The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place in China starting on Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 20 featuring a total of 109 medal events across 15 sports–that’s seven more events since PyeongChang.
Events will be contested across three zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. The ice sports will be held in central Beijing, China’s capital, as well as four snow events (snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air, men’s and women’s). The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also take place in Beijing. Yanqing, a mountainous suburb of China’s capital located approximately 75 km (46.6 miles) northwest of Beijing’s city center, will host Alpine skiing and sliding events (bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge) and will also be the home of the Olympic Athletes’ village. Zhangjiakou, located approximately 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing (111.8 miles) will host the majority of the ski and snowboarding events including freestyle, cross-country, ski jumping, Nordic combined, and biathlon.
Nearly 3,000 athletes are expected to compete from an estimate of 95 nations and over 45% of those athletes will likely be female–that’s the highest percentage in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.
The U.S. finished fourth on the medal table in PyeongChang and is expected to fare a similar result in Beijing with familiar faces likely to be in the lineup–Shaun White (Carlsbad, California), Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, Colorado), and Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah). Click here for the complete Team USA athlete roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:
Peacock will be the streaming home of the Beijing Winter Games offering live stream coverage of every single event–that’s over 2,800 hours of Olympic action. Additionally, viewers will also be able to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Click here to sign up.
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