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Where and when are the 2022 Winter Olympics taking place?

By on January 10, 2022 0

In the wake of the success of the Tokyo Summer Games, the Beijing Olympic Winter Games arrive, just as adrenaline-charged, a moment celebrating all the sports associated with the world of snow and ice.

Among the many highlights expected on the rinks and slopes of the Chinese capital are American ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarder Chloe Kim, as they both try to retain their historic gold medals.

Although this is the first time that China has hosted the Winter Olympics, many will recall that Beijing was the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics, a fact reflected in the torch designed for the 2022 Games.

Games organizers wrote in a statement, “The 2022 torch design honors Olympic heritage in the Chinese capital by featuring a design similar to the 2008 Olympics cauldron, which resembled a giant parchment.”

With the Winter Olympics coming so soon after the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Games, people have likely developed a taste for the sport from start to finish, which means they’re probably eager to know when. the Beijing Games will begin.

Read on to find out when to watch the best of Beijing, from the date of the opening ceremony to the dates of the record 109 scheduled events.

Where are the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States competes in the Women’s Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom at the Yongpyong Alpine Center on February 15, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Shiffrin set to perform on the slopes in Beijing 2022
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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled to officially kick off on Friday, February 4.

However, the Games actually start on Wednesday, February 2, with the mixed doubles curling round robin, two days before the official opening ceremony curtain raises.

The capital of China is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone, which is similar to the Tokyo time difference. As a result, sports fans should once again expect to see evening events broadcast live on their screens in the morning, and vice versa.

The 2022 Games will then take place for more than two weeks, before closing on Sunday February 20 with a second ceremony.

There, the Games will be handed over to the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Beijing 2022 Olympic Games program

Chloe Kim
Chloe Kim of the United States warms up before the women’s halfpipe final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. Kim set to play in Beijing 2022
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Alpine skiing (February 6-11; February 13; February 15-17; February 19)
Bobsleigh (February 13-15; February 18-20)
Biathlon (February 5; February 7-8; February 11-13; February 15-16; February 18-19)
Cross-country skiing (February 5 and 6; February 8; February 10-13; February 16; February 19-20)
Curling (February 2-20)
Freestyle skiing (February 3; February 5-10; February 13-19)
Figure skating (February 4; February 6-8; February 10; February 12; February 14-15; February 17-20)
Ice hockey (February 3-20)
Luge (February 5-10)
Nordic Combined (February 9; February 15; February 17)
Snowboard (February 5-12; February 14-15)
Ski jumping (February 5-7; February 11-12; February 14)
Skeleton (February 10-12)
Speed ​​skating (February 5-8; February 10-13; February 15; February 17-19)
Short Track Speed ​​Skating (February 5; February 7; February 9; February 11; February 13; February 16)

Nathan Chen
Nathan Chen of the United States competes in the men’s individual skating short program at Gangneung Ice Rink on February 16, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Chen is expected to play in Beijing 2022
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