The XXIV Olympic Winter Games – or Olympic Winter Games – in Beijing are undoubtedly being held with a sense of controversy, with some wondering why the Games are being held in the first place.
There are questions about human rights issues in China and the safety of athletes in a still raging global pandemic.
It will be the first time in three decades that the Summer and Winter Olympics have been held less than a year apart.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2022 Winter Olympics.
When do the Winter Olympics start?
The 2022 Winter Games Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, February 4 and will air live on NBC and Peacock at 6:30 a.m. ET. Competition in some events will start two days earlier. Prime time starts every night at 8 p.m. ET, except Sundays
NBC’s primetime coverage begins Feb. 3 with figure skating and men’s and women’s moguls. The closing ceremony will take place on February 20.
How many events are there at the Winter Olympics?
There will be 109 events, including seven that will debut.
Mixed Team Aerials, Men’s Big Air and Women’s Big Air are freestyle skiing events, with a mixed team relay in the short track speed skating program. A mixed team event makes its debut in ski jumping competition. Snowboarding will also have a mixed snowboard cross and monobob team, which is a women’s solo bobsled event.
Which television channel will broadcast the Beijing Olympics?
NBC and its cable subsidiaries will broadcast the Beijing Olympics in the United States. USA Network will air 24-hour coverage, while the CNBC broadcast will round out more than 2,800 hours of coverage.
How can I watch the Beijing Olympics online via live stream?
The Peacock streaming service will broadcast all events from the Beijing Olympics live and additional coverage can be seen on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. For cord-cutting audiences, coverage will be provided by the Olympic Channel on Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV with a subscription.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: When are the Winter Olympics? Beijing 2022 Games start date, info