The 2022 Winter Olympics officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, February 4, and run through Sunday, February 20 in Beijing, China. Competition begins with early rounds of curling on Wednesday, February 2, two days before the Opening Ceremony. Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics live on Peacock: click here to sign up!
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China will be 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone, and 16 hours ahead of the Pacific Time Zone so in a similar fashion to the Tokyo Games, viewers will have access to unprecedented full-day coverage of the Opening Ceremony. Live coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Click here for a day-by-day TV viewing guide to the 2022 Winter Olympics featuring the most highly anticipated moments for each day.
The Opening Ceremony will take place at the National Stadium, which is also referred to as “The Bird’s Nest”. The stadium previously hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also served as the venue for Track and Field as well the men’s 2008 gold medal soccer game. However, the Bird’s Nest will not host any sporting competitions during the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The Beijing Winter Games will debut seven new Olympic events: Women’s Monobob, Men’s and Women’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing), Mixed Team Snowboard Cross, Mixed Team Aerials, Mixed Team Short Track Relay, and Mixed Team Ski Jumping. In total, there will be 109 medal events across 15 sports. Click here to find the full list of events.
Live coverage of the Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30 a.m. ET on Friday, February 4. See below for the full schedule:
- 6:30 am: NBCU’s first-ever live morning presentation of a Winter Games Opening Ceremony.
- 9:00 am – 11:00 am: A special edition of the Today show featuring reaction to the Opening Ceremony and athlete interviews.
- 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: NBCU will review the highlights of the Opening Ceremony and look ahead to the biggest storylines of the Winter Olympics with its first-ever daytime show.
- 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm: An enhanced primetime presentation of the Opening Ceremony with a special focus on the athletes of Team USA in addition to the traditional performances, pageantry, and Parade of Nations
When is the 2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony?
The Closing Ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 20, also at the National Stadium in Beijing.