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The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games officially open on 4 February 2022, though competition will start two days prior to the Opening Ceremony with preliminary games in curling and ice hockey. The Games will come to an end at the Closing Ceremony, scheduled for 20 February 2022.
The next Olympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing, the People's Republic of China, making the Chinese capital the first city to host both Summer and Winter editions of the Olympics (Beijing previously hosted the Olympic Summer Games in 2008).
Tickets will be sold exclusively to spectators residing in China's mainland, who meet the requirements of the COVID-19 countermeasures. Specific requirements on COVID-19 countermeasures for spectators from China’s mainland and the details of ticketing arrangements are under discussion and development and will be released to the public in due course once they are finalised.
You will be able to watch every moment from the Olympic Games Beijing 2022 live thanks to our Official Olympic Broadcast Partners. They will bring all the excitement and drama of the Olympic Games to you, live & on-demand, with the most comprehensive, relevant and tailored offerings wherever you are.
A giant panda named Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩) is the official mascot of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

“Bing” means ice and also symbolises purity and strength, and “Dwen Dwen” represents children. The mascot embodies the strength and willpower of athletes and will help to promote the Olympic spirit.

Read more about the Beijing 2022 mascot here.
The Winter Olympic Games are held once every four years in different cities across the world.

From 1924 to 1992, the Summer and Winter Games were each held in the same year, every four years. Since then, the Summer and Winter Games are each still held every four years but the Summer Games are celebrated during the first year of an Olympiad (a four-year period) and the Winter Games are held in the third year.
The first Winter Olympic Games were held from 25 January to 5 February 1924 in Chamonix, France.
More than 250 athletes from 16 nations competed in 16 events contested in five sports.
With a total of 368 medals, Norway is the most successful nation in Winter Olympic history; this tally includes 132 gold medals, 125 silver, and 111 bronze.
Events will be held in 15 disciplines across seven sports at the Beijing 2022 Games.

109 sets of medals will be awarded, seven more than there were at PyeongChang 2018. New events will be contested in bobsleigh, short track, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, and snowboard.

Read more about the sports events at Beijing 2022 here.

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