How much do foreign athletes like “Bing Dwen Dwen”?

2022-06-11 0 By

With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, foreign athletes who have arrived in China have taken to social media platforms to show what they have seen and heard in the winter Olympic village.Among them, the Winter Olympics mascot – “Bing Dwen Dwen” has become the highest rate of “big star” in their lens, by a large number of foreign athletes and foreign journalists in pursuit.Czech figure skater Natalie Taschllova recently posted a VLOG about the Beijing Winter Olympics village, showing all the gifts and souvenirs she received during her stay in the village — a backpack with the Beijing Winter Olympics logo, a red-wrapped Chinese New Year gift bag, and her favorite doll, Bing Dwen Dwen.”I’ve been waiting for this little fellow!””I almost cried,” the delighted Natalie told the Global Times.She told reporters that she and her teammates had discussed buying key rings and pillows printed with bing Dwen Dwen because they were so cute.Czech figure skater Natalie Taschlerova posted a video of herself sharing the same photo with Bingdwen. Also excited to see Bingdwen was Finnish women’s ice hockey player Petra Nieminen.She posted a short video of the “Bing Dwen Dwen” pillow on social media to show her followers how the “Bing Dwen Dwen” pillow provided by the Beijing Winter Olympics Village can transform into a blanket in one second.Brazilian steel bobsled racer Nicole Silveira is also a big fan of Bingdwen Dwen.In an interview, she sent the Global Times a number of photos of herself in the village, many of which showed her holding hands with bing Dwen Dwen’s statue, taking a selfie with bing Dwen Dwen’s pillow, and bing Dwen Dwen posing with the Brazilian flag.Bing Dwen Dwen is indeed the star of the Olympic Village and is loved by many athletes “because he is so cute”, Silveira told the Global Times.One of Brazilian bobsleigh racer Nicole Silveira’s favorite things to do is to go around taking pictures with Bing Dwen Dwen and the athlete plans to share Bing Dwen Dwen with her family and loved ones.Swiss skier Nicholas Huber told the Global Times that he was taking the doll back to Switzerland to give it to his grandmother.”Who doesn’t love pandas?They are so cute, “said Huber, who has competed in China before but has yet to see the pandas in person.” The next time I come to China, I will definitely see them!”Not only athletes but also foreign journalists have been “fanned” by “Bing Dwen Dwen”.Recently, two videos of Japanese journalists buying a large number of “Bing Dwen Dwen” badges and escorting the “Bing Dwen Dwen” dolls to their dressing rooms went viral on social media.The Japanese TV reporter, Yoshido Tsujioka, said he had brought only one coat to cover the Winter Olympics, but instead had to display a variety of “Bing Dwen Dwen” badges in front of the cameras during his daily broadcasts. The reporter actually bought another piece of clothing — a “Bing Dwen Dwen” T-shirt.According to public media materials of Japanese TV reporter Yoshido Tsujiura, who loves “Bing Dwen Dwen”, the idea of “Bing Dwen Dwen” originated from the design team of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.The image of their first shortlisted work was not the panda we see now, but the ice-sugar gourd.In the end, the design team retained the “ice shell” of tanghulu and decided on the image of “panda wrapped in ice shell”.One interesting detail worth mentioning is that in the animated film “Our Winter Olympics”, the mascots “Bing Dwen Dwen” and “Xue Rong Rong” appear several times, but they do not speak, but make squeaky sounds.Why on earth?It turns out that, according to international Olympic Committee rules, mascots are not allowed to be gender-specific.It is easy to identify the genders once they speak, so the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee signed an agreement with the producers stipulating that “bing Dwen Dwen and Xue Rong Rong should not speak and be gender-neutral when using the characters.”Countless winter Olympics mascot “Bing Dwen Dwen” Global Times – Huanqiu Global Reporters Group