How to Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics Online – Billboard
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Athletes from around the world gather in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The games take place from February 4 to 20, with competitions in figure skating, ice hockey, bobsleigh, curling, snowboarding, speed skating, downhill skiing and other winter sports.
Below, you’ll find a summary of what you need to know about the streaming of the Opening Ceremony and the 2022 Winter Olympics.
What time does the opening ceremony start?
The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, February 4 at the National Stadium in Beijing. Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who directed the spectacular ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, will direct this year’s event.
Details of the ceremony are of course being kept under wraps, but Yimou noted that viewers will see smaller crowds, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 100-minute ceremony will be more tech-focused and feature 3,000 actors. Since the Winter Olympics coincide with Lunar New Year celebrations in China, the opening ceremony may include elements of the holiday.
NBC and Peacock will air a primetime broadcast of the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Live coverage of the ceremony originally aired at 6:30 a.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. PT.
The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics will take place on Sunday February 20 at the National Stadium in Beijing.
How to Watch the Winter Olympics Online
Coverage of the Winter Olympics will air live on NBC and Peacock. If you’re not already subscribed to a cable or streaming plan that offers NBC, Hulu + Live TV ($69.99 per month), Philo ($25 per month), and Sling ($35 per month) are a few. -one of the best options for live TV.
To watch the Olympics on Peacock, you need to subscribe to the Premium plan ($4.99 per month). For those who prefer commercial free streaming, try Peacock Premium Plus ($9.99 per month).
With Peacock Premium and Premium Plus, users can stream all live Olympic Games events in addition to on-demand replays of live competitions. Olympics content includes three new documentaries: Interference: the Olympic scandal that shocked the world, American rock stars and picabo.
Have you ever wondered how many athletes participate in the Winter Olympics? More than 3,000 athletes from around 90 different countries will take part in the games. The US team is made up of 225 people (115 men, 109 women and one non-binary athlete). Team USA athletes include snowboard champion Chloe Kim, who could make history as the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals when she competes in the women’s snowboard halfpipe. The qualifying competition is scheduled for February 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The final will take place on February 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Speaking of snowboarding, Shaun White returns to Beijing for his fifth Olympic Games. White will compete in the men’s halfpipe snowboard qualifying race on Feb. 9 and the final on Feb. 11. Luger Chris Mazdzer, another Winter Olympics veteran, returns to the Winter Games for the fourth time.
Jamie Anderson, two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the most decorated snowboarders of the Winter Games, will compete in both slopestyle and big air events. Speed skater Maame Biney will return to the Games after making her Olympic Winter Games debut in 2018. Also returning to the Olympic Winter Games for the second time: figure skaters Nathan Chen, Karen Chen and Jason Brown ; ice hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield and speed skater Erin Jackson. Newbies include Colby Stevenson, a freestyle skier who will be making his first-ever Olympic appearance. Click here for the full Winter Olympics sports programme.
More benefits of Peacock Premium
In addition to Olympic content, Peacock gives you access to thousands of blockbuster movies and TV shows and Peacock originals such as The girl in the woods, Departure, one of us is lying, We are lady parts, saved by the bell, Dr. Death, Paris in love and The Real Housewives of Miami. Streaming packages include daily news, sports and pop culture, kids’ shows, Spanish language series, next day access to current NBC shows and more.
Another major sporting event headed to the streaming platform this month: Super Bowl LVI. The big game will air live on NBC and air on Peacock on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PST.