The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are set to start subsequent month, with the Video games that includes 13 totally different venues.
Cut up in three totally different zones — Beijing metropolis centre, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou — the Video games will probably be formally kicking off with a February 4 opening ceremony.
Right here’s a peek on the venues you’ll be seeing in February, in addition to in March’s Paralympic occasions:
Seven venues will probably be hosted within the Beijing metropolis centre, which can be dwelling to an Olympic Village for two,300 athletes and officers.
The Beijing Zone options 5 “legacy venues” that have been used through the 2008 Summer season Olympics.
Nationwide Stadium — “The Hen’s Nest”
Occasions: Opening/closing ceremonies
Essentially the most iconic lasting of the venues from the 2008 Video games, the “Hen’s Nest” stadium will probably be host to the Olympics’ opening ceremonies on February 4 and the closing ceremonies on February 20.
Nationwide Aquatics Centre
Occasions: Curling/ Wheelchair Curling
Generally known as the “Water Dice” through the 2008 Olympics swimming occasions that featured Michael Phelps profitable eight gold medals, the newly reworked area will match a capability of 4,500 for the curling and wheelchair curling occasions.
The Nationwide Aquatics Centre aka The Water Dice’s dramatic transformation to grow to be the ‘Ice Dice,’ #Beijing2022‘s #curling venue, began yesterday! The undertaking is about to finish by July 2020 – simply in time for take a look at occasions! pic.twitter.com/SoDk7EvYfl
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) December 27, 2018
Capital Indoor Stadium
Occasions: Quick Monitor Pace Skating, Determine Skating
The host of the 2008 Olympic volleyball event, Capital Indoor Stadium has beforehand hosted NBA exhibition sport between the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. The Video games’ oldest venue, it was initially constructed in 1968 and boasts a capability of 17,345.
Wukesong Sports activities Centre
Occasions: Ice Hockey
Hearken to the sound of the skates carving into the ice as #Beijing2022 Ice Hockey 🏒🥅take a look at actions proceed on the Wukesong Sports activities Centre. ✨Let’s have fun the velocity, depth and pleasure of this common winter workforce sport!
📸:Cui Jun, Fan Di & Hu Jiali pic.twitter.com/YYUqURnAej
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) November 12, 2021
With a capability of 18,000, Wukesong Sports activities Centre would be the primary venue for males’s and girls’s hockey medal occasions. The venue was utilized in 2008 as a part of the basketball event, and is the present dwelling area of the KHL’s Kunlun Crimson Star.
Nationwide Indoor Stadium
Occasions: Ice Hockey / Para Ice Hockey
The secondary venue for hockey, the stadium which is nicknamed “The Fan” hosted rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, and handball in 2008, in addition to the ladies’s hockey world championships in 2015.
Nationwide Pace Skating Oval
Occasions: Pace Skating
Newly constructed for 2022, the oval has picked up the nickname “The Ice Ribbon.” Whereas it clearly wasn’t host to any occasions in 2008, it was constructed on the previous floor used for archery and discipline hockey.
Large Air Shougang
Occasions: Freestyle Snowboarding Large Air, Snowboard Large Air
Constructed on a former metal mill web site, the Shougang location is the primary Olympic to be a everlasting Large Air venue.
Two venues are on the Yanqing zone, 75 kilometres northwest of Beijing’s metropolis centre, internet hosting 4 occasions. Close by is the Badaling part of the Nice Wall of China.
Nationwide Sliding Centre
Occasions: Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge
The Nationwide Sliding Centre is simply the third sliding observe in all of Asia, in addition to the primary in China. It has a capability of 10,000 unfold throughout the observe — 2,000 sitting with one other 8,000 spots accessible in standing room.
Nationwide Alpine Ski Centre
Occasions: Alpine Snowboarding / Para Alpine Snowboarding
One in all two mountain venues of the Video games, the Nationwide Alpine Ski Centre has seven totally different programs throughout the Xiaohaituo Mountain Space.
Situated 180 kilometres northwest of Beijing, the Zhangjiakou zone is accessible through a brand new high-speed prepare that can take athletes and officers between competitors zones in below an hour.
Genting Snow Park
Occasions: Freestyle Snowboarding, Snowboarding / Para snowboarding
📸: Liu Xuzhong pic.twitter.com/m1AXntWEVX
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) February 14, 2020
Nationwide Biathlon Centre
Occasions: Biathlon / Para Biathlon & Para Cross-Nation Snowboarding
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The Nationwide Biathlon Centre will host one of many Video games’ extra distinctive occasions that mixes snowboarding with taking pictures.
Nationwide Cross-Nation Centre
Occasions: Cross-Nation, Nordic Mixed (Cross-Nation)
Internet hosting the cross-country snowboarding occasion, this venue will probably be transformed right into a park space and outside ice centre following the Video games, with plans to host tenting, sports activities, and occasions.
Nationwide Ski Leaping Centre
Occasions: Ski Leaping, Nordic Mixed (Ski Leaping)
Even our venue shines so brightly at evening,
Take a look at the celebs, as they twinkle within the lights,
Now it is time for our skiers to take flight.
#Beijing2022 #Zhangjiakou #skijumping #skijumpingfamily pic.twitter.com/cbDokrCQIZ
— Beijing 2022 (@Beijing2022) February 23, 2021
Final however not least is the ski leaping course, which has picked up the nickname “Snow Ruyi” after its resemblance to a standard Chinese language sceptre.