Latest Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 News

Amidst Kamila Valieva Doping Scandal, International Skating Union Shares Olympic Medal Update

February 09, 2024
Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Short Program

Days After Doping Ban, Kamila Valieva Breaks Silence

February 02, 2024
Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Free Skating

600 Days and Counting, Kamila Valieva Case Continues to Hurt US Figure Skating After Yet Another Delay in Legal Proceedings

September 30, 2023
Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Free Skating

“It Can Be Kind of a Harsh Comedown:” A Year After Retirement Shaun White Contemplates Life After Making His Exit From Snowboarding

July 11, 2023
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$50,000,000 James Bond Movie Once Had a Horrendous Snowboarding Mistake Pointed Out by Scotty James

July 10, 2023

?Be OK With the Nothingness?: Michael Phelps Struggling Himself Helped Shaun White Overcome Post-Retirement Dark Sides

July 06, 2023
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Power Couple Shaun White and Nina Dobrev Spotted With Tom Cruise?s 2022 Movie Cast

July 05, 2023
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Amidst Paris Olympics Controversy, IOC President Thomas Bach Is Dedicated To Secure Neutral Status for Russia and Belarus

May 08, 2023
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?Had the Guts to Follow Me?: As Lewis Hamilton Took Huge Challenge in Antarctica, Shaun White Applauds His Champion?s Mindset

April 06, 2023
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?I Crossed the Line?: US Olympian Finally Opens Up on Eating Disorder and Scary Crash 18 Months Ago

March 15, 2023
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Mini Pendant Narrates Teary-Eyed Tale of Mikaela Shiffrin Remembering Late Father After Grand Victory

Olympian, Mikaela Shiffrin tributed her recent win at the women's world championships to her late father. Read here.

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February 18, 2023

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Visualising Her Latest Nickname Is ?Funny? Business for Mikaela Shiffrin: ?All I Can See Is Like a Baby Goat?

Three-time Olympic gold medalist, Shaun White, candidly shared his thoughts on retirement and the advice his swimmer friend gave him.

Tiyasa Biswas

February 08, 2023

Winner Mikaela Shiffrin of USA after the Alpine Skiing World Cup women s slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic

Mikaela Shiffrin Took a ?Risk? and Ended With a Disappointing Defeat Against Italian Skier: ?The Only Way I Have a Chance Is to??

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Tiyasa Biswas

February 07, 2023

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?3 in the Top 12?: Historical Day for US Team Led by Mikaela Shiffrin Brings Whole Community Together

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Tiyasa Biswas

January 21, 2023

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Men’s Downhill

America?s Favorite Snowboarder Proves His Endurance Knows No Bounds With a Skinny Dip in One of Coldest Region

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Tiyasa Biswas

January 08, 2023

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?Everything That Happened Will Not Disappear?: Controversial Russian Olympian Kamila Valieva Finally Opens Up on Olympic Trauma

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Soumili Chatterjee

December 29, 2022

Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Short Program

“Don?t Need to Be Scared of Rumors”: Ski Legend Aleksander Kilde Opens Up on Relationship With Mikaela Schiffrin

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Priya Hinduja

November 28, 2022

Shaun White?s Position Next To Liam Hemsworth and Ian Somerhalder In Nina Dobrev?s Boyfriends Net Worth List Will Leave You Shocked

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Muskan Sharma

November 27, 2022

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Countries Like Hungary and Malaysia Put US to Shame When It Comes to Acknowledging Their Olympic Heroes

Let's check the top countries that pay medal bonuses to athletes at the Olympic Games. Moreover, we will explore how the US fare against them.

Aklanta Chetia

July 04, 2022

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?Might?ve Bumped Me Up?- Shaun White Was Disappointed With Judge?s Score During His Second Run at Beijing Olympics Before Retirement

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Mansi Jain

June 07, 2022

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IOC?s Latest Announcement Brings Back Hopes for Nathan Chen and Other US Stars? Missed Beijing Olympics Ceremony Due to Russian Figure Skating Scandal

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Mansi Jain

May 22, 2022

Shaun White?s Post Retirement Life Is a Huge Party With Nina Dobrev

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Mansi Jain

May 16, 2022

?None of This Would Be Possible Without Her?- Nathan Chen Talks About His Mother?s Inspiring Story

Alpine skiing legend, Mikaela Shiffrin got disqualified from the recent women's combined event. She took a risk that risked it all.

Mansi Jain

May 14, 2022

$31.4M Worth Olympic Gold Medalist Is an Upcoming Threat to Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber

Olympic champion Eileen Gu is could prove a threat to many supermodels like Bella Hadid, she earned $31.4 mil in 2021.

Mansi Jain

May 12, 2022

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Nathan Chen?s Sister Receives His Trailblazer Award as Golden Boy Contracts COVID-19 on His Birthday

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Mansi Jain

May 07, 2022

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Fresh-Off Olympic Podium Chloe Kim Gives an Upsetting Update on Her 2022 Season Appearance

Chloe Kim gives an update about her participation in the upcoming games. Fans might get upset after her recent revelation.

Richa Goswami

April 25, 2022

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“You Lil Pyscho”- Chloe Kim’s Boyfriend Has A Hilarious Birthday Message for His Snowboarding Queen

Chloe Kim's boyfriend Evan Berle had a hilarious wish for her on her 22nd birthday. As the couple spent their time together on the mountains.

Richa Goswami

April 24, 2022

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PHOTOS: “So Stoked”- Shaun White Shares Adorable Moments With Penguins

Shaun White had a gala time snowboarding at the Ski Dubai Park. However, the highlight of the day was meeting some adorable creatures.

Richa Goswami

April 23, 2022

Snowboard – Men’s Halfpipe Qualification Run 2

When Did Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim Start Snowboarding?

Chloe Kim is already a two-time Olympic champion at the young age of 21. When and how did she start snowboarding and who was her coach?

Richa Goswami

April 22, 2022

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”He Knew He’d Get Boo’d..”- Fans Finally Appreciate Nathan Chen’s Stars On Ice Outfit Overcoming His Shocking Beijing Olympics Finals Outfit

Nathan Chen's fans have finally appreciated his Stars On Ice outfit which comes as a big difference after his shocking Olympic attire.

Richa Goswami

April 18, 2022

“No Need To Idealize”: Russian Figure Skater Kamila Valieva Makes a Grim Statement Months After Beijing Olympics Controversy

Post her Olympic trauma, Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has revealed the grim reality that comes with idealizing the Olympics.

Richa Goswami

April 14, 2022

Figure Skating – Women Single Skating – Free Skating

?Still Bothering Me?- Former US Star Questions Russian Figure Skater Kamila Valieva?s Doping Case During Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Saurav Panwar

March 26, 2022

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Yuzuru Hanyu Fans Offended as Nathan Chen?s Outfits Declared Better in Steaming Hot Take

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Jacob Gijy

March 12, 2022

Figure Skating – Men Single Skating – Free Skating

?Passed the Backflip Baton?- Nathan Chen?s Proud Backflip Coach Reacts on His Recent Stunt at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Jacob Gijy

March 12, 2022

?He Should Be Here?: Mikaela Shiffrin Pens Down a Heartbreaking Message for Late Father?s 68th Birthday

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Jacob Gijy

March 11, 2022

?Continue Flourishing?- Fans Give Heartfelt Tribute to Nathan Chen as He Completes One Month as Olympic Gold Medalist

Olympic Champion Nathan Chen was presented with the 'Trailblazer Award' but due to covid, his sister accepted it on his behalf.

Jacob Gijy

March 10, 2022

Victory Ceremony – Figure Skating Men’s Single Skating

The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 will commence on the 4th of February and continue until the 20th of February 2022 in Beijing, China. While some competitions start on February 2nd, the majority of the competitions start after the Opening Ceremony on the 4th of February. Likewise, Beijing is the first city in the world to host both the Winter and Summer Olympics. The famous Bird's Nest National stadium would be used for both the Opening and Closing ceremonies.

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The sporting events will take place in three different zones. Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou are the three zones. Moreover, the budget of the games is $3.9 billion which is said to be a cheap event from the last two Olympic Games. The Olympic mascot is a panda named Bing Dwen Dwen. Bing means ice as it symbolizes purity and strength while Dwen Dwen means robust and lively symbolizing children. The event will have some of the major competitors in the world like Shaun White, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Chloe Kim, who are some of the leading contenders.

What is Winter Olympics?

Just like the Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee organizes both Olympic events. Although the Summer Olympics is incredibly famous, the organizers hold the Winter Olympics during Winter as the name suggests. There are many differences between these two Olympic Games. While the Summer Olympics is host to around 200 or more countries, the Winter Olympics has below 100 countries in the competition. Hence, the size is small. That means lesser coverage and viewership across the globe. Some of the sports competitions include skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, curling, figure skating, etc.

How did Winter Olympics start?

With the Olympics having its birthplace in Greece, the first events were called as Nordic Games. The Scandinavian countries were the primary participants in the Games. From there, they held different Olympic Games; however, most of them were held in Sweden. Seeing the potential, the IOC suggested Sweden hold a separate Winter Olympics. With the essence of the Nordic Games still intact, they refused to do it. On the other hand, Germany loved the idea and decided to host the Winter Olympics. But, World War I forced the cancellation of the Games. From there, everything fell into place for the 1924 Winter Olympics, an IOC-recognized event and they named it the International Winter Sports Week. It was held in Chamonix, France. From there, the committee held a separate Winter Olympics from there as they hosted it in St. Moritz, Switzerland. That was the second Winter Olympics. The tradition continued from there to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as of now.

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What do the Olympic Rings represent?

One of the most incredible representations of the Olympics image is those beautifully engineered rings. There are three rings on the top followed by two rings infused from the bottom. Blue, black, yellow, red, and green are the five colors of the rings. They represent the five continents that are united by Olympism. Pierre de Coubertin created the design that became an iconic image for all Olympic Games back in 2013.

Is Winter Olympics 2022 happening?

Amidst all the pandemic problems, the Winter Olympics 2022 will begin as per schedule. There are a total of 15 sporting competitions which will happen on different dates and venues. The opening ceremony happens on February 4th while the closing ceremony is scheduled for 20th February.

Alpine Skiing- 3rd- 17th, 19th

Biathlon- 5th, 7th-8th, 11th-13th, 15th-16th, 18th-19th

Bobsleigh- 10th-20th

Cross Country-Skiing- 5th-6th, 8th, 10th-13th, 16th, 19th-20th

Curling- 2nd-20th

Figure Skating- 4th, 6th-8th, 10th, 12th, 14th-15th, 17th-19th

Freestyle Skiing- 3rd, 5th-10th, 13th-19th

Ice Hockey- 3rd-20th

Luge- 2nd-10th

Nordic Combined- 6th-9th, 12th-17th

Short Track Speed Skating- 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th

Skeleton- 7th-12th

Ski Jumping- 3rd-7th, 9th-14th

Snowboarding- 5th-12th, 14th-15th

Speed Skating- 5th-8th, 10th-13th, 15th, 17th-19th

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Safety Guidelines at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

With the Covid-19 pandemic still existing in 2022, there would be safety guidelines similar to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. With different athletes coming from various countries, the international testing standards are safely done under the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidance. Chair of the Beijing 2022 Medical Expert Panel, Dr. Brian McCloskey spoke about the guidelines in a recent interview. The PCR testing is the standard that athletes would need to follow to ensure a safe and sound Winter Olympics in China. Departure tests would need to happen between 72 and 96 hours before departure. Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal are the two tests done to minimize the risk of community spreading.

Where are the Winter Olympics 2022 held?

Significantly, there are three zones that will be the venues for the Olympic Games. Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou are the three venues for the Winter Olympics. Beijing is the city where snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air, men?s and women?s will be held. Yanqing is a venue that is 75 kilometers away from Beijing Alpine Skiing and Bobsled events. The Olympic Athletes' Village is set in Yanqing. The last location is Zhangjiakou will host ski and snowboarding competitions that include freestyle, cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, and biathlon.

Total countries participating at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

While Summer Olympics is home to almost 200 or more countries, it is comparatively lower in terms of countries appearing for the Winter Olympic Games. There are 91 countries that will take part in Beijing. These countries are under the International Olympic Committee. Around 2900 athletes are expected to attend the event.

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Who boycotts the Winter Olympics?

With different controversies arising from China, some of the nations are turning to diplomatic boycotting. Several countries like the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and Lithuania, have announced a diplomatic boycott of the competition. The NHL barred its players to not attending the Winter Olympics as it is one example of players not being allowed to appear.

How to watch Winter Olympics 2022?

NBC Sports would mainly cover the US Olympic competitions in Beijing. It will have around 2800+ hours of coverage on various channels like NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app.

Date04/02/2022 to 20/04/2022
LocationBeijing, China
Olympic VenuesBeijing, Yanqing, Zhangjiakou
Total Countries91
Live StreamingNBC Universal & Peacock (USA), BBC One & Two (U.K.), CBC Gem (Canada), Seven & 7plus (Australia)
Total sports15 disciplines and 109 events