Beijing Games Will Officially Begin On February 4
By Space Coast Daily // December 3, 2021
After the Summer Olympics, there is usually an 18-month delay before the Winter Olympics to begin. The period between events will be substantially shorter this year.
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed for a full year. The event came to close on Sunday with the closing ceremony at Japan National Stadium.
The Winter Olympics in 2022, however, are still scheduled for February. It will have been less than half a year since the Summer Olympics ended when the games begin on February 4 in Beijing.
Although the Beijing Games will officially begin on February 4, when the opening ceremony takes place, certain sports may begin earlier. Curling will begin on February 2, followed by freestyle skiing and ice hockey on February 3.
The closing ceremony of the 2022 Olympic Games is set for February 20. Beijing was chosen as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in 2015, although the competition was fierce. Only four votes separated the city from Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the right to host the Olympics.
As a result, Beijing will be the first city in the world to hold both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. In 2008, it hosted the Summer Olympics, the only other time the Olympics were held in China. Winter Olympics will be live streamed on NBC with all events and games.
Logo for the 2022 Winter Olympics
“The symbols mix ancient and modern aspects of Chinese culture, as well as traits expressing the enthusiasm and vigour of winter sports,” according to Olympics.com. The logo was developed by artist Lin Cunzhen.
Women’s monobob, short track mixed team relay, ski jumping mixed team event, men’s freestyle skiing big air, women’s freestyle skiing big air, aerials mixed team event, and snowboard cross mixed team event will be among the 109 events held in Beijing, including seven that will make their Olympic debuts: men’s monobob, short track mixed team relay, ski jumping mixed team event, men’s freestyle skiing big air, aerials mixed team event, and snowboard cross mixed team event.
At the 2022 Games, there will be a lot of excellent athletes and thrilling events. Mikaela Shiffrin, an alpine skier for Team USA, will be one of the names to watch. The 26-year-old has previously won two gold medals, one in slalom in 2014 and the other in giant slalom in 2018.
Shaun White, an American snowboarder, will also compete at the Games. The three-time Olympic gold winner will compete in the halfpipe, which he has won three times: in 2006, 2010 and 2018. He will turn 35 in September, so this might be his final chance to win an Olympic gold.