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England, Switzerland qualify for 2022 World Cup******
PARIS, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- England and Switzerland became the latest teams to qualify for the 2022 World Cup on Monday.。
Following are the teams which have qualified so far for the 32-team World Cup in Qatar from November 18-December 18, 2022:。
Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland。
Basque derby draw cuts Real Sociedad's lead, Atletico return to form in LaLiga******
MADRID, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Real Sociedad's lead at the top of LaLiga was reduced to one point after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to local rivals Athletic Club Bilbao in Sunday's Basque derby.。
An intense game between two evenly matched sides looked to be going Real Sociedad's way when Alexander Isak scored a 58th minute penalty after a foul on Mikel Merino.。
Athletic were reduced to 10 men in the 80th minute when defender Inigo Martinez was harshly sent off, but Iker Muniain saved a point with a free kick in injury time, which Real Sociedad keeper Alex Remiro should have done better with.。
Atletico Madrid returned to form after recent disappointing displays with a 3-0 win over Betis, who had started the weekend level on points at the top of the table.。
Yannick Carrasco's magnificent opening goal put Atletico ahead in the 26th minute, with an own goal from German Pezzella in the 63rd minute doubling their lead after he deflected Antoine Griezmann's cross into his own net.。
Joao Tomas rounded off another excellent display with Atletico's third goal with 10 minutes to play.。
On Saturday Sergi Barjuan's debut as FC Barcelona's caretaker coach ended in disappointment as his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Alaves.。
Memphis Depay put Barca ahead early in the second half with a curling shot, but Luis Rioja's quick reply meant a point each as Barca dominated but struggled to break down an organized visiting defense.。
Although Barca showed more aggression in attack than recent matches, the display was little better than those under the sacked former coach, Ronald Koeman while injuries to Kun Aguero, who was taken to hospital after suffering an irregular heartbeat, and Gerard Pique will further complicate Sergi's task.。
Two goals from Vinicius Jr helped Real Madrid to an unconvincing 2-1 win in Elche in which the Brazilian striker and Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtpis were the standout performers.。
Vinicius put Real Madrid in the 22nd minute and the game swung even more Madrid's way when Elche midfielder Raul Guti was sent off with half an hour left to play, before Vinicius looked to have sealed the win.。
A bad mistake from Casemiro allowed Pere Milla to pull a goal back for Elche in the 86th minute to give some emotion to the final moments of the game.。
Sevilla remain level on points with Real Madrid after their 2-0 home win against Osasuna in a wet Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, with goals from Diego Carlos and Lucas Ocampos ending Osasuna's unbeaten away record.。
Valencia ended a seven-game run without a win thanks to goals Hugo Guillamon's 43rd minute goal and Carlos Soler's 77th minute penalty.。
Villarreal controled the ball, but only had one shot on target all game as defense errors cost them dear.。
Alvaro Negredo's 93rd minute penalty saved a point for Cadiz at home to Mallorca, who had taken a first half lead through Iddrisu Baba and looked comfortable until Alexander Sedlar was sent off with just three minutes left to play.。
There was controversy in the game when Cadiz defender Iza was sent off for a terrible challenge on Mallorca's Dani Rodriguez, but the referee overturned his decision for a previous foul in Cadiz's favor with Mallorca coach Luis Garcia subsequently sent off for his protests.。
Finally, Getafe claimed their first win of the season thanks to two goals from striker Enes Unal gave them a 2-1 win at home to Espanyol. The Turkish striker scored in the 30th and 55th minutes while Sergi Gomez scored for Espanyol in a bad-tempered match which ended with 11 yellow cards.。
There are two games on Monday with Rayo Vallecano entertaining Celta Vigo, while Levante play at home to Granada. Enditem。
本报讯 (记者 刘宁)北京冬奥会正在如火如荼进行中，拥有“天才少女”“美女学霸”等光环加身的滑雪运动员谷爱凌，连日来“引爆”社交网络吸粉无数。滑雪运动于是成为大众视线中的焦点。随之而来的，还有冰雪产业相关企业的发展。出乎不少“老陕”意料的是，西安市现有冰雪相关企业总量，在全国城市排行中位列第七名，甚至比素有“雪国江城”之称的吉林市还高出一个位次。
Beijing 2022 Olympic medals design unveiled with 100 days to go (updated)******
BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Beijing 2022 unveiled the design of the medals for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday, exactly 100 days before the Games begins.
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, joined Olympic champions Yang Yang and Zhang Yufei in unveiling the Olympic medals at a ceremony in Beijing.
Named "Tongxin", meaning "Together as one", the medals feature five concentric rings embodying the traditional Chinese philosophy of harmony between heaven, earth and human beings. The rings also symbolize the Olympic rings, carved in the inner circle, and the Olympic spirit uniting the world through sport.
The surrounding grooved rings are engraved with the Games' official title, "XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022," along with cloud and snowflake patterns, with the outer ring free of decoration.
The reverse side has the Beijing 2022 emblem at its heart, with the official name of the Games carved in Chinese below. The surrounding rings mimic star trails, with 24 dots representing the 24th edition of the Olympic Winter Games. The general picture, which resembles a celestial map, carries the wish that athletes achieve excellence and shine like stars at the Games.
The 2022 Paralympic medals, which were unveiled by Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, Paralympic champions Hou Bin and Rong Jing, share similar concentric-ring designs as the Olympic medals, but with the Paralympic logo in the center and "Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games" engraved below. The words gold, silver or bronze are also inscribed in braille for the respective medals.
The emblem of the Paralympic Winter Games and 13 dots, referring to the 13th edition of the Paralympics, feature on the reverse side.
"The medals' design is an ode to the Olympic spirit that represents the top honor for athletes. Unveiling the design at the 100-day countdown, Beijing is voicing its readiness to welcome the world's best winter sports athletes to reach for the stars at the Olympic Winter Games," said Gao Tian, vice director of BOCOG's culture and ceremonies department.
The medal design was inspired from a piece of Chinese jadeware called "Bi", a double jade disc with a circular hole in the center. Just as jade is thought of as an auspicious and invaluable ornament in traditional Chinese culture, the medal is a testimony of honor and unceasing efforts by the athletes.
It is also a tribute to the medal design of the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, as explained by chief designer Hang Hai, who was also part of the team behind the unique 2008 Olympics medal design 13 years ago.
"The medal carries on the concept of jade from the 2008 Games, which underlines Beijing as the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics. At the same time, concentric circles have an air of togetherness, which signifies people around the world gathering to enjoy the happiness brought about by the Olympic Games with understanding between each other," said Hang.
"When athletes hold the medals in their hands, they will first touch the details of Chinese culture. Then if they look closely, they will see the cloud and snowflake patterns on the obverse side, and the celestial ones on the reverse side," Hang noted.
The medals will be attached to a silk ribbon, woven with snowflake patterns, and decorated with the Olympic rings and the name and the core graphics of the Games. Its red color is the most representative one for the Chinese New Year, as the Games will open on the fourth day of the traditional holiday.
The medal box features blue lacquer and uses bamboo as the main material. It captures a combination of Chinese style and sustainability as lacquerware were ritual objects during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-220 AD) and bamboo, a highly sustainable plant, embodies nobility and integrity in Chinese culture.
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 4 to 20, followed by the Paralympic Games. Enditem