Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Medals
The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Medals’ design not only reflects the culture and spirit of the host country China, but also encapsulates the innovative ideas and inspiring creativity of the artists.
Based on the principle that the two Winter Games are equally wonderful, the medals of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are inspired by the same concept and use the same design.
The centre of the front of the Winter Paralympic Medals is engraved with the logo of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and surrounded by the words 'Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games' in English in engraved letters and Braille beads.
The emblem of Beijing 2022 is engraved in the centre on the back of the medals, and the full Chinese name for the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games is engraved around it. The rings are engraved with 13 points and arcs. The name of the medal event will be engraved on the outermost ring on the back of the medal.
The Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games medal ribbon and medal box also follow the design of the Olympic Winter Games ribbon and box.
The medal ribbon is woven utilising the traditional mulberry silk method. The ice and snow pattern is printed with the emblem of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, the visual identity of the Games, the words 'Beijing 2022' and other elements. The red ribbon reflects the cultural characteristics of the Chinese Spring Festival and extends the festival’s warm wishes to the athletes.
The medal box is made of lacquer and bamboo, highlighting the characteristics of Chinese culture and following the "Green" Games sustainability initiative.