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With a series of previous events, the 2022 Winter Olympics are already underway. But the official opening is yet to come. So that you have the possibility to follow it, we tell you how and where to watch the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Live.
What will the opening of Beijing 2022 be like?
As is often the case with these types of events, the details of the opening ceremony are kept under lock and key until opening day. However, it is expected to last about 100 minutes, considering the cold and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beijing 2022 official channels have also confirmed that the event will feature 3,000 performers, 95 percent of whom will be teenagers.
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The opening ceremony is led by director Zhang Yimou, a three-time Oscar nominee who was already in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Zhang has anticipated that the concept for this event will be very different from the one used 14 years ago, when the goal was to show China’s 5,000-year history to the world.
In this way, the objective is to convey that these are “simple, safe and splendid” games, as he acknowledged.
When to watch Beijing 2022 opening
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. local time on Friday, February 4, and will take place at China’s National Stadium, known as “The Bird’s Nest” and which also hosted the opening of Beijing 2008.
If you want to follow the event, these are the schedules for each of the countries:
- U.S: 7:00 a.m. ET / 4:00 a.m.
- Mexico: 6:00 am
- Argentina: 9:00 am
- Colombia: 7:00 am
- Chili: 9:00 am
- Spain: 1:00 pm
Where to see the opening of Beijing 2022
In state United, the main options to follow the opening of Beijing 2022 are the platform of streaming Peacock and NBC, which will begin coverage at 6:30 am ET / 3:30 am PT.
Peacock will broadcast live each of the events of the event, even if they are carried on other NBCUniversal channels, such as the broadcast signals NBC and CNBC or cable channel USA Network, which will also offer some events.
In addition, it is possible to follow the competitions live through the NBCOlympics.com site or the NBC Sports application (iOS, Android).
In Spain, the inauguration will be broadcast live on the open television channel Dmax and on the Eurosport 1 signal, in addition to the Eurosport mobile application (iOS, Android).
In Latin America, the start will be broadcast live and free of charge through the channel free on YouTube. Alternatively, the content will also be available on the Marca Claro mobile app (iOS, Android).
Other alternatives are open and local television channels, which you can consult in our Beijing 2022 guide.