On our Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 page, you can find all the information you need about the event: schedule, timetable and results.
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 begin on the 2nd of February. (Kuva: beijing2022.cn
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The Winter Olympics 2022 are organized in Beijing, China. The 24th Winter Olympic Games will be held between February 2nd - 20th, 2022. There will be 15 different events for the hunt of the Olympic medals during the nineteen days of competition.
Winter Olympics were held for the first time in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Since then Winter Olympic Games were organised every four years - in the same year as the Summer Olympics - all the way until the 1992 Albertville Games. After that the rhythm was changed so that the Winter and Summer Olympics
take turns every two years.
There have been no interruptions to the Winter Olympics except for the years 1940 and 1944 when WW II caused the event’s cancellation.
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 - Sports & Events
In Beijing, there the athletes will fight for medals in a total of 15 different sports. You can find detailed information regarding each Olympic sport, including timetables, in the attached list.
Sports and the competition dates for the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
|Short track speed skating||5.-16.2.|
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 - Schedule & Timetable
The 19 days of competition will begin on Wednesday February 2nd, with preliminary rounds in curling. On Thursday it´s time for the kick-off of freestyle skiing and women’s ice hockey. Figure skaters will start their competitions on Friday the 4th.
Events will be kicked into higher gear on Saturday February 5th as we will witness the fight for the first Olympic medals in biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, and short track speed skating.
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 - Results
We will update the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics live result links here.
Photo: Touho Häkkinen
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Winter Olympic hosts
Beijing is number 24 in list of organizers of the Winter Olympics. The Olympic Winter Games began back in 1924 in Chamonix, France. In 1940 and 1944 the Winter Olympic Games had to be cancelled due to World War 2. Sapporo in Japan (1940) and Cortina d´Ampezzo in Italy (1944) got their second chances in 1972 and 1956.
The Winter Olympics have been organized mostly in Europe - a total of 14 times. In North America the Games have been competed six times, four times in the USA and twice in Canada.
Beijing is the fourth Asian host of the Winter Olympics. China premieres as a Winter Olympic Games host as the three previous Asian hosts have been from Japan (twice) and South Korea.
Winter Olympic hosts 1924-2022
|1928||St. Moritz, Switzerland|
|1932||Lake Placid, USA|
|1948||St. Moritz, Switzerland|
|1956||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy|
|1960||Squaw Valley, USA|
|1980||Lake Placid, USA|
|2002||Salt Lake City, USA|
|2018||Pyeongchang, South Korea|
Most successful Winter Olympic athletes
Norwegian athletes dominate the list of the most successful Winter Olympic Athletes. Cross country skiers Marit Bjørgen
and Bjørn Dæhlie
and biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen
have all gathered impressive eight gold and four silver medals. Bjørgen snatches the top spot with most bronze medals (3).
|1.||Marit Bjørgen (NOR)||Cross-country skiing||8-4-3=15|
|2.||Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR)||Biathlon||8-4-1=13|
|3.||Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR)||Cross-country skiing||8-4-0=12|
|4.||Lyubov Yegorova (RUS)||Cross-country skiing||6-3-0=9|
|5.||Ahn Hyun-Soo (KOR)||Short track speed skating||6-0-2=8|
|5.||Viktor Ahn (RUS)||Short track speed skating||6-0-2=8|
|7.||Lidia Skoblikova (USR)||Speed skating||6-0-0=6|
|8.||Ireen Wüst (NED)||Speed skating||5-5-1=11|
|9.||Claudia Pechstein (GER)||Speed skating||5-2-2=9|
|10.||Martin Fourcade (FRA)||Biathlon||5-2-0=7|
|11.||Larisa Lazutina (RUS)||Cross-country skiing||5-1-1=7|
|11.||Clas Thunberg (FIN)||Speed skating||5-1-1=7|
|13.||Thomas Alsgaard (NOR)||Cross-country skiing||5-1-0=6|
|14.||Bonnie Blair (USA)||Speed skating||5-0-1=6|
|15.||Eric Heiden (USA)||Speed skating||5-0-0=5|
|16.||Raisa Smetanina (USR)||Cross-country skiing||4-5-1=10|
|17.||Sixten Jernberg (SWE)||Cross-country skiing||4-3-2=9|
|18.||Ricco Groß (GER)||Biathlon||4-3-1=8|
|18.||Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR)||Biathlon||4-3-1=8|
|20.||Sven Kramer (NED)||Speed skating||4-2-3=9|
|21.||Kjetil André Aamodt (NOR)||Alpine skiing||4-2-2=8|
|21.||Sven Fischer (GER)||Biathlon||4-2-2=8|
|21.||Galina Kulakova (USR)||Cross-country skiing||4-2-2=8|
|24.||Ivar Ballangrud (NOR)||Speed skating||4-2-1=7|
|24.||Janica Kostelić (CRO)||Alpine skiing||4-2-0=6|
|26.||Kevin Kuske (GER)||Bobsleigh||4-2-0=6|
|26.||Darya Domracheva (BLR)||Biathlon||4-1-1=6|
|26.||Gunde Svan (SWE)||Cross-country skiing||4-1-1=6|
|26.||Wang Meng (CHI)||Short track speed skating||4-1-1=6|
|30.||Yevgeny Grishin (USR)||Speed skating||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Jayna Hefford (CAN)||Ice hockey||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Johann Olav Koss (NOR)||Speed skating||4-1-0=5|
|30.||André Lange (GER)||Bobsleigh||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Matti Nykänen (FIN)||Ski jumping||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Alexander Tikhonov (USR)||Biathlon||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Hayley Wickenheiser (CAN)||Ice hockey||4-1-0=5|
|30.||Nikolay Zimyatov (USR)||Cross-country skiing||4-1-0=5|
|38.||Chun Lee-Kyung (KOR)||Short track speed skating||4-0-1=5|
|38.||Natalie Geisenberger (GER)||Luge||4-0-1=5|
|40.||Simon Ammann (SUI)||Ski jumping||4-0-0=4|
|40.||Tobias Arlt (GER)||Luge||4-0-0=4|
|40.||Dario Cologna (SUI)||Cross-country skiing||4-0-0=4|
|40.||Caroline Ouellette (CAN)||Ice hockey||4-0-0=4|
|40.||Thomas Wassberg (SWE)||Cross-country skiing||4-0-0=4|
|40.||Tobias Wendl (GER)||Luge||4-0-0=4|