Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

By Published January 27, 2022

China is on high alert for potential Covid-19 outbreaks as it prepares to host the upcoming sport event. The 24th Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4 to 20. The venues for the Games are divided into three zones, or clusters: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou.

Elevation above sea level

Medals won by Chinese athletes

China won its first Winter Olympic medals in 1992

Stadiums repurposing

Winter Olympic Games host cities

Year Host city Country
1924 Chamonix France
1928 St Moritz Switzerland
1932 Lake Placid US
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
1940 Canceled because of World War II
1944 Canceled because of World War II
1948 St Moritz Switzerland
1952 Oslo Norway
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy
1960 Squaw Valley US
1964 Innsbruck Austria
1968 Grenoble France
1972 Sapporo Japan
1976 Innsbruck Austria
1980 Lake Placid US
1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia
1988 Calgary Canada
1992 Albertville France
1994 Lillehammer Norway
1998 Nagano Japan
2002 Salt Lake City US
2006 Torino Italy
2010 Vancouver Canada
2014 Sochi Russia
2018 Pyeongchang South Korea
2022 Beijing China
2026 Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo Italy

Covid-19 precautions during the Games

All participants arriving in China must enter a “closed loop”, which Beijing Winter Olympics organisers hope will prevent any Covid-19 outbreak among athletes, volunteers and officials from leaking into China's general population.

The closed loop will encompass living quarters, competition venues, training venues and other official facilities the public will not have access to. All participants with direct access to the events, including referees, team officials and media representatives, are required to stay inside the bubble until the end of the Games.

Creative Director Adolfo Arranz
Additional research by Jess Ma and Han Huang
Edited by Nicolas Atkin

Sources: International Olympic Committee, Topend Sports, Statista

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