022 Winter Olympics.

On the evening of February 4, Beijing time, the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games was held in the Beijing bird’s nest as scheduled

The Beijing Winter Olympics coincided with the Chinese Lunar New Year, during which Olympic culture and traditional Chinese culture mixed, bringing a particularly unique feel to the Games. It was the first time that many international athletes had experienced the Chinese Lunar New Year up close.

At the Beijing 2022 opening ceremony, a large snowflake made up of the names of all participating delegations symbolized people living in peace and harmony, according to the organizers, with athletes from around the world gathering together under the Olympic Rings regardless of background, race and gender. Beijing 2022 embodied the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger-Together”, and demonstrated how a mass sporting event of global scale could be staged successfully and on schedule in the time of COVID-19.

Unity and friendship have always been central themes of the Olympics, with IOC President Thomas Bach stressing on many occasions the significance of unity in sports. With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics closing on 20th,FEB., the world has been left with unforgettable stories and cherished memories from the Games. Athletes from across the globe came together to compete in peace and friendship, with diverse cultures and different nationalities interacting and revealing to the world a colorful and charming China.

Beijing 2022 has had a special meaning for many other athletes as well. Dean Hewitt and Tahli Gill qualified Australia for an Olympic curling event for the first time at Beijing 2022. Despite finishing 10th in the 12-team mixed curling event with two victories to their name, the Olympic duo still considered their experience a triumph. “We put our hearts and souls into that game. To be able to come back with the win was really awesome,” Gill said after their first taste of Olympic victory. “Just the enjoyment out there was really key for us. We loved it out there,” Hewitt added. “Loved the support in the crowd. That’s probably the biggest thing that we’ve had is the support back home. We can’t thank them enough.”  The exchange of gifts between American and Chinese curlers was another heartwarming story of the Games, demonstrating friendship among athletes. The International Olympic Committee called it “pinbadgediplomacy”.After the United States beat China 7-5 in the mixed doubles round-robin on Feb 6, Fan Suyuan and Ling Zhi presented their American rivals, Christopher Plys and Vicky Persinger, with a set of commemorative pin badges featuring Bing Dwen Dwen, the mascot of the Beijing Games.

“Honored to receive these beautiful Beijing 2022 pin sets in a wonderful display of sportsmanship by our Chinese counterparts,” the American duo tweeted after receiving the gift. In return, the American curlers gave pins to Ling and Fan, but they wanted to add “something special” for their Chinese friends. “We still have to go back to the (Olympic) Village and find something, a good jersey, or put something together,” Plys said.

Post time: Jun-15-2022