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Beijing Olympics, All You Need to Know

David Davojans. Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

When is the Winter Olympics in 2022?

The 2022 Winter Olympics took place 6 months after the Tokyo Olympics, from Friday, February 4 to Sunday, February 20. Curling began two days before the Ceremony on Wednesday, February 2. 

Where will the Winter Olympics of 2022 be held?

China is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022. It is held in three zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. The ice sports, as well as four snow events (women’s and men’s snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air), will be contested in downtown Beijing, China’s capital. Beijing will also host both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Yanqing, a hilly suburb of China’s capital located 75 kilometers northwest of the city center, will feature Alpine skiing and sliding sports (bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge), as well as the Olympic Athletes’ village. The bulk of the ski and snowboarding sports, including freestyle, will be held in Zhangjiakou, which is around 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing, and will host the majority of the snowboarding and ski events including cross-country, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and biathlon.

Will supporters be permitted to attend the Winter Olympics in 2022?

Due to the epidemic, the International Olympic Committee declared in mid-January that only “chosen” spectators would be permitted to attend the Games. The events will not be open to fans from outside the nation, and tickets will not be available to the general public.

What are the Beijing Winter Games’ mascots?

Bing Dwen Dwen: The Olympic mascot, Bing Dwen Dwen, is a panda. The term “Bing” in Mandarin has numerous connotations, including ice, as well as purity and power. “Dwen Dwen” implies “vigorous and vivacious,” as well as “children.” The mascot is dressed entirely in ice and is meant to represent the power and energy of Olympic participants.

Rhon Shuey Shuey Rhon Rhon, the Paralympic mascot, is a Chinese lantern child with a luminous heart who represents the Paralympic athletes’ kindness, friendliness, courage, and tenacity. The Chinese lantern is a symbol of joy, harvest, and wealth in Chinese culture. Red is the most joyful color (which is appropriate given that the Games will overlap).

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