The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place from Friday February 4 to Sunday February 20 in Beijing, China, just six months after the Tokyo Games. Around 3,000 athletes are expected to compete in around 95 countries and 45% of these athletes are expected to be women, the highest percentage in Olympic Winter Games history.
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The 2022 Winter Olympics will feature seven new Olympic events: Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Jumps, Mixed Short Track Team Relay and mixed team ski jumping. So instead of the 102 medal-winning events we witnessed in PyeongChang, there will now be a total of 109 medal-winning events in 15 sports. See below for more information on which sports will be contested.
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Mikaela shiffrin, Nathan Chen, and Shaun White are just a few of the big stars expected to represent the US team at the Beijing Winter Games. Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Edwards, Colo., Competed in a total of five events at the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games combined, however, the Beijing calendar allows her to compete in five events in 2022. Chen , a native of Salt Lake City, is the reigning three-time world champion in men’s singles. Despite a tough start to the season at Skate America, Chen remains the favorite for gold if he skates at his best. White, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Carlsbad, Calif., Could become the first snowboarder to win four career Olympic medals.
What sports will be played at the 2022 Winter Olympics?
- Alpine skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Figure skating
- Freestyle skiing
- Nordic combined
- Short track
- Ski jumping
- Speed skating
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