As the official website for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, we are providing the latest news and information on the upcoming Games.
In February 2022, Beijing will become the first city in history to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games will take place from 4-20 February, with most of the events taking place in venues located in Yanqing District to the northwest of central Beijing, and Chongli District to the northeast.
A total of 109 medal events across seven sports will be contested at Beijing 2022. These are biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating.
In addition to the competition venues, Beijing 2022 will make use of six existing venues from the 2008 Summer Olympics, including the iconic ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium and the ‘Water Cube National Aquatics Centre.
The China National Convention Centre will also be transformed into an ‘Ice Ribbon’ for curling competitions, while a new competitive venue – the Wukesong Sports Centre – will host the ice hockey tournaments.
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Details and Beijing 2022
The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, will be a winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place in Beijing, China. It will be the first time that the Winter Olympics have been held in Asia.
The event is currently scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022. This would make it the longest Winter Olympics ever, as it would overlap with the already-scheduled 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
A total of 110 events in 15 sports are expected to be held.
This will be the first edition of the Winter Olympics to feature a big air freestyle skiing competition and a mixed doubles curling tournament. Ski jumping will also return to the Winter Olympics for the first time since the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Beijing was elected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 31 July 2015. This will be the second time that Beijing has hosted the Olympic Games, after previously hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which served as the main venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics, will also be used for some of the events at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Olympics is Bing Dwen Dwen, a Chinese panda. The slogan for the games is “Heartbeat of Winter”.
As of June 2019, the cost of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics is estimated to be around US$3.5 billion.
Around 3,000 athletes from 92 countries are expected to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Preparation for Olympics Beijing 2022
The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) is responsible for the organization, management, and delivery of the Games.
The Committee was established on 8 September 2015 by the State Council of China. Its Secretary-General is Shao Qiwei, who was appointed by Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun.
The main responsibilities of the Committee are to:
* Establish and implement the overall plans for the Games;
* Coordinate the work of different departments and agencies;
* Ensure the delivery of all competition venues, hotels, and other facilities;
* Oversee transportation, security, and medical services;
* Manage volunteers and media relations;
* Promote the Games and legacy planning.
Beijing 2022 will be the first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to be held in China, and the third time that Beijing has hosted an Olympic Games, following the Summer Olympics in 2008 and the Winter Olympics in 2022.
The Chinese Government has placed great importance on the delivery of a successful Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which will showcase China as a sporting powerhouse, and help to accelerate the country’s winter sports development.
The Government has set up a special leading group to provide guidance on overall coordination and decision-making for the delivery of the Games. The group is headed by President Xi Jinping and includes Premier Li Keqiang and Wang Qishan, among other senior officials.
The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee is working closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and all relevant stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the Games.