The sports world is partying again: between February 4 and 20, 2022, the XXIV Winter Olympic Games will be held. So that you do not miss any details of the event, we tell you how and where to watch the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Under the slogan “Together for a shared future”, the competition will take place after overcoming a series of controversies due to the fears of more than a dozen delegations, who warned of the risk of espionage and possible acts of censorship by the authorities. Chinese.
Due to COVID-19, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Organizing Committee have established strict security measures to prevent contagion. In this way, there will be a “health bubble”, which will last until March 13, when the Winter Paralympic Games end.
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The “health bubble” will cover all the stadiums and competition venues, as well as accommodation, catering and the opening and closing ceremonies, as happened with Tokyo 2020. However, the events will be able to count on the public, although the capacity will be limited to citizens of mainland China.
With the aim of increasing women’s participation and attracting a younger audience, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added seven new events for Beijing 2022.
Among them, acrobatic skiing (big air freestyle) masculine and feminine; the monobob feminine; mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding; and the mixed relay in speed skating.
Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross-country) remains the only winter Olympic sport contested only by men.
In this way, 15 disciplines of seven sports will be carried out, which will award 109 gold medals:
- Ice Hockey
- Speed skating
- Acrobatic ski
- Sky jump
- Alpine ski
- Figure skating
- nordic combined
- Cross country ski
- short track speed skating
The event will feature the participation of 91 local Olympic committees, including the debuts of Haiti and Saudi Arabia, which will have a representative. Kenya, who had also qualified an athlete, withdrew.
The United States arrives with a delegation of 222 athletes, but will be led by the powerful Norway (83 representatives), Germany (148) and Canada (215), who occupied the first three places in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, South Korea .
Latin America, meanwhile, will be represented by Argentina (6 athletes), Bolivia (2), Brazil (11), Chile (4), Colombia (3), Ecuador (1), Mexico (4), Peru (1) and Puerto Rico (2).
Norway and the United States, which have participated in 23 of the 24 editions of the Winter Olympics, lead the historical medal table with 132 and 105 gold medals, respectively. In addition, they are the countries that have won the most medals.
Russia, which will compete under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), appears in ninth place in history with 47 medals, although some of them were won by the Soviet Union.
Like Tokyo 2020, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics can be followed live via streaming services or free platforms, depending on where you live.
Other alternatives to follow the opening of the Olympic Games are the applications of Beijing 2022 or the official Web sitewhich will also deliver information online.
In the United States, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is the number one choice for following the Winter Olympics, promising more than 2,800 hours of event programming through February 20, 2022.
The platform broadcasts each of the events of the event live, even if they are broadcast by other NBCUniversal channels, such as the open signals NBC and CNBC or the cable channel USA Network, which will also offer some events.
In Spain, the event comes through the open television channel Dmax, which is also available on multiple cable operators.
In Latin America, the event is broadcast live and free on YouTube, thanks to an exclusive agreement with Marca Claro. Alternatively, the content will also be available on the Marca Claro mobile app (iOS, Android).
The traditional or cable channels that transmit the Winter Olympics are the following:
- Argentina: Sure Sports.
- Bolivia: Sure, Bolivision Network
- Brazil: TV Globe
- Canada: CBC, Radio Canada, Bell Media (TSN or RDS), Rogers Media (Sportsnet), Telelatino Network.
- chili: Sure, TVN.
- Colombia: Sure, Caracol TV.
- Costa Rica: Sure, Reptel
- Dominican Republic: Sure, Latin Antenna
- Ecuador: Clear RTS TVC
- The Savior: Claro, Salvadoran Media Network
- Spain: Dmax, Eurosport.
- U.S: Peacock, NBC, USA, CNBC
- Guatemala: Sure, Guatemalan Television
- Honduras: Sure, VTV
- Mexico: Clear
- Nicaragua: Sure, Ratensa
- Panama: Clear
- Paraguay: Sure, SNT.
- Peru: sure, ATV
- Puerto Rico:NBC
- Uruguay: Claro Sports, Channel 5
- Venezuela: Clear