Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics

February 7, 2022

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Let the games begin! The opening ceremony festivities and events started just a few days ago for the 24th Winter Olympic Games held in Beijing. Though tickets are exclusively available to residents of China’s mainland due to COVID-19 precautions, you can partake in the excitement by checking your local broadcasting schedule. China last hosted the Olympic Games 14 years ago, and Beijing is the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games. This year, 109 medals will be awarded for events in 15 disciplines, with 7 new events: Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Aerials, Mixed Team Short Track Relay, and Mixed Team Ski Jumping. A giant panda named Bing Dwen Dwen is the official mascot of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. “Bing” means ice and also symbolizes purity and strength, and “Dwen Dwen” represents children. The mascot embodies the strength and willpower of athletes and will help to promote the Olympic spirit. The Games will come to an end at the Closing Ceremony, scheduled for February 20th.