Sports of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics
The 2022 Winter Paralympics (Chinese: 第十三届冬季残疾人奥林匹克运动会), officially known as the XIII Paralympic Winter Games, is an international winter multi-sport event for disabled athletes that is scheduled to take place in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 4 to 13 March 2022.
Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Paralympics. These games will be the first Winter Paralympics held in China.
78 Events in 6 sports will be held during the 2020 Summer Paralympics.Snow sports are divided into two disciplines: snow sports (alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and snowboarding). Ice sports will continue to be the two team sports in the program: para ice hockey and the wheelchair curling and will continue to be a mixed events. In this same announcement, the IPC announced that the woman´s parasnowboarding program was provisionally organized and that it was being revised, respecting technical decisions that were taking place at that time. With that, some events could be removed from the program. During a meeting of the entity’s Executive Board held at the end of June 2019 in Rome, Italy, the decision was ratified that of the 6 events proposed for women in parasnowboarding, only 2 could be held for presenting the required technical standards ( with this decision, two events that were disputed in 2018 were also excluded, while 2 proposals were rejected) .
- Alpine skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Ice sledge hockey
- Wheelchair curling
- Olympic Green venues
- Beijing National Aquatics Center – curling
- Beijing National Indoor Stadium – ice sledge hockey
- Beijing National Stadium – opening and closing ceremonies
- Beijing Paralympic Village
- China National Convention Center – MPC/IBC
- Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field – alpine skiing
- Yanqing MMC: Media Center
- Yanqing Paralympic Village
- Kuyangshu Biathlon Field – cross-country skiing
- Hualindong Ski Resort – biathlon
- Genting Hotel – Media Center
- Taiwu Ski Resort – snowboarding
- Zhangjiakou Paralympic Village
The opening ceremony will be held on 4 March 2022. It will feat segments with culture of China, the parade of nations and the lighting of the Paralympic flame.
The closing ceremony will be held on 13 March 2022. The ceremony will include culture of China, the city will handover the Paralympic flag from Beijing to the host cities of the 2026 Games: Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy and the extinguishing of the Paralympic flame.
The official emblem “Flying High” (飞得很高) was unveiled on 15 December 2017 at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. It is an inspiration of a skater and skier with a ribbon motif and the Chinese character “飞” (fēi, means fly), with the Paralympic colors and the Chinese flag colors. The emblem was designed by Lin Cunzhen who also created the Olympic emblem and the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics logo.
The mascot “Shuey Rhon Rhon” (Chinese: 雪容融; pinyin: Xuě Róng Róng) was unveiled on 17 September 2019 at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena and was designed by Jiang Yufan. The mascot is designed with lanterns as the prototype. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light. The wishful shape at the top symbolizes auspicious happiness; the continuous pattern of the dove of peace and the Temple of Heaven symbolizes the peaceful friendship and highlights the characteristics of the place where the place is held; the decorative pattern incorporates the traditional Chinese paper-cut art; the snow on the face represents the meaning of “a fall of seasonable snow gives promise of a fruitful year” (Chinese: 瑞雪兆丰年; pinyin: Ruìxuě zhào fēngnián). It also reflects the anthropomorphic design and highlights the mascot’s cuteness.