Winter Olympics 2022 Recap


The opening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics took place on February 4, 2022. This year’s Winter Olympics featured more sporting events than any other Winter Olympics in history. There were three competition zones: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou, China. Beijing 2022 had seven more sports than any other winter games. The seven new sports were: Women’s monobob, men’s and women’s big air skiing, mixed team relay in short track speed skating, mixed team ski jumping, mixed team snowboard cross, freestyle skiing mixed team aerials. Around 2,900 athletes competed in Beijing 2022. Ninety Olympic committees competed in this year’s Olympics. Beijing 2022 was the first Olympic games where all venues were powered by renewable energy.

The Winter Olympic events began on February 5, and the first gold medal went to the Norwegian team in the Women’s Skiathlon. The US would win 25 total medals, with 8 gold medals. One of Team USA’s best winter Olympians of all time, Shaun White, who had won 3 gold medals for team U.S.A. in previous games, retired following this year’s Olympics. Germany won all 3 medals at the Two Man Bobsled event; this was the only time in this year’s Olympics that one nation won all 3 medals at the same event. Team USA would end up placing 4th in this year’s gold medal count and 3rd in total medals with 25. The host nation of China would win 15 medals, 9 of which were gold, and place 3rd. Germany would place 2nd with 27 medals and 12 golds. The winners of this year’s Olympics were the Norwegian team with 37 medals, including 16 gold.