President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on Friday at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the official media of Turkmenistan reports.
In the afternoon the President of Turkmenistan proceeded to the Beijing National Stadium. This multifunctional complex also known as the Bird's Nest has been chosen as the venue for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games.
The mascot of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is a cheerful and friendly panda Bing Dwen Dwen. The mascot is dressed in a suit of magic ice, reminiscent of a spacesuit, which implies that the Winter Olympics embraces new technologies and create possibilities.
The official emblem of the 2022 Winter Olympics was named "Winter Dream". The emblem is a stylized rendition of the Chinese character for winter (冬). The emblem combines elements of traditional and modern culture of China, symbolic colors and expresses love for winter sports.
The official slogan of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is "Together for a Shared Future".
The opening date of the Olympics coincides with the Chinese New Year according to the lunar calendar, marking the beginning of spring, which was reflected in the festive atmosphere.
Athletes from different continents of the planet will compete for 109 sets of medals (327 medals in total). The program of Olympics includes competitions in 15 sports.