Bing Dwen Dwen NFT price goes on roller-coaster ride

While the craze surrounding Bing Dwen Dwen, the panda-themed mascot of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, is still heating up, scenarios in the digital world are drastically different: the price of the non-fungible token (NFT) involving multiple designs of Bing Dwen Dwen went on a roller-costar ride, rising more than 20 times on the first day and then plummeting, wiping out almost all the gains within a week.Industry insiders said that the dramatic rise and fall, which deviated from the mascot's popularity in reality, underscored the acute issue of a nascent industry full of speculation and too dependent on traffic generated by a specific event or celebrity effect.But as more players swarm in, the market will gradually establish mature mechanisms and trading rules, analysts said, which could help investors reach a consensus on the genuine values of digital pins.The second batch of officially licensed Bing Dwen Dwen legendary NFT boxes hit the market on Saturday (Beijing time). Each box contains one legendary work, the highest-level NFT, and two epic pins at a price of $349. The first issuance of NFTs was on February 11, containing one epic version of Bing Dwen Dwen and two rare models at a price of $99 each.Some investors who participated in both rounds told the Global Times on Monday that market sentiment palpably cooled down in the second issuance, with a handful of legendry NFTs - out of the 200-limited-edition - still in stock despite the closing of the Olympics.The highest sale price to date for legendary NFTs was $1,500, compared with the highest offering of $1,888 for epic NFTs in the first round. Trading volume also dropped drastically, from 56 on the first day, to single-digits over the weekend and zero on Monday, an investor told the Global Times on condition of anonymity.The investor, who grabbed a legendary NFT and two epic NFTs in the second round, said she immediately sold the legendary one due to uncertainty over how long the mania would last and a ...

China shows its rejuvenation path to world via Winter Olympics 14 years after Beijing 2008

By hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China stunned the world with its modernity and prosperity. Another 14 years on, the country, which has already grown into a major global power, dazzled the world again by hosting a truly exceptional Olympic Winter Games. If the summer edition of the Olympics impressed the world with China's booming development, the world, especially the West, witnessed the efficiency of the Chinese mode and system in the working by way of the Winter Olympics, said experts.Just like the 2008 Olympics, this Winter Games will also have served as a milestone in China's road to its great rejuvenation, they said.During the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022, You and Me, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games theme song, was sung again by a group of children, arranged by Zhang Yimou, the director of Winter Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies, to pay tribute to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a platform China used to stun the world with its openness and development 14 years ago.Zhang, also the director of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said during a Monday interview that he was doing his utmost to present the world China's 5,000-year civilization by filling the ceremony with elements of traditional Chinese culture. Yet the Beijing Winter Olympics were concluded in a much more streamlined yet equally impressed way, and won kudos from people across the world.Fireworks illuminate the night sky during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 20, 2022. Photo: XinhuaAfter dozens of years, we are different; there are many changes to me and to my country. We can present the closing ceremony in a streamlined way, and have the world stand together with us. We are more confident, and unhurried, said Zhang.The two Olympics, hosted by China 14 years apart, may find themselves placed within similar circumstances, where the rest of the world was bogged down by an eco...

Post-2000s volunteers make Beijing Winter Olympics

Wearing blue and white uniforms, Beijing 2022 volunteers could be found everywhere, providing professional services and welcoming participants to the Games.Volunteers played an important role in the operation of Olympic sporting events, as well as helping participants from around the world learn about China.Photo taken on Feb. 13, 2022 shows volunteers from Beijing Foreign Studies University ready for work in the press workroom in Capital Indoor Stadium, the main venue for figure skating and short track speed skating. The press workroom serves journalists from all over the world and provides them with a comfortable working environment.(Source: Xinhua)Volunteers from the University of International Business and Economics on duty outside the Language Service Office of Beijing Olympic Village on Feb. 16, 2022.(Source: Xinhua)Photo taken on Feb. 13, 2022 shows volunteers from Beijing Foreign Studies University busy making passes for reporters in the press workroom. Reporters with passes have the access to the interviewing mixed zone.(Source: Xinhua)A volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University uses the intercom to arrange shuttle bus service for journalists on Feb. 2, 2022.(Source: Xinhua)On the press tribune of the main rink in Capital Indoor Stadium, a volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University gets to her post early on Feb. 14, 2022.(Source: Xinhua)In the main rink of Capital Indoor Stadium, a volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University is cleaning and tidying the venue on Feb. 14, 2022. (Source: Xinhua)A volunteer from Beijing Foreign Studies University is displaying the pins she collected after work on Feb. 15, 2022. Exchanging pins is a tradition in Olympic events. (Source: Xinhua)

Commentary: Rediscovering China through the Winter Olympics

Athletes of the Olympic delegation of the People's Republic of China parade during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- As the Beijing Winter Olympics came to an end, the world has an opportunity to rediscover China -- a confident, calm and determined nation that is ready to move forward.In the summer of 2008, Beijing proved to the world that the most populous country in the world could successfully host the Olympic Games.However, 2022 is not 2008: the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is continuing, and there has been resistance from some Western countries seeking to politicize the Winter Olympics. Many asked whether China would be able to run the Winter Olympics well amid multiple challenges at home and abroad. Now China gives the world a resounding answer, based on living facts rather than deliberate eloquence.Some Western countries have always been afraid that China would become superior to them in terms of development, and have repeatedly used the Olympics to play some despicable political games, pointing fingers at China.As the Olympic Charter states that the practice of sport is a human right, the Olympic spirit, which embodies mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity and fair play, should not have been tainted by political manipulation. The Winter Olympics is a competitive platform for athletes, not a stage for politicians to gain political capital. China's attitude of ignoring political noises is simply the best response to it, and it also reflects its firm confidence in its own path.During the Games, the daily number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world was shocking. It was not easy to ensure that athletes from all over the world continue to fully enjoy the competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Under such circumstances, Beijing had achieved zero growth of positive cases during the Games. This is the result of the...

The Netherlands honors medal winners of Winter Olympics team

Ireen Wust, Beijing Winter Olympics gold medalist of women's 1,500m speed skating is interviewed as she landed with the Dutch Winter Olympics team at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 21, 2022. She is the first athlete to win gold medals at five Winter Olympics, starting with the 3,000 m in Turin 2006 when she was 19 years-old. (Photo by Sylvia Lederer/Xinhua)The medal winners of the Dutch Winter Olympics team were honored at the Hilton Hotel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands, Feb. 21, 2022. In total, Dutch athletes won 17 medals - eight gold, five silver and four bronze. (Photo by Sylvia Lederer/Xinhua)Dutch athelte Irene Schouten shows her three gold medals won from the Beijing Winter Olympics as she landed with the Dutch Winter Olympics team at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Feb. 21, 2022. She had the best Dutch results with three gold and one bronze. (Photo by Sylvia Lederer/Xinhua)The medal winners of the Dutch Winter Olympics team were honored at the Hilton Hotel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands, Feb. 21, 2022. In total, Dutch athletes won 17 medals - eight gold, five silver and four bronze. (Photo by Sylvia Lederer/Xinhua)

China achieves best-ever Winter Olympic performance at Beijing 2022

The Olympic delegation of the People's Republic of China parade during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)The Chinese national team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games tallied nine gold medals and a total of 15 medals, marking it China’s best result at a Winter Olympics.China’s short-track speed skating team captured two golds, one silver, and one bronze at Beijing 2022. The team won the country’s first gold medal in the mixed team relay short-track speed skating event during the Games.Sui Wenjing (L)/Han Cong of China celebrate after winning the gold medal in the figure skating pair skating free skating of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Cao Can)On Feb. 19, China won its record ninth gold medal as figure skating world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong triumphed in the pairs competition, becoming the second Chinese pairs skaters to win the Olympic gold since 2010.Gao Tingyu became China’s first-ever male Olympic gold medalist in speed skating when he won the 500m event with an Olympic record time.Snow sports was a comparatively weak point for China in the past, contributing only one of the 13 gold medals between the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, U.S. and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.Xu Mengtao (L) and Gao Tingyu, flag bearers of the Olympic delegation of the People's Republic of China react during the closing ceremony of the 24th Olympic Winter Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)However, the tide turned this time, as China nailed down five gold medals and two silvers in snow sports at Beijing 2022. China’s talented freeskier Gu Ailing, 18, won the women’s freeski big air gold medal, and added a silver medal in slopestyle before wrapping up her Olympic debut with a gold ...

In pics: Winter sports gain steam in NW China's Xinjiang thanks to Beijing 2022 6 Photos

In pics: Winter sports gain steam in NW China's Xinjiang thanks to Beijing 2022

People perform a dragon dance on snow in Karamay, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Feb. 4, 2022. (Photo/ instructor Ma Zhijiang (left) teaches skiing skills to tourists at a ski resort in Altay, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo/ molten iron fireworks show is performed in Bohu county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo/ prepare to go skiing at a ski resort in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo/ Photo shows a ski resort in Karakax county, located on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photo/ practice a rescue drill at a ski resort in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photo/

China sending 96 athletes to Beijing Winter Paralympics

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- China is sending 96 athletes to next month's Paralympic Winter Games, its largest ever participation in the event.This marks China's sixth appearance at the Winter Paralympics. The Chinese delegation includes 68 male and 28 female athletes with an average age of 25.The oldest Paralympian is 45-year-old Alpine skier Zhang Haiyuan, while the youngest is snowboarder Geng Yanhong at 17. 85 of them will make their Paralympic debut at Beijing 2022.The Chinese athletes will be competing in 73 events across all six sports, compared with two sports and six events at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics.The Beijing Winter Paralympics will be held from March 4 to 13.

Australian team at Beijing Winter Olympics praised as country's best

CANBERRA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Team Australia at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games has been praised as the most successful in the country's history.Australian athletes won four medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics - one gold, two silver and one bronze - beating the previous winter games record of three set in 2010, 2014 and 2018.Geoff Lipshut, Australia's Chef de Mission, said the team at the Beijing Winter Olympics was the best he has been associated with.The number of medal opportunities we had at these Games is far beyond anything I have experienced, he said in a recent media release.Before these Games I said if we managed four medals, that would be fantastic because that's unknown territory for an Australian Team. And it is fantastic.In addition to the four medals, Australians achieved a record seven top-five and nine top-six finishes in Beijing.The achievements also included their best ever results in sliding sports of luge, skeleton and bobsleigh, and the first gold in women's moguls.Lipshut said he was pleased that Australians at home had embraced the team, with host broadcaster the Channel Seven's coverage having reached more than 12 million Australians.The digital audience was amazing with 339 million minutes streamed, which is up 273 percent on the PyeongChang Games four years ago, he said, adding that the Australian Olympic Committee's digital channels also reached 39 million people.The athletes really enjoyed these Games. My thanks also go to the team behind the Team who provided the athletes with the best possible high performance environment in our three allotments in Zhangjiakou, Yanqing and Beijing.The attention to detail was immense and our three village environments worked really well across the three weeks of this campaign, said Lipshut.

Citizens enjoy winter sports on Sayram Lake, NW China's Xinjiang

Sayram Lake, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, recently attracted a number of Chinese citizens to have some fun with winter sports.An interesting curling match was held on the lake – with people playing games with homemade curling stones, which were made of ice together with cucumbers, bananas or plastic tubes. Citizens also skated, played ice hockey, and rode snowmobiles on the natural rink formed by Sayram Lake, experiencing the charms of ice and snow sports.We come to the Lake every winter to skate, said Shi Yan, an ice skater. Although we are getting old, our love for skating will never diminish. I found that more people came to Sayram Lake this year to participate in ice and snow activities than in previous years, and more and more people are enjoying winter sports.Riding the wave of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the Sayram Lake resort has created over 50 ice and snow sculptures and organized various ice and snow activities.During the Spring Festival, the scenic spot received some 125,000 tourists in total, with the record-high single-day tourist number reaching 25,000. Visitors from across the country came to the attraction to fully immerse themselves in the joys of winter sports.People play curling on Sayram Lake, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(Photo/People's Daily Online)Citizens skate on the natural rink formed by Sayram Lake, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.(Photo/People's Daily Online)A visitor plays on Sayram Lake, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photo/People's Daily Online)Ice sculptures as seen at the Sayram Lake resort in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Photo/People's Daily Online)

Beijing 2022 Olympic cauldron developed by Chinese tech company using 3D printing techniques

The Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games was extinguished during the Closing Ceremony on the evening of Feb. 20 at China’s National Stadium, also known as the “Bird’s Nest,” in Beijing. The cauldron was produced using 3D printing techniques developed by a Chinese technology company.The Olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Feb 4 2022. This is the main Olympic cauldron at the National Stadium in Beijing. (Photo/Xinhua)While the development of the Olympic cauldron itself was led by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the inner ribbon, the outer ribbon, and the combustion system of the cauldron were produced using 3D printing techniques developed by HIT 3D Additive, a technology company based in east China’s Anhui Province. After the parts were printed, they were then polished and assembled to form the Olympic cauldron, introduced Liu Tong, an executive from the company.The Olympic cauldron burned for a longer period of time and the materials used to make the cauldron through the application of 3D printing techniques required them to have superior properties. To realize this feat, the CASC, the Harbin Institute of Technology, and HIT 3D Additive joined hands to tackle all of the technological obstacles, having tried various types of materials, optimized the inner structure of the cauldron, and systemically verified and improved the printing techniques before eventually developing a hydrogen-fueled flame along with a combustion system for the cauldron.The structure of the cauldron (Photo/HIT 3D Additive)Liu disclosed that the relevant research and development tasks were assigned to them in September 2020, and it took them more than one year to eventually build the Olympic cauldron, which was completed in October 2021. In the end, the cauldron was able to play its part in the holding of a successful Games. He expressed that it was an honor of a lifetime for his co...

Winter Olympics triggers ice and snow sports boom in Sanya

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics continues, the popularity of ice and snow sports in China has gradually increased. In order to allow sports enthusiasts to enjoy the charms of ice and snow sports, the Sanya municipal bureau of tourism, culture, radio, television, and sports introduced and promoted land curling and table curling as alternatives to ice curling, winning the love of many people.On Feb 15, a land curling promotion match was held at the Sanya International Sports Industrial Park, Hainan province.Land curling is derived from the Winter Olympics' curling event. Land curling is not affected by factors such as region, conditions, and weather. Based on this advantage, it can be promoted in warmer regions like Hainan.In the national fitness sports activities launched in December 2021, Sanya introduced the table curling project for the first time, which became very popular among the public.Sanya's citizens play a game of table curling. [Photo/Hainan Daily]According to Wang Kun, head of promotion of the land curling project in Hainan province, the tracks of land curling and table curling are made of special materials to simulate the sliding surface effect of real ice to the greatest extent. The rules are similar to curling. Players win by pushing out the curling pucks and using skills to make their pucks closer to the center of the target area.Wang mentioned that Sanya will carry out training courses for referees and coaches to promote the projects. At the same time, invitational and open competitions will be held later this year. They will find suitable venues in the city and provide a high-quality platform and environment for all sports

In Asia, winter sports come in from the cold

Beijing Games inspire people to take to the snow and ice in tourism boostChina's successful hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics will spur growth in winter sports and related tourism industries in the Asia-Pacific region, experts said.Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and ice skating are something of a novelty in most of Asia, where many countries have a tropical climate. However, that situation could change as people are evincing more interest due to the Beijing Games and the international media coverage that has accompanied them. The event wrapped up on Sunday.As borders gradually reopen, experts believe there will be greater demand for winter tourism, with more people aware now that in Asian countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and Pakistan, one can enjoy ice and snow during the cold months.Fayik Abdi, an Alpine skier and the first Saudi Arabian and Gulf athlete to participate in the Winter Olympics, said it would be great to see more countries in Asia participate and compete in winter sports.Fayik said he was impressed with the National Alpine Skiing Center in the Yanqing district of Beijing, where skiing took place in the Games.I think that China really has potential to breed really strong skiers and I was really impressed with the venue. I thought it was really well done and fitting to what we need, he said.Fayik said ski centers are being built in his country to encourage more Saudis to take up the sport.I think it will definitely be a success since people are willing to try new activities and sports, he said.In Saudi Arabia, the Majid Al-Futtaim retail and hospitality conglomerate is developing the Mall of Saudi, which will feature the world's largest indoor ski slope and snow dome, the Riyadh-based newspaper Arab News has reported.Loron Orris, co-founder of Asia Sports Tech, a Hong Kong-based consultancy engaged in sports and technology, said the development of a winter sports ecosystem in the Chinese mainland will influence other co...

Support staff work hard to guarantee spectacular competitions at Big Air Shougang

As the only snow sports venue for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games located in downtown Beijing, Big Air Shougang has witnessed four gold medals won by athletes during the Games, including one bagged by China’s Gu Ailing and another by Su Yiming.Other than the spectacular competitions caught on camera one can also appreciate the many efforts taken by the venue’s support personnel behind the scenes.①Staff members clean ski tracks at the Genting Snow Park in the Zhangjiakou competition zone of Beijing 2022 on Feb. 17, 2022. (People’s Daily/Jiang Yushi)②Photo shows medical workers atNational Ski Jumping Center ready to provide medical assistance for athletes, on Feb. 17, 2022. (People’s Daily/Yi Xiao)③Children experience balance bikes at an international ski resort in northeastChina's Jilin Province. (Photo/Xinhua)There have been more than 1,100 support staff members working inside the venue, including employees of Shougang Group, staff members of the government of Beijing’s Shijingshan district, where the venue is located, and volunteers, explained Song Shiyuan, the director of Big Air Shougang, who added that it is the concerted efforts taken by these people that has guaranteed smooth runs during the competitions.On Feb. 15, China’s teenage snowboard sensation Su won the men’s big air at Big Air Shougang. The 164-meter-long track, along which the athletes compete, demonstrates the wisdom and painstaking efforts taken by the snow-making team at the venue.“We worked day and night for dozens of days to prepare the snow in the hope of hosting excellent competitions during the Games,” said Han Dong, a manager of the operation team at Big Air Shougang.During the days when they were preparing snow, Han kept looking at the temperature sensor to wait for the best temperature conditions to show up before kickstarting the snowmaking.“When the temperature dropped to minus 2 degrees Celsius or below, we immediately started the machine for s...

Beijing 2022 closes with great fanfare

Representatives of volunteers for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are given souvenirs on Sunday in thanks for their service during the Games' closing ceremony at the National Stadium in Beijing. JU HUANZONG/XINHUAChina hailed for hosting safe, outstanding Winter Olympics that show 'unifying power' of sportsWith the Olympic flame extinguished following a farewell party, Beijing capped the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to resounding global acclaim on Sunday for bringing the world together through the power of sports at a challenging time.As the first major international sporting event held on schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter Games concluded in a memorable way after International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared its closing, witnessed by President Xi Jinping at the iconic National Stadium in Beijing on Sunday night.Chinese skier Kong Fanying prepares to participate in the alpine skiing women's slalom event at the National Alpine Skiing Center in Beijing, on Feb 9. CHEN YICHEN/XINHUAThe closing ceremony, which featured artistic performances and athlete parades, brought the curtain down on an extensive display of thrilling sports action, friendship and mutual respect among 2,877 athletes from 91 national and regional Olympic committees at safe and well-organized Games, despite unprecedented challenges amid the pandemic.During 19 days of outstanding performances on the ice and snow, 17 Olympic records, including two world records, were broken, while gold medals were awarded in a record number of 109 events at the most gender-balanced Winter Games to date, where 45 percent of athletes were female.Fireworks light up the stadium during the closing ceremony, which featured artistic performances and athlete parades. Beijing has made history as the first city ever to host both summer and winter editions of the Olympics. LI HE/XINHUAHighlighted by breakthroughs in snow sports, the host delegation bagged a national record haul of 15 medals,...

Young artist creates animated video of pandas integrating winter sports with traditional Chinese paintings

You Yi, an animation artist in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, made an animated video that integrated pandas playing winter sports together with some masterpieces of traditional Chinese paintings, in the hope of cheering on athletes at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.A snapshot of the video made by You Yi features a panda snowboarding in combination with the features of the famous Chinese painting named “A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains.”(Photo provided by the interviewee)In her video, a panda designed in the style of a Chinese ink wash painting snowboards around mountainous areas, with the design inspired by a painting called “A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains.” Painted during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the masterpiece that reveals a blue-green landscape is stunning for its sweeping scale, rich coloration, and all of its expressive minute details. Moreover, some pandas portrayed as skeleton athletes can be seen in the animation sliding down the Great Wall, while still others try out short-track speed skating, figure skating and curling in a snow-covered forest and on a frozen lake. The designs that You used were all based on a variety of gems found in traditional Chinese painting. In the end, the bold trial was well-received by Chinese net users who watched the video online.You, who was born in 1998, said that her inspiration came from an animated video made by a French television company for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games featuring a combination of the Japanese art of Ukiyoe woodblock prints and themes from the Olympic Games. “I was touched by the harmony of the two types of elements and hoped to bring traditional Chinese paintings, China’s national treasure of the panda and winter sports together,” she said.A snapshot of the video made by You Yi shows a panda sliding down the Great Wall.(Photo provided by the interviewee)You made the video all by herself, including its conception, sketching, and editing. “Before I started, I looked into...

Beijing 2022 impression: opening ceremony, games and Bing Dwen Dwen

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics draws to a close, we interviewed 10 foreign teachers and students on campus in Beijing. Several of them performed in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Let's listen to their feelings about the whole experience.

Collection of amazing experiences with Beijing 2022

Living in excellent rooms, enjoying a beauty salon and taking the Olympic bullet train… Foreign athletes and journalists shared their amazing experiences with the village, facilities and venues during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on social media.

Su Yiming: Olympic medals are the best birthday presents

Chinese snowboarding sensation Su Yiming, who turned 18 on Friday, took an exclusive interview from China Daily on Thursday. Su, who won China's first Olympic gold in the sport, said Olympic medals were the best gifts a person could get, as he celebrated his 18th birthday.He added he hopes his story could inspire more young people to embrace winter sports and face challenges in their lives.The 18-year-old become a national sensation as he pocketed two medals, including a silver in slopestyle, at the Beijing Winter Olympics.Find out what Su said about his Olympic story here.

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