There’s been no shortage of excitement at the 2022 Winter Olympics which kicked off on February 4 and run through Sunday, February 20 in Beijing, China. We know all about the big-name stars like Shaun White (Carlsbad, California), Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, Colorado), Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Chloe Kim (Torrence, California) but what about the mascots? There are plenty of world-famous athletes and familiar faces around Beijing, but one of the breakout stars of this year’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games is the official mascot: a giant fluffy panda named Bing Dwen Dwen.
See below to learn about Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon.
Who are the mascots of the Beijing Winter Games?
The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics is Bing Dwen Dwen: Bing Dwen Dwen, the Olympic mascot, is a panda. In Mandarin, the word “Bing” has several meanings, including ice, and also symbolizes purity and strength. “Dwen Dwen” means robust and lively and also represents children. The mascot wears a full-body shell made out of ice and is said to embody the strength and spirit of Olympic athletes.
The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics is Shuey Rhon Rhon: Shuey Rhon Rhon, the Paralympic mascot, is a Chinese lantern child with a glowing heart who symbolizes warmth, friendship, courage, and perseverance of Paralympic athletes. The Chinese lantern is a cultural symbol representing celebration, harvest, and prosperity. Red is considered the most festive color (and is fitting since the Games will overlap with Chinese New Year celebrations).
How to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:
In addition, to live stream coverage of every event, viewers will also be able to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Click here to sign up.
2022 Winter Olympics Medal Count
Winter Olympics news, live streaming, and TV schedule options
- Watch the Winter Olympics live on Peacock
- Latest Winter Olympics news, results, and more
- Up-to-date Winter Olympics live stream, TV schedule
Note: Times and events are subject to change. Check NBCOlympics.com for the most up-to-date live schedule.
- NBC Sports 2022 Winter Olympic highlights & best moments
- NBC Olympics viewing schedule: Day-by-day guide to the 2022 Winter Games
- Watch 2022 Winter Olympic Highlight Videos
- Watch 2022 Winter Olympic Replays
- Team USA Winter Olympics Roster
- How to watch the Olympics on Peacock and NBC
- Team USA medal winners
See below for more detail on how you can keep up with how to watch the 109 medal events across the following 15 sports:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Freestyle Skiing
- Nordic Combined
- Short Track
- Ski Jumping
- Speed Skating
Additionally, the 2022 Winter Olympics will feature seven new events: Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Aerials, Mixed Team Short Track Relay, and Mixed Team Ski Jumping.