From the first Olympic Games of the modern age, held in 1896, to today,s XXIV Games of the Winter Olympics, this sporting event is the largest international sports competition of our era. Under the motto Citius, altius, fortius – faster, higher, stronger, athletes from all over the planet are competing for victories and the shiniest medals in their disciplines. Citius, altius, fortius – брже, више, јаче, спортисти целе планете боре се за победе и најсјајнија одличја у својим дисциплинама.
The modern Winter Olympics have been held since 1924, when the French town of Chamonix hosted the Winter Sports Week under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. This event, later renamed the first Winter Olympic Games, was a great success and attracted great interest of the audience.
The XXIV Winter Olympic Games will be held from February 4 to 20, 2022 in Beijing, the capital of China. Beijing is the first city in the history of the Olympic movement to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, and was chosen to host the Winter Olympics at the IOC session on July 31, 2015. This will be the third edition of the Olympic Games in a row in Asia, after PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020.
The Winter Olympic Games in Beijing are also the first Winter Games to be held in the conditions of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, and, as a result, they will be held in specific conditions and without the presence of foreign spectators in the stands. Holding these Games, however, will be a clear signal that life is stronger than all adversity.
The mascot of the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a panda made entirely of ice called “Bing Dwen Dwen”. “Bing” in the Mandarin dialect of Chinese has multiple meanings, but is most often related to ice, while “Dwen Dwen” means robust and lively, but also means children.
The Serbian team will be composed of the best athletes currently coming from the group of winter sports, who will compete primarily in ski disciplines.
Expert collaboration: Olympic Committee of Serbia.
Уметничка реализација издања: Надежда Скочајић, академски графич