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What You Need to Know about the 2022 Winter Olympics

Tags: 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing, China, Olympics, winter.
Posted on 04 February 2022 by "T".

The 2022 Winter Olympics is scheduled on February 4 to 20. Let's take a quick look at the location, the mascot, venues, new events, schedule and how to watch the Games.

Host City
In July 2015, at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Olympics officials have elected Beijing as host city for the year 2022.

The 2022 Winter Olympics shall be the first Winter Olympics in China, the second overall Olympics in China, and the last of three consecutive Olympics in East Asia (after the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan).

As its second Olympics Games to host, Beijing shall be the first city to have ever hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics: 4 existing indoor locations originally constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics will be used, while the Beijing National Stadium will once again host the opening and closing ceremonies. Beijing is the biggest city to host the Winter Olympics.

The Beijing 2022 Olympics is the 24th Winter Olympics. The first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

Time Differences and How to Watch the Games
China is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, and 16 hours ahead of the Pacific Time Zone, so just like the Tokyo Games, the audience will have access to unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony.

For USA viewers, NBC shall broadcast the games online and on TV. NBCUniversal will present a Winter Olympic record of 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app. Live coverage starts at 6:30am ET on NBC and Peacock.

In the UK, fans can watch the Games on BBC TV and other digital platforms.

Schedule
Competition for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games begins with early rounds of curling on February 2 Wednesday. The Opening Ceremony shall then be on February 4 Friday. The Closing Ceremony is scheduled on February 20 Sunday.

According to the Games' website, the men's ice hockey final, the 4-man bobsleigh, the women's cross-country skiing and curling events are set on the last day of competition.

You can read more about the schedule here.

Sports - Are There New Events this Year?

There will be 109 events across 15 disciplines in seven winter sports.

  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Nordic combined
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed skating

For 2022, the International Olympic Committee has added seven new Winter Olympic events.

  • Women's monobob
  • Freestyle skiing big air (men's and women's)
  • Mixed team events in short track speed skating team relay
  • Ski jumping
  • Freestyle skiing aerials
  • Snowboard cross

These sports are organized into three Categories:

1. Ice sports

  • Bobsled - women's monobob, two-man, two woman, four-man
  • Luge - men's singles, women's singles, mixed doubles, mixed team relay
  • Skeleton - men's, women's
  • Ice hockey - men's, women's
  • Figure skating - men's singles, women's singles, pairs, team, ice dancing
  • Speed skating 
  • Short track speed skating - 500m, 1000m, 1500m and relays
  • Curling - men's, women's, mixed doubles

2. Alpine, skiing and snowboarding events

  • Alpine skiing - downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, super combined, mixed team
  • Freestyle skiing - aerials, moguls, ski cross, ski halfpipe, ski slopestyle
  • Snowboarding - parallel giant slalom, halfpipe, snowboard cross, big air, slopestyle

3. Nordic events

  • Biathlon - individual, sprint, pursuit, mass start, relay events
  • Cross-country skiing - individual sprint, team sprint, freestyle, pursuit, classical, relays
  • Ski jumping
  • Nordic combined 

Overall, athletes shall compete in 7 sports (biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and skiing), with 15 various disciplines across all sports.

The Medals
Athletes participating in the games are vying to win and take home at least one of the 109 medals up for grabs.

The design for the bronze, silver and gold medals was inspired by traditional Chinese astronomy and astrology, since the games will be held coinciding with the Chinese New Year celebration.

According to the official website, the Beijing 2022 medals - named "Tong Xin" which means "together as one" - are comprised of five rings and a center. The design was based on Chinese ancient jade circle pendants, while the five rings, of course, represent the Olympic spirit to bring people together and the splendor of the Olympic Winter Games being shared worldwide.

A total of 2,871 athletes (1,581 men and 1,290 women) from 91 nations will compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The Mascots
The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics is Bing Dwen Dwen, a giant panda. Wearing a suit of ice, a heart of gold and a love of winter sports, the panda is ready to share the true spirit of the Olympics with the whole world.

The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics is Shuey Rhon Rhon, an anthropomorphic Chinese lantern. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light. Its wishful shape at the top symbolizes auspicious happiness.


Olympics Hosts in the Future

  • Summer Olympics 2024 - Paris, France
  • Winter Olympics 2026 - Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • Summer Olympics 2028 - Los Angeles, USA
  • Winter Olympics 2030 - TBD
  • Summer Olympics 2032 - Brisbane, Australia

Source: https://olympics.com/en/beijing-2022/

 


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 ligador3706/02/2022 20:04:21 GMT
In my case, and in my country, it is not an Olympics that is looked at much. There is not so much hype about it, but of course they are great sports. There are countries and fans that I imagine must count the days for these games to arrive.
They will not have the same spectators as the other Olympics, but they deserve their place and respect
 dule-vu06/02/2022 21:28:39 GMT
Not many people like it to watch!
 geseco1207/02/2022 02:33:59 GMT
There are people who like to watch the olympic games, they are very entertained, but there are others who do not, we must respect the decision of each person, but what we can rescue from this is that they promote healthy sports for everyone.
 dule-vu07/02/2022 02:34:25 GMT
Some sports are interesting!its good to have olympics,no matter what sports they have!
 eloy208/02/2022 01:30:58 GMT
What good information about the 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled from February 4 to 20, it will be a very big event but what we can rescue from this is that sport is promoted for all.
 CALICUL08/02/2022 01:38:13 GMT
it is nice to be informed because in case of sports bets you will have to take some lessons as a surplus of safety. However, it will be a satisfaction for many people, and they will follow and bet according to each individual. Enjoy watching the Olympics, mobsters
 ligador3708/02/2022 02:51:51 GMT
As I said, they are not as attractive sports as the other Olympic games. At least globally.
I think the Nordic countries are more interested in such games, especially in Europe.
Even so, they are games capable of attracting many people, otherwise I don't know if they would be given so much importance. I do not know the different sports that are involved in these games.
 dule-vu08/02/2022 02:52:06 GMT
Now I must answer you here!
He cory big post fast after some member,old post or anything,to collect 10 points and then he write new one to change it!that he do for monts!he dont know english and cant write so fast normal post before me!
Winter olypics are great for those who love this sports!
 geseco1208/02/2022 04:51:09 GMT
I particularly like to watch this type of events such as the Olympic Games, you see a lot of talent between countries, athletes wait many years to participate and win the gold medal, that is why their talent should be valued.
 dule-vu08/02/2022 06:07:59 GMT
Ski jumps,hockey,sports like this I can watch,others not much!
 eloy217/02/2022 01:40:52 GMT
What good news I really like these types of events like the Olympic Games, you can see a lot of talent, that's why this event is very big, but what we can rescue from this is that sport is promoted for everyone.
 dule-vu17/02/2022 01:41:10 GMT
We have some great hockey games!
 antonis32118/02/2022 13:53:36 GMT
Hockey I also like , if there is a winter sport ai might sit and watch till the end , that would be at hockey match , all other winter sports are not so cool , of course skiing also for me is sth good , although I have never tried on real life .
 dule-vu18/02/2022 13:53:53 GMT
maybe only sport that you can watch for longer time,other winters sports are for one day just!
 Rogerio1020/02/2022 14:44:02 GMT
Olympics are now over. I am very proud for our Slovenian teams in ski jumping and all the individuals that get medals.We take 7 medals that is 2nd best in all time winter olympics. Most of them was from ski jumping and snowboards and skiing. Overall it was great games for me.
 CALICUL20/02/2022 15:02:12 GMT
congratulations for the medals who won by athletes from your country Big Smile
 eloy223/02/2022 03:41:10 GMT
I eloy2 like to see these types of events such as the Olympic Games, you can see the great talent between countries and the players the fight they do to go far and win the gold medal, that's why we must value all their effort and talent
 geseco1223/02/2022 04:09:05 GMT
my country did not win any medal, we have to improve from the bases to be able to compete with the great athletes of the world, always the first places is germany, china, united states, there must be an improvement on our part to be able to compete with them.
 dule-vu23/02/2022 05:56:54 GMT
Olympics are over and congratulations to all winners!
 Rogerio1024/02/2022 10:42:56 GMT
This is interesting Geseco... Can you tell us more ? What winter sports are even play in Peru? Did you have team in olympics and how big it was? I know that allot of skiers go in the summer somwhere in sout america but i am not know where to prepare for season. I think Chile? Or maybe Peru? You know something about that Geseco?
 dule-vu24/02/2022 10:47:29 GMT
it would be interesting to hear what winter sports they have!
 geseco1201/03/2022 04:19:08 GMT
It was a great event what they organized, it is expected that the next one will be better, this way the sport in general is promoted and the competition between countries, the preparation and discipline are the keys to achieve the objectives.
 dule-vu01/03/2022 06:03:17 GMT
Next country always want to be better then last!
 eloy203/03/2022 04:34:08 GMT
The 2022 Winter Olympics are good because there is a lot of talent among the countries and the most important thing is the effort and dedication among the players.
 dule-vu03/03/2022 05:51:33 GMT
Everything is over and we can be more on football and other sports!

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