2022 Winter Olympics
The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIVes Jeux olympiques d’hiver; Chinese: 第二十四届冬季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin: Dì Èrshísì Jiè Dōngjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì), and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighbouring Hebei province, China.
Beijing was elected as the host city in July 2015 at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These Games will be the first Winter Olympics ever to be held in China, the fourth Winter Olympics held in East Asia, and the last of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. With its previous hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing will be the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics: there are plans to utilize many of the same venues that were used for the 2008 Games, including its indoor venues, and Beijing National Stadium as ceremonies venue.
Bidding of 2022 Winter Olympics
The IOC announced the bid schedule in October 2012 and the deadline was November 14, 2013. On July 7, 2014, the executive committee of the IOC reviewed the bidding situation of all the bidding cities and selected Oslo (Norway), Almaty (kazakhstan) and Beijing (China) as the final candidate cities. The Chinese capital Beijing was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Beijing received 44 votes to Almaty’s 40.
Following the election, representatives from Beijing signed the host city contract (HCC) with IOC President Thomas Bach. This is the first time the HCC has gone public, as a result of the Olympic Agenda 2020 proposal, a reform package that has dramatically changed the selection process for host cities.
Therefore, after the successful hosting of the 2008 summer Olympics, Beijing will become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.
See Bidding for 2022 Winter Olympics.
Three Competition Zones of 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing will host all the ice events (curling, ice hockey and skating) and four snow events (snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air, men’s and women’s); Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing (80km to the northwest), is to host the alpine skiing and sliding (bobsleigh, skeleton and luge) events; Zhangjiakou, further to the northwest in the neighbouring Hebei province, will host all the other snow events (snowboard, freestyle skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon) in its Chongli district, a popular skiing destination.
Olympic Green venues:
- Beijing National Aquatics Center – curling / 4,000 existing/renovated
- Beijing National Indoor Stadium – ice hockey / 18,000 existing
- Beijing National Stadium – opening and closing ceremonies / 80,000 existing
- Beijing Winter Olympics Village – new
New buildings will be built in another place at the Olympic Green, will not be the same village used in 2008. These buildings are already definitely housing since the end of 2008.
- National Speed Skating Oval – speed skating / 12,000 new
- China National Convention Center – MPC/IBC / existing
- Other Venues
- Capital Indoor Stadium – figure skating, short track speed skating / 15,000 existing
- Wukesong Sports Centre – ice hockey / 10,000 existing
- Shijingshan District – snowboarding (Big Air), freestyle skiing (Big Air) – TBA new
- Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field – alpine skiing 15,000
- Xiaohaituo Bobsleigh, skeleton and Luge Track – bobsleigh, luge, skeleton / 5,000 new
- Yanqing MMC: Media Center
- Yanqing Olympic Village / new
- Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center – cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing) 15,000
- Kuyangshu Ski Jumping Field – ski jumping, Nordic combined (ski jumping) 10,000
- Hualindong Ski Resort – biathlon 15,000
- Genting Hotel – Media Center
- Genting Snow Park – snowboarding (slopestyle, halfpipe), freestyle skiing 5,000
- Taiwu Ski Resort – snowboarding (cross), freestyle skiing 10,000
- Wanlong Ski Resort – snowboarding (parallel slalom) 5,000
- Zhangjiakou Olympic Village
Sports of 2022 Winter Olympics
The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include 109 events over 15 disciplines in 7 sports.
|Ice Hockey||Ice hockey|
|Skating||Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating, Speed Skating|
|Skiing||Alpine Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding|
Seven New Sports of 2022 Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has announced that seven new winter sports will be incorporated into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The new sports are:
- Women’s monobob sled
- Short track mixed team relay
- Ski jumping mixed team event
- Freestyle skiing big air (men and women)
- Aerials mixed team event
- Snowboard cross mixed team event
Beijing 2022’s sports programme will bring about the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with more female athletes (45.44 percent) and women’s events than at any previous Games.
Olympic Tour with China Dragon Tours
Normally Beijing is a must-visit site on any visitor’s itinerary, which is the capital of China that will give you a best chance to stroll among numerous historical sites to explore the old history and fantastic culture of China. The Olympic Green, National Stadium and National Aquatics Center are three architectures constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympic.
In 2022 Winter Olympics, the Beijing Competition Zone will be home to three Olympic winter sports, namely Curling, Ice Hockey and Skating. It will group 12 venues, including eight that were legacy from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, three newly-built, and one temporary.
Beijing Olympic Tour packages are completely customizable to allow you to enjoy a personalized experience to this incredible event. Our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Specialists will help you design your Winter Games experience. The Winter Games are always a popular event and we’re proud to offer our guests the best of Beijing.
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