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Everything You Need To Know About the 2022 Winter Olympics

When: Feb. 3 to Feb. 20

Where: Beijing, China

ways to watch

There are a variety of platforms with Olympic coverage. The main place to look for all your favorite winter sports is NBC, the home of the Olympics. NBC affiliate channels, such as USA Network and CNBC, will also feature a variety of different events. Some cable providers feature the Olympic channel as an outlet to catch the games as well. Be sure to check your local listening and cable and streaming subscriptions to find out which channels you can access. Additional coverage of the games can be found on the Peacock app with the purchase of a subscription.

It should be noted that on Feb. 13, Super Bowl Sunday, there will be a slight break in coverage of the Olympic Games as NBC is also the group that features the Super Bowl.

Events

The 2022 Winter Olympics is made up of 109 events across seven different sports including seven new events. The main seven sports are biathlon, bobsledding, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating (both figure skating and speed skating) and skiing. Men and Women’s Big Air Freestyle, Women’s Monobob, Mixed Team Freestyle Skiing Aerials, Mixed Team Ski Jumping, Mixed Team Snowboard Cross and Mixed Relay Short Track Speed Skating are the events that will be making their Olympic debut this year. The addition of more mixed team events comes as no surprise as the International Olympic Committee has been adding events at the Summer Olympics as well as a way to add more women’s events.

For a complete detailed layout of times and viewing locations of events, you can head over to NBCOlympics.com for a calendar of all events and coverage.

Team usa

Team USA is made up of 223 athletes for this Olympic Games. This roster makes up the second biggest group that the US has ever taken to the Olympics. There are 114 men, 108 women and one athlete who identifies as nonbinary filling the spots on the team with five of these athletes attending for the fifth time.

Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in the skeleton and John Shuster in curling are all attending their fifth games. Mikaela Shiffrin is going to these games with two gold medals under her belt, and she’s looking for another. Snowboarder Chloe Kim became the youngest to win gold in PyeongChang and she’s back again this year. Nathan Chen is a gold medal favorite on the figure skating team. Paula Moltzan, a 27-year-old alpine skier, will be the oldest American woman to debut in the Olympics for Alpine Skiing in 70 years. Two bobsled team members, Sylvia Hoffman and Josh Williamson, even earned their spot after competing on the reality show, “The Next Olympic Hopeful.”

To see if your favorite winter athlete is competing you can go to teamusa.org and search for specific athletes and teams.

future olympics

The next Summer Olympics will be held in Paris in 2024. This will be followed by the Winter Games in Milan in 2026. And in the summer of 2028 the Olympic Games return to the States in Los Angeles, California.

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Peyton Gay is a sophomore double majoring in Communications and Editing, Writing, Media. She is a member of the Majorette Line with the Marching Chiefs and she hopes to one day be a sports reporter.
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