February 4 marks one-year countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Today the official torch for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been unveiled.
The torch, named as "Flying," features the emblem of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, with patterns of clouds and snowflakes painted from the bottom up to the flame. The Olympic torch spirals upward to resemble two overlapping, fluttering ribbons. The inner red ribbon evokes rising flames, with the outer one plated in silver, representing ice, to produce a striking contrast. Beaming with dynamism and vitality, the two-tone torch presents a metaphor of ice and fire, symbolizing how it will bring light and warmth to the winter sports gala.
The new torch and 2008 torch resemble each other in appearance and struture, both inspired by a giant scroll, highlighting Beijing's status as the world's first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The cloud patterns covering the handle also drew inspiration from the main visual element of the 2008 torch.
The 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing during Feb.4-20. To unveil the torch at the start of the one-year countdown, Beijing expects to ignite the enthusiasm for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games all around the world.