The Winter Olympic Games 2022 will finally take place in a matter of days with the world’s best winter athletes all vying for gold in Beijing, China.
The Games begin on February 4, 2022, and will end on February 20, 2022, thus providing viewers with the opportunity to be able to watch around two weeks of high-quality action on the snow and ice.
Indeed, many will realize that this year’s edition of the Winter Olympics comes extremely quickly after the Summer edition that took place in Tokyo, Japan, just six short months ago. However, true athletics fans will not care less as they will argue that they have to wait a little longer than enthusiasts of other sports to watch some of the biggest events take place.
So, with just a couple of days until the competition gets underway, what are some of the most important things to know in order to make the viewing experience as exceptional as an event such as this should provide and make it as enjoyable as possible?
Don’t worry, as we have all of the important information you need to ensure you know everything you need to in order to support your fellow countrymen and women in their respective sports, whilst also being in a position to potentially obtain some of the best Winter Olympic betting odds that have already been made available across many of the sports scheduled to be contested that could be used to further enhance the viewing experience!
When are the 2022 Winter Olympics?
Already briefly mentioned, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will officially commence on February 4, 2022, and will come to its conclusion on February 20, 2022. This is when the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place, which is guaranteed to be exceptional showpieces that need to be watched.
However, it should be noted that there will be some action before February 4, though, as the curling events began on Wednesday, February 2.
Where are the events going to take place?
Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou are the three regions in which the upcoming 2022 Winter Games will be held, with each of the locations able to host a variety of different events.
Beijing will be home to the ice events, whilst it will also have a handful of the snow events that are scheduled to be competed in. Additionally, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will also take place in the Chinese capital.
Yanqing is one of the capital’s mountainous areas and is located just north of the capital and athletes who compete in Alpine skiing and the sliding events will participate in their respective disciplines here. Moreover, every athlete will be in the region as this is where the Olympic village is located.
Zhangjiakou is another region that is located north of Beijing, albeit a little more western than Yanqing, and will be the home of most of the ski and snowboarding events.
What are the sports that will feature at the 2022 Winter Games?
Here is a list of the sports that will feature at the 2022 Winter Games, with 15 being contested that will provide a total of 109 medal events:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Freestyle Skiing
- Nordic Combined
- Short Track
- Ski Jumping
- Speed Skating
In addition to the 15 sports, there will be a number of new disciplines within some of the sports to make their first appearance at the Winter Games. Exactly seven new events will take place for the very first time, such as Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Aerials, Mixed Team Short Track Relay, and Mixed Team Ski Jumping.
How many athletes are going to be competing?
Beijing might already be an extremely populous place in the world, with the city boasting a population of approximately 21.5 million, however the Chinese capital will only get busier over the next two weeks or so as a total of 2,681 athletes representing 91 different countries will be located within the region!
Who has managed to achieve the most success in the Winter Olympics?
Perhaps a quiz question for some and an answer that might be worth knowing as Norway is the most successful country when it comes to the Winter Games. The Scandinavian nation has managed to obtain a total of 368 medals as we enter the Beijing edition of the event; miles ahead of anybody else.