Hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

If you need a little extra motivation to keep you moving in this cold February weather, look no further than this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing! This year will mark the 24th installment of the Winter Olympics, so tune in to see the competitors ski, skate and slalom their way through the first ever Winter Olympics to be held in China, making Beijing the first city to host both the summer and winter games. 

How did the Winter Olympics begin? 

The Winter Olympics were first hosted by Chamonix, France, in 1924, and are held every four years. While they were not an aspect of the original Greek Olympics, they were heavily inspired by the Nordic Games in Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. They have since become a crucial event in international sports, with an impressive range of activities on offer. Check out the schedule below to ensure you don’t miss a thing! 

How can I watch the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics?  

Tune into the Winter Olympics live on your telly across BBC One and Two, as well as on BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button. The games will also be covered on BBC Radio 5 Live, and BBC Sounds. 

Winter Olympics 2022 schedule: 

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Taking place from the 4th – 20th February, this year’s 2022 Winter Olympics will include a record number of 109 events, including 15 disciplines in seven sports. In 11 of these disciplines Team GB’s 50 fantastic athletes will take part and go for gold.  

Don’t miss the 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday 4th February at 11:30am on BBC One. Plus, watch Today at the Games every evening at 7pm to catch up on the news of the day. Team GB will consist of 50 athletes, competing in 11 of the 15 disciplines on offer. 

Daily highlights: 

Saturday, 5th February:  

Snowboard: Women’s slopestyle qualification  

Ski jumping: Women’s individual  

Short track speed skating: Mixed team relay final  

Sunday, 6th February:  

Snowboard: Women’s slopestyle final  

Alpine skiing: Men’s downhill  

Cross country: Men’s 15km + 15km skiathlon  

Speed skating: Men’s  

Monday, 7th February  

Alpine skiing: Women’s giant slalom  

Speed skating: Women’s 1500m  

Ski jumping: Mixed team normal hill  

Short track speed skating: Women’s 500m  


Tuesday, 8th February  

Figure skating: Men’s singles short programme  

Ice hockey: Women’s group A – USA v Canada  

Curling: Mixed doubles gold-medal match  


Wednesday, 9th February  

Alpine skiing: Women’s slalom   

Freestyle skiing: Men’s big air final  

Snowboard cross: Women  


Thursday, 10th February  

Curling: Women’s round-robin stages  

Snowboard: Women’s halfpipe final  

Figure skating: Men’s free programme  

Alpine skiing: Men’s combined  

Snowboard cross: Men  

Ice hockey: Men’s group A – USA v China  


Friday, 11th February  

Snowboard: Men’s halfpipe final  

Alpine skiing: Women’s super-G  

Skeleton: Men’s run 3 & 4  


Saturday, 12th February  

Snowboard cross: Mixed team  

Ice hockey: Men’s group A – Canada v USA  

Ski jumping: Men’s team large hill 

Skeleton: Women’s run 3 & 4  


Sunday, 13th February  

Alpine skiing: Men’s giant slalom  

Short track speed skating: Men’s 500m final  

Speed skating: Women’s 500m   


Monday, 14th February  

Figure skating: Ice dance free dance 

Freestyle skiing: Women’s slopestyle final   

Bobsleigh: Women’s monobob runs 3 & 4  


Tuesday 15th February  

Snowboard: Women’s big air final  

Alpine skiing: Women’s downhill  

Bobsleigh: Two-man runs 3 & 4  


Wednesday 16th February  

Alpine skiing: Men’s slalom 

Freestyle skiing: Men’s aerials final  

Short track speed skating: Women’s 1500m final  


Thursday, 17th February  

Alpine skiing: Women’s combined 

Ice hockey: Women’s gold medal game 

Speed skating: Women’s 1000m  

Figure skating: Women’s  


Friday 18th February  

Freestyle skiing: Women’s halfpipe final  

Speed skating: Men’s 1000m  

Biathlon: Men’s 15km mass start   


Saturday, 19th February  

Figure skating: Pairs 

Curling: Men’s gold medal match  

Freestyle skiing: Men’s halfpipe  

Bobsleigh: Two-woman runs 3 & 4  


Sunday, 20th February  

Curling: Women’s gold medal match  

Bobsleigh: Four runs 3 & 4  

Ice hockey: Men’s gold medal match 


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