2022 Winter Olympics: Schedule, Live TV Channel, Match & Time-Table…The 2022 Winter Olympics (北京冬奥会 Běijīng Dōngàohuì /bay-jing dong-ao-way/), also known as Beijing 2022, is scheduled to take place from February 4 to February 20, 2022, which is in the Chinese New Year period (from February 1, 2022). Beijing, the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics, is partnering with Zhangjiakou, home to yet more high-quality ski resorts, to host the winter games. Scroll down to find information on venues, tickets, and recommended travel solutions for attending this grand international event.
Bids for the Winter Olympics 2022:
- In 2013, Kraków (Poland), Lviv (Ukraine), Stockholm (Sweden), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Oslo (Norway), and Beijing (China) submitted their applications to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- In July of 2014, three cities including Almaty, Oslo, and Beijing moved to the candidate phase.
- In October of 2014, Oslo withdrew its application due to its lack of political support, leaving Almaty and Beijing as the final candidates.
- On July 31 of 2015, beating Almaty by 4 votes, Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Dates Details:
February 2–3: preliminary competitions for ice hockey, curling, and freestyle skiingAdvertisement
February 4: Opening Ceremony
February 4–20: events, competitions, and finals
February 20: Closing Ceremony
Beijing Winter Olympics Events 2022:
A total of 109 events in 15 disciplines of 7 sports are set to take place in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
|Sport||Discipline||Number of Events|
|Ice Hockey||Ice Hockey||2|
|Short Track Speed Skating||9|
New Events for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics:
Seven new events have been added for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. For the first time, a female athletes percentage of over 45.44% to attend the winter games has been reached, making Beijing 2022 probably the most gender-balanced Winter Olympics to date.
|Discipline||Newly Added Event|
|Short Track Speed Skating||Team Relay|
|Ski Jumping||Mixed Team|
|Freestyle Skiing||Men’s Big Air|
|Women’s Big Air|
|Aerials Mixed Team|
|Snowboard||Snowboard Cross Mixed Team|
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Tickets:
On Sep. 30, 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced that tickets for Beijing 2022 will be sold exclusively to spectators residing in China’s mainland. Ticket rates and booking procedures have not yet been made available [September 2021].
According to the bidding report sent to IOC in 2015, there would be three types of tickets, tickets for the opening ceremony, tickets for events competitions, and tickets for the closing ceremony, costing from 50 to 4,882 CNY (approximately 8–787 USD) per ticket.
The highest ticket prices are for the opening and closing ceremonies, ranging from 732 to 4,882 CNY (about 118 to 787 USD). Tickets for popular events are about 149 to 1,464 CNY (about 24–236 USD), and tickets for general events are around 50 to 490 CNY (about 8 to 79 USD).
How to Get Tickets for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics?
Tickets for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are not on sale yet, but when they are, you should buy them online or on arrival for the less popular events.
Online, you should be able to buy tickets through the official 2022 Winter Olympics website or Alibaba’s Damai, which only has a Chinese version.
Tickets for hot events will easily sell out. For a worry-free 2022 Winter Olympics experience, purchasing tickets through an early booking with a travel agency offering convenient private transfers to the correct venues is recommended. You can contact our Winter Olympics expert for event tickets and a full range of travel services.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Location & Map:
The winter games will be held in three competition clusters in Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. The Beijing Cluster will host all the ice events and two snow events: big air snowboard and freestyle skiing. Yanqing Cluster will host the alpine skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge events. Yanqing is a mountainous suburban district of Beijing, home to the Badaling and Juyongguan sections of the Great Wall. All the other snow events will take place in the Zhangjiakou Cluster. Zhangjiakou is a popular skiing destination in China, neighboring Beijing, in Hebei Province.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Venues Details:
To host the winter games, 25 venues in the three clusters will be used, including 12 competition venues, 3 training venues, 3 Olympic villages, 3 medals plazas, 3 media centers, and 1 ceremony venue.
Beijing 2022 Competition Venues:
There are 12 competition venues: 6 in Beijing, 2 in Yanqing, and 4 in Zhangjiakou. All ice sports and 4 snow events are staged in the Beijing cluster. The Yanqing cluster will host the alpine skiing, bobsleigh, and luge events, while other snow-based events will take place in the Zhangjiakou cluster. Here’s a list of the 12 competition venues with their sports/disciplines:
|Beijing Cluster||Capital Indoor Stadium||Short Track Speed Skating|
|National Speed Skating Oval (newly built)||Speed Skating|
|National Indoor Stadium||Ice Hockey|
|Wukesong Sports Centre|
|National Aquatics Center||Curling|
|Shougang Big Air (newly built)||Freestyle Skiing|
|Yanqing Cluster||Yanqing National Alpine Skiing Centre (newly built)||Alpine Skiing|
|Yanqing National Sliding Centre (newly built)||Bobsleigh|
|Zhangjiakou Cluster||Zhangjiakou Genting Snow Park||Freestyle Skiing|
|Zhangjiakou National Ski Jumping Centre (newly built)||Ski Jumping||Nordic Combined|
|Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre (newly built)||Cross-Country Skiing|
|Zhangjiakou National Biathlon Centre (newly built)||Biathlon|
Beijing 2022 Non-Competition Venues:
The Beijing 2022 non-competition venue host the opening, closing, and medal ceremonies, athlete accommodation and training, and media centers.
|Ceremony Venue||National Stadium (Bird’s Nest)||For the opening and closing ceremonies|
|Capital Skating Oval||For training|
|Capital Indoor Stadium Training Hall|
|Capital Short Track Speed Skating Hall|
|Beijing Winter Olympic Village||Around 2,300 beds|
|Yanqing Winter Olympic Village||Around 1,430 beds|
|Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village||Around 2,640 beds|
|China National Convention Center||Main Press Center (MPC);
International Broadcasting Center (IBC)
|Yanqing Mountain Media Center||Mountain Media Centers (MMC)|
|Zhangjiakou Mountain Media Center|
|Beijing Medals Plaza||For medals ceremonies|
|Yanqing Medals Plaza|
|Zhangjiakou Medals Plaza|
Post Games Use of the Venues — Legacy Plan
Except for the temporary venues, all the other venues will be fully used after the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle for Chinese people and a low-carbon economy. The competition venues will be used for sports competitions, athlete and youth sports training, exhibitions, cultural and civic activities, etc. Olympic Villages will be used as tourist resorts, hotels, housing rental, public parks, etc.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascot:
China is the home of pandas, which lend themselves adorably to mascot use. To reflect this Olympic Games being in winter, the mascot for Beijing 2022 has been designed as a panda clothed in a suit of ice.
The cute name for this panda is Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩 Bīng Dūndūn /bing-dwnn-dwnn/). “Bing” means ‘ice’, and “Dwen Dwen” (literally ‘block block’) means robust, lovely, and lively, like a child next door, in Chinese.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Emblem:
Inspired by the Chinese character “冬” (dōng ‘winter’), the emblem of Beijing 2022 was designed using an artistic rendering of Chinese calligraphy and named ‘Winter Dream’. The flowing ribbon-like motif resembles a skater in its upper part and a skier in its lower part. The color of the emblem is mainly blue, representing dreams, the future, and the purity of ice and snow. The other two colors are red and yellow, which are the colors of China’s national flag, represent the passion, youth, and vitality of the Olympics.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Torch:
The torch for Beijing 2022, named ‘Flying Raising’ (飞扬 Fēiyáng /fay-yang/), features a similar design to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics in order to honor Beijing as the first city to host both a summer Olympics and a winter Olympics.
The design of the torch is full of Chinese tradition. The colors of the torch are silver and red, with patterns of ‘lucky clouds’ (祥云 Xiángyún /sshyang-ywnn/) and paper-cut snowflakes from the bottom up to the flame. The flame part is designed as two overlapping fluttering ribbons. Two torches can be closely interlocked when exchanging the flame.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics’ Motto, Vision & Mission:
Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow
A joyful rendezvous upon pure ice and snow uniting the passion of hundreds of millions for winter sports
To deliver a fantastic, extraordinary, and excellent Beijing 2022 Games that is green, inclusive, open, and clean
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Hotels:
Hotels in the Beijing Cluster
As one of the 10 largest cities in the world, you will have a big range of choices for where to stay in Beijing, no matter your budget or travel times.
For your convenience in attending the Winter Games Opening Ceremony, hotels like north Star Yayuncun Hotel Beijing and North Star Continental Grand Hotel, in the Olympic Green Area should be your first choice. But their rooms will easily be overbooked, and room rates will double or triple during Beijing 2022.
If sightseeing is your main purpose with 1–2 days for attending the games, you may consider staying in the Qianmen Area Wangfujing Area for their shopping and eating convenience. There are hotels of all levels to choose from.
To experience old Beijing and get close to local life, an overnight stay in a traditional courtyard hotel in the Hutong Area is recommended. These hotels are located in narrow lanes without any vehicles and can offer a luxury experience.
Hotels in the Zhangjiakou Cluster:
Chongli District in Zhangjiakou Prefecture is a winter paradise for skiers in China, with many high-end ski resorts and international hotel chains. Holiday Inn Express Zhangjiakou Park View in downtown Zhangjiakou and Thaiwoo Hotel, Hyatt Place Chongli, and Eagle’s Nest Youth Hostel in Thaiwoo Ski Resort are good choices. Have difficulty in choosing a suitable hotel or are unsure of which cluster to stay at? Contact our hotel experts to recommend suitable hotels.
Hotels in the Yanqing Cluster:
Yanqing is a mountainous suburb of Beijing with not so many choices of hotels. But, thanks to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, more new hotels including luxury hotels have been built. The Crowne Plaza Beijing Badaling and Holiday Inn Express Beijing Badaling are located close to the National Sliding Centre, and so are good choices if you want to watch the Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Skeleton, and Luge events.