The slogan for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is,
“ Tong yi ge shi jie tong yi ge meng xiang” means “One world, one dream.” The slogan reflects the universal values which are
unity, friendship, progress, harmony, participation, and dream.
团结 友谊 进步 和谐 参与 梦想
The slogan also expresses the many wishes that all people share all over the world, one of them being to continue to strive for a bright future of Mankind. It expresses the high ideal of the Beijing people as well as the other Chinese people to help create a better world “hand in hand” with the people from the rest of the world. This slogan is simple and easy to remember, yet it is meaningful and inspiring.
A motto is a sentence, phrase, or word expressing the spirit or purpose of a person, organization, or city. The Olympic Motto is in Latin. Citius, Altius, Fortius. It is translated as “Swifter, Higher, Stronger,” encouraging the Olympiads to work their hardest and to do their best.
The five mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. They represent the 5 Olympic rings.
When their names are put together, the phrase
“ Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni” is formed, which means “Beijing welcomes you.”
Each mascot represents an animal: Beibei is the fish( 鱼 ), Jingjing is the panda( 熊猫 ), Yingying is the Tibetian Antelope ( 羚羊 ) , and Nini is the swallow( 燕子 ), Huanhuan represents the Olympic torch( 火炬 ).
The mascots also represent the landscapes of China: water( 水 ), forest( 木 ), fire( 火 ), Earth( 土 ), and sky( 天 ).
奥运会体育图标 Chinese Characters or Drawings? 是汉字还是图画 ? 篆书之美
The Beijing committee of the Olympics needed a way for all of the international guests to have a way to recognize the events, while still having the pictures relate to Chinese culture
The committee decided on using images derived from ancient “bronze” characters, and tweaking them to resemble more modern stick figures, bringing together the old and new that China has to offer
Can you Guess the sports by looking at the pictograms and characters? 你能猜出这些图标代表什么运动 ?