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The 2022 Winter Olympics are ready to start in Beijing. The time zone difference between China and the US can make it hard to figure out when, but we’re here to help.
When does the Olympics start?
The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday night, at 8 p.m. Beijing time. That would be 7 a.m. EST and 4 a.m. pacific time. Unlike some years ago, NBC will broadcast the ceremony live in the United States in the morning and then repeat in prime time.
Some preliminary events will be held through the end of Friday. But most sporting activities begin on Saturday, February 5.
What is the time zone difference?
Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. So when it’s dark in China, it’s light in the United States and vice versa.
For a quick conversion, subtract Beijing time by one, and flip the am and pm hours to get Eastern time. So 8pm in Beijing is 7am Eastern. And 11 a.m. in Beijing is 10 p.m. in the East, a day before.
Many important events will be held in the evenings in Beijing, and therefore early in the morning for US audiences.
How can I watch the Olympics?
NBC, the broadcaster in the United States, had previously reserved some morning events for prime time television broadcasts. But the network will also stream or televise nearly every event for those who want to watch it in real time. In many cases, especially for West Coast audiences, watching events live will require waking up very early.
NBC has said that it plans to cover every event on NBC stations, NBCUniversal-owned cable channels, nbcolympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will broadcast the Olympics in Canada.
How are the Olympics structured?
After the opening ceremony, the Congress took place for 16 days. Many events, especially figure skating, Alpine skiing, hockey, and billiards, span nearly every day of the Olympics. Others include shorter periods: For example, Luge is held during the first week, mostly bobsled during the second week.
Figure skating when?
Early! The team event, which includes many top stars, will get underway on Friday, even before the opening ceremony. The men’s individual competition begins on Tuesday morning, February 8, which is Monday night in the United States. The men’s final took place two days later.
Then, after ice dancing on February 12 and 14, the women have their short shows on February 15, in the evenings in Beijing and in the mornings in the United States. Freestyle skating will decide on a medal on February 17. The figure skating competition ends with a pair event on February 18 and 19.
When to ski?
Men’s alpine skiing kicks off Alpine skiing on Sunday morning (Saturday night in the US) and the competition continues throughout the Olympics with a gold medal event nearly every day.
When does hockey take place?
The women’s competition begins on Thursday, the day before the opening ceremony. The American women opened with Finland at 9:10 p.m. (8:10 a.m. EST). The men’s won’t get underway until February 9. Gold medal matches are on February 16 at 11:10 p.m. EST for women and February 19 at 11:10 p.m. EST for male.
When to curl your hair?
The first matches in mixed doubles start on Wednesday. The game of flexing continued every day until the end of the Olympics.
What are some new events?
No new sports have been added, but there are some new events within existing sports. One of the most remarkable will be monobob, a sleigh race for one woman. In addition, there is a new “big air” freestyle ski jump event and a number of competitions for men, including a cross-country ski relay, a short track relay, and other events. team event of ski jumping and freestyle skiing.
When does the Olympics end?
The final events will be held on Sunday, February 20, Beijing time, and the closing ceremony is scheduled for that evening at 8 p.m. in Beijing, or 7 a.m. local time. Eastern and 4 a.m. Pacific Time.
When does the Paralympic Games take place?
The Winter Olympics will open on March 4 and end on March 13.
Where can I find the full Olympics schedule?
The New York Times’s Olympic results The page lists the date and time of every medal event in Eastern time and will show who has won gold, silver, and bronze.
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