OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2022 OVERVIEW
For the first time ever, the city of Beijing will welcome winter-sport athletes from across the world to participate in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The Games of the XXIV Olympiad will be held Feb. 4-20, 2022, and include more than 2,800 athletes from approximately 90 nations. Among them, Team USA will send 223 athletes to compete in eight different sports. On the ice, the U.S. women’s ice hockey team will be looking to defend its gold medal from the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. In the mountains, Team USA will have a heavy collegiate footprint in biathlon, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. U.S. bobsledders will also seek to continue their medal run, having earned hardware at five consecutive Olympic Winter Games.
Shortly after the Olympic Winter Games, China will host the world’s best Paralympians during the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. From March 4-13, 2022, more than 736 athletes from around the globe will gather to compete across 75 medal events in five sports. Team USA will send a team of approximately 65 athletes – several of whom competed collegiately. On the ice, the men’s sled hockey team will seek to earn its fourth-consecutive gold medal after defeating Canada in overtime at the 2018 Winter Games. In the mountains, six-time Paralympic medalist Daniel Cnossen (U.S. Naval Academy) will take aim at defending titles on the biathlon and cross-country courses. Meanwhile, 2020 U.S. Paralympian Dani Aravich (Butler University) is coming off a strong performance in Tokyo and looks to represent Team USA at back-to-back summer and winter Games.
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