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


The slogan for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, "Together for a shared future", is unveiled on a giant screen at a ceremony in Beijing, China September 17, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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 Feb. 4-20, with Beijing set to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

The story refiles to change reporting credit, adds Beijing dateline, no change to text.

(Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard, writing by Dhruv Munjal; Editing by Toby Davis)

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