2022 Winter Olympics updates: Best moments, highlights from the Beijing Winter Games

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The 2022 Winter Olympics officially come to an end today with the Closing Ceremony but let’s not forget that the competition has been extraordinary! See below for just a glimpse into some of the best moments of the 2022 Winter Olympics. If you’ve missed any of the action, click here to find full event replays.

Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch the 2022 Winter Olympics live!

Tonight in primetime (beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET) features an exciting presentation of the Closing Ceremony but NBC has got you covered with a final full day of Olympic coverage. See the schedule below for additional information on how to watch.

How to watch the Closing Ceremony on NBC and Peacock:

  • Closing Ceremony (LIVE) – 7:00 a.m. on Peacock, NBCOlympics.com

  • NBC Daytime Show – 2:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com

  • Olympic Gold – 7:00 p.m. NBC, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com

  • Closing Ceremony (NBC) – 8:00 p.m. 

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Best Moments from the 2022 Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin and the U.S. Alpine Skiing team supporting one another! The American team finished fourth after losing to Norway by tiebreaker in the small final.

Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue take the Olympic ice for one last time!

Jessie Diggins wins her second medal of the Beijing Games. She is now the most-decorated cross-country American skier ever with three medals, one of every color!

Finland wins its first gold medal in ice hockey!!

Slovakia takes the bronze after a 4-0 win over Sweden in Men’s hockey!

Sweden edges Great Britain for its first Olympic title in men’s curling!

China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong take gold in pairs’ figure skating on home ice!

In her fifth career Olympic event, Elana Meyers Taylor won her fifth overall medal (three silver, two bronze), the most of any female bobsled athlete in Olympic history!

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China’s Eileen Gu becomes the first freestyle skier to win three medals at a single Games!

 

Adam Rippon and Mariah Bell embracing after a great performance! Bell finished 10th with a score of 202.30.

ROC’s Anna Scherbakova claims the gold medal in women’s singles!

Thomas Krol wins his second medal at the Beijing Games! He previously won the silver in the 1500m.

Brittany Bowe wins the bronze in the women’s 1000m marking her very first individual medal and her second career bronze (2018 women’s team pursuit).

The women’s hockey tournament came to a close, the U.S. took the silver medal after falling to Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game.

Finland defeats Switzerland 4-0 to defend its bronze medal from PyeongChang!

Americans Alex Hall and Nick Goepper finish 1-2 in the men’s slopestyle!

South Korea’s Choi Min-Jeong defends her gold medal in the Women’s 1500m to pick up her third medal in Beijing (silver in the 1000m and 3000m relay). She is now tied with four other athletes for most career medals (5) by a South Korean athlete at the Olympic Winter Games.

The U.S. took the bronze in the men’s speed skating team pursuit!

Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor win gold and silver medals as monobob makes its Olympic debut!

In the final skate of their Olympic careers, Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue take the bronze in ice dance!

Erin Jackson makes history with a gold medal win in the Women’s 500m. Jackson is the first American woman to win this event since 1994!

Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt wins the gold medal in the men’s giant slalom!

Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue scored a personal best 87.13 points in the ice dance competition!

Women’s Monobob made its Olympic debut featuring four-time Olympian Kaillie Humphries competing in her first Games as a U.S. citizen!

Gao Tingyu set an Olympic record of 34.24 while winning China’s first long-track gold medal!

The legs feed the wolf! The U.S. men’s hockey teams takes the 4-2 win over Canada for their first win against Canada in Olympic play since the 2010 preliminary round in Vancouver. 

 

Baumgartner and Jacobellis get it done for gold in the Olympic debut of Mixed Team Snowboard Cross! It’s the second gold medal in Beijing for Lindsey Jacobellis, who is making her fifth Olympic appearance. Baumgartner takes his first ever Olympic medal in his 4th Games. He becomes the oldest snowboarder ever to win a medal at the Olympics. Watch below for his emotional reaction and celebration!

Short track Olympians Maame Biney and Kristen Santos showing us what team spirit is all about! #LOVETOSEEIT

The U.S. women’s hockey team went down 1-0 early in their quarterfinal matchup with the Czech Republic but rallied for the 4-1 win to advance to the semifinals.

After finishing fourth in what he says will be his final Olympic appearance, American snowboarding legend Shaun White (Carlsbad, California) connects with friends and family at home. White, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, announced before competition that Beijing would be his final Olympics.

After finishing her run in the Women’s Super-G, American Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, Colorado) told reporters: “I would never have expected, in this moment, severely underperforming in an Olympics… I would never have felt that humans could be so kind. I never would have expected that.”

And it’s gold for the U.S. in the Olympic debut of Mixed Team Aerials! The win brings the U.S. medal total up to 10, with four golds. 

Mixed Team Aerials, a discipline of freestyle skiing, makes its Olympic debut in Beijing! Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, Virginia) kicks off the U.S. team with an impressive opening jump.

 

A photo finish in men’s snowboard cross! Alessandro Haemmerle (AUT) takes the gold after finishing 17th in Sochi in 2014 and 7th in PyeongChang in 2018. The Austrian grew up idolizing American snowboarder Shaun White

The Quad King is Crowned: Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, UT) picks up the gold medal in the men’s singles event and solidifies his status as the world’s best male figure skater. Chen won the Olympic title by a 22-point margin with a program that included five quads. After a fifth-place finish in PyeongChang, the 22-year-old Chen accomplishes the goal he set out for as a child and becomes the 7th American man to win Olympic gold in the men’s singles competition.

The figure skaters’ figure skater: Jason Brown (Highland Park, Illinois), known for his artistry and grace on the ice, turns in a triumphant personal best in the free skate. 

 

Chloe Kim (Torrance, California) throws down a 94-point run to win her second straight Olympic halfpipe gold! She’s the first-ever repeat champion in the history of the women’s halfpipe.

GOLDEN! In her fifth Olympic appearance, Lindsey Jacobellis wins the snowboard cross and the first gold medal for the U.S. here in Beijing. At age 36, Jacobellis becomes the oldest American woman to win a medal at the winter Olympics.

 

After falling on his run of qualifying, Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) nails an 86.25 to qualify for the final in fourth place. This is the fifth Olympic appearance for White, 35, a three-time Olympic gold medalist who showed his relief immediately after his run:

Colby Stevenson (Park City, Utah) takes the silver in men’s freestyle skiing big air, coming back from multiple injuries in his career, including surviving a significant car crash in 2016. 

It’s a bronze for Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minnesota) in the women’s individual sprint freestyle! After winning gold in the team sprint in 2018 with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska), Diggins is the first American to win multiple Olympic medals in cross-country skiing. 

Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vermont) takes silver in the Men’s Super-G, just under 50 years after his mother Barbara Ann won gold in the slalom at Sapporo 1972.

Ester Ledecka (CZE) becomes the first-ever repeat Olympic champion in the women’s parallel giant slalom, winning her third Olympic gold medal after taking a surprise gold in the Super-G in PyeongChang. 

Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah) turns in an incredible performance, recording the highest short program score ever (113.97) and heading into the free skate in first place. After disappointment in PyeongChang, Chen is in solid position to win the first gold medal of his career.

China’s Eileen Gu becomes the youngest freestyle skiing gold medalist in Olympic history!

Netherlands Speed Skater Ireen Wuest picks up her 12th Olympic medal! She is now the first athlete to win individual gold at five Olympics!

Ren Ziwei wins the men’s 1000m gold medal–China’s second gold medal of the Beijing Winter Games!

The U.S. figure skating team took home the silver medal marking the highest American finish since the team event debuted at the 2014 Sochi Games.

ROC’s Kamila Valiyeva becomes the first woman to land a quad at the Winter Olympics…UN-REAL! …But wait there’s more, SHE’S ONLY 15 YEARS OLD!!

Johan Clarey becomes the oldest alpine skiing medalist in history (41 years – 30 days) in his fourth Olympics!

Nils van der Poel wins Sweden’s first long track speed skating medal since 1988! 

U.S. freestyle skier Jaelin Kauf wins silver in women’s moguls!

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins New Zealand’s first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal with her final snowboard slopestyle run. The U.S. won their first medal at these Games with a silver for Julia Marino of Westport, Connecticut (more here from NBC Olympics)…

ALL THE FEELS watching the slopestyle finalist’s support Zoi Sadowski-Synnott after an incredible gold-medal-winning run! #DogPile

The first gold medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics goes to Norway’s Therese Johaug in the women’s skiathlon. It’s the 369th Winter Olympic medal for powerhouse Norway, the most of any nation. Natalya Nepryayeva (ROC) took silver and Teresa Stadlober (AUT) took bronze.

Walter Wallberg upsets the defending Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury (Canada) for Sweden’s first-ever freestyle skiing medal.

Cole McDonald receives an overwhelming amount of heartwarming support from his family back home!

Team USA arrives at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

 

Nathan Chen delivers in his Beijing debut finishing with a score of 111.71–the second-highest score ever recorded in the short program!

U.S. Olympic curling gold medalist John Shuster tells his family he was chosen to be one of the U.S.’s flag bearers. Watch him walk in the Opening Ceremony tonight!

 Madison Hubbell (Sylvania, OH) and Zach Donohue (Madison, CT) scored a personal-best 86.56 to win the segment!

 


How to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:

Stream the Olympics on Peacock to never miss a second of the action this year. 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. In addition, to live stream coverage of every event, 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.


How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC:

For the second consecutive Winter Games and third overall, NBC will broadcast its primetime Olympic show live across all time zones.

What time does primetime coverage begin each night on NBC?

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 pm ET
  • Sunday: 7:00 pm ET

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