2022 Winter Olympics is set to kick off in China's Beijing

2022 Winter Olympics is set to kick off in China
# 02 February 2022 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

The 2022 Winter Olympics is set to kick off in Beijing, China with the opening ceremony taking place on 4 February, APA reports citing Independent.

Four years on from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, counties such as Norway, the United States of America, Canada and Germany will look to dominate the medal table once again.

It was Norway who led the way with 14 golds and 39 medals overall four years ago with Great Britain winning one gold thanks to Lizze Yarnold’s defence of her skeleton title.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday 4 February at the Beijing National Stadium, with proceedings due to get underway at about midday GMT.

While the opening ceremony will be the official start of the Winter Olympics, there is action in curling, freestyle skiing, and ice hockey before the ceremonial start. The round robin phase of the curling mixed doubles kick starts the Games on Wednesday 2 February.

The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 20 February, with medals to be won in bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, and ice hockey on the final day in Beijing.

The 2022 Winter Paralympics will also be held in Beijing and follow the Olympics, running between 4 March and 13 March.