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Beijing 2022: All You Need To Know

Beijing Winter Olympics are coming up, much to the delight of winter sports fans. Check out the facts and figures of the Winter Olympics and the cross-country skiing and biathlon schedule.

Photo: Joel Marklund/Bildbyrån

Beijing Olympic Tower.

Where is the 2022 Winter Olympics?

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China. This will be the first time the country will host the Winter Games, although it previously hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.

The competition venues for the Olympic Games in Beijing have been divided into three areas: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

When is the 2022 Winter Olympics?

The Games start on February 4 and run until the 20th of the same month. The opening ceremony will be held on February 4.

Which Are The Sports In Beijing 2022?

The seven main sports of the Winter Olympics are biathlon, bobsled, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating, and skiing.

Within these sports, 15 disciplines will be contested in Beijing:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsled
  • Nordic Combined
  • Curling
  • Alpine skiing
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Figure skating
  • Speed skating
  • Short track speed skating
  • Ski jumping
  • Skeleton
  • Snowboarding

One hundred nine events will occur during the Games, and teams from 95 countries will compete in the Olympics.

The full Olympic program can be seen here.

Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon Areas

For cross-country skiing and biathlon, the races will be held at the Zhangjiakou complex. According to, Zhangjiakou is a popular ski destination in China, approximately 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing.

Zhangjiakou will host most of the skiing and snowboarding events of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, including cross-country skiing, biathlon, freestyle, ski jumping, and nordic combined.

National Cross-Country Skiing Center

The new National Cross-Country Skiing Center will host cross-country skiing and nordic combined events at the Winter Olympics.

Cross-country skiing schedule with dates, start time (all Beijing times) and event, can be found below:

Cross-Country Skiing Schedule – Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Center

DateStart Time (Beijing Time)Event
Saturday, February 515:45Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathon
Sunday, February 615:00Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon
Tuesday, February 816:00 Women’s Sprint Free Qualify
16:50 Men’s Sprint Free Qualify
18:30 Women’s Sprint Free Quarterfinals
18:55Men’s Sprint Free Quarterfinals
19:25Women’s Sprint Free Semifinals
19:35 Men’s Sprint Free Semifinals
19:47 Women’s Sprint Free Final
20:00Men’s Sprint Free Final
Thursday, February 1015:00Women’s 10km Classic
Friday, February 1115:00Men’s 15km Classic
Saturday, February 1215:30Women’s 4x5km Relay
Sunday, February 1315:00Men’s 4x10km Relay
Wednesday, February 1617:00Women’s Team Sprint Classic Semifinals
18:00Men’s Team Sprint Classic Semifinals
19:00Women’s Team Sprint Classic Final
19:30Men’s Team Sprint Classic Final
Saturday, February 1914:00Men’s 50km Mass Start Free
Sunday, February 2014:30Women’s 30km Mass Start Free

National Biathlon Center

The National Biathlon Center, located in Zhangjiakou City in north China’s Hebei Province, will stage the biathlon competitions.

Biathlon schedule with dates, start time (all Beijing times) and event, can be found below:

Biathlon Schedule – Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Center

DateStart Time (Beijing Time)Event
Monday, February 717:00Women’s 15km Individual
Tuesday, February 816:30Men’s 20km Individual
Friday, February 1117:00Women’s 7.5km Sprint
Saturday, February 1217:00Men’s 10km Sprint
Sunday, February 1317:00Women’s 10km Pursuit
18:45 Men’s 12.5km Pursuit
Tuesday, February 1517:00Men’s 4×7.5km Relay
Wednesday, February 1615:45 Women’s 4x6km Relay
Friday, February 1817:00Men’s 15km Mass Start
Saturday, February 1917:00Women’s 12.5km Mass Start

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Where: Beijing, China
When: February 4 to 20, 2022
What: Olympic Winter Games
What happens when: Complete schedule for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, all sports
Who: These are the cross-country teams at the 2022 Olympics: 
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