The Beijing Olympics have a mascot

Beijing 2022 has released its mascot — an adorable panda.

  • Named Bing Dwen Dwen, the roly poly critter has “a suit of ice, a heart of gold and a love of all things winter sports,” according to the Olympic committee.
  • “This panda is ready to share the true spirit of the Olympics with the whole world,” the committee added.
  • Host cities and their organizing committee typically release their own mascots and logo designs (which, in this case, is pictured on Bing’s suit).
  • The mascot and logo, meanwhile, are separate from the looks most networks create for their coverage of the games, however, though the mascot does sometimes make appearances on air.
  • In the past, mascots have ranged from the cute to bizarre — and Beijing seems to have gone the safer route of picking something that’s pretty hard to hate.

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