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What to Know About the 2022 Winter Olympics

When, where and who to watch in the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will officially start on Friday, February 4 with the opening ceremonies live on Peacock and NBC. The events will end on Sunday, February 20. You can view the full schedule of the Olympics events to find exact times.

Live coverage of the Opening Ceremony began at 5:30 a.m. CT on Friday, February 4 and was broadcast live on NBC. See below for the full schedule:

  • 6:30 am:  NBCU’s first-ever live morning presentation of a Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
  • 9 am – 11 am: A special edition of the Today show featuring reaction to the Opening Ceremony and athlete interviews.
  • 12 pm – 3 pm: NBCU will review the highlights of the Opening Ceremony and look ahead to the biggest storylines of the Winter Olympics with its first-ever daytime show.
  • 8 pm – 11 pm: An enhanced primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony with a special focus on the athletes of Team USA in addition to the traditional performances, pageantry, and Parade of Nations

You can watch the 2022 Winter Olympics on:

  • Peacock
  • NBC
  • USA Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Hulu+Live TV
  • FuboTV
  • SlingTV

Olympic Sports at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Nordic combined
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed skating

Americans to Watch at the 2022 Winter Olympics:

  • Snowboarding
    • Jamie Anderson: The 31 year old California native is a two time Olympic gold winner. If she wins two more medals in these events she will be the first snowboarder with that many. The events will begin February 5th.
  • Luge
    • Summer Britcher: This will be her third Olympics she will compete in. She is the last athlete to win a World Cup for team USA in any sport. This event will begin February 7th.
  • Long Track Speedskating
    • Erin Jackson (pictured above): She is the number one ranked speed skater in the world and first black woman to win the 500 meter race at the World Cup.
  • Ice Hockey
    • Hilary Knight: This is her fourth Olympic games she will compete in. She was on the 2018 gold medal team and sits in the top ranks in goals for Team USA. The first game will be against Finland on February 3rd.
  • Freestyle Skiing
    • David Wise: He is the two time defending halfpipe gold medalist and looks to defend that title.
  • Alpine Skiing
    • Mikaela Shiffrin: She is a two time gold medal winner in the 2014 and 2018 Olympic games. The women’s giant slalom contest will be February 7th.
    • Nathan Chen, Figure Skating: Originally from Salt Lake City, Chen entered his first skating competition in 2003 at the age of 4. A three-time world champion, a 2018 Olympic bronze medal and an additional nine medals from several other skating competitions are what Nathan Chen brings to the 2022 Olympics.