Beijing 2022 Games: 'Together for a Shared Future' unveiled as motto

The motto for next year's Winter Olympics was chosen after a lengthy process that included a total of 79 different proposals.

Participants cheer as the motto for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics is revealed at a launch ceremony in Beijing on Friday.   -  AP

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unveiled its official motto, "Together for a Shared Future", during a ceremony at the city's Capital Museum on Friday.

Chen Ning, director general of Beijing 2022's Culture and Ceremonies Department, said that the slogan was a commitment towards overcoming global challenges as a community with a shared future for mankind.

The motto was chosen after a lengthy process that included a total of 79 different proposals.

 

"This motto embodies the Olympic spirit, the Chinese way of revealing the Olympic spirit. That's because 'together' embodies a type of unity, cohesion and way of overcoming difficulties," said Chen.

Earlier, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said that the Games would -- like Tokyo 2020 -- require strict COVID-19 restrictions, with Chen adding that organisers were yet to decide if spectators would be allowed.

The Games will be held from February 4-20, with Beijing set to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

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