Beijing 2022 Games

Beijing 2022 Playbooks

On Oct. 25, the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and Beijing 2022 released the first version of Games Playbooks for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Please find the Playbooks for each constituent group below:

The second version of Games Playbooks is set to be published in December. We will continue to update this page as the IOC, IPC and Beijing 2022 release more information regarding their respective vaccination requirements and exemption details.

Please note the following updates from BOCOG:

  • Following the release of the Playbooks, Beijing 2022 confirmed that individuals with BOCOG-approved medical exemptions will not need to quarantine for 21 days upon arrival in Beijing; instead, they will be able to enter the Closed-Loop Management System upon arrival. 
  • Beijing 2022 will consider medical exemptions for athletes and team officials on a case-by-case basis, however, religious exemptions will not be accepted.
  • Applying for a medical exemption to meet the USOPC’s vaccination requirement is a separate process and has no bearing on the exemption process managed by any third party (e.g., the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, local organizing committee) in connection with the Beijing Games.

The USOPC is working with Beijing 2022 to learn more about its exemption application process and what the 21-day quarantine will look like upon arrival in Beijing. Please check back here for updates as more information becomes available.


USOPC Delegation Terms

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Delegation Terms outline the requirements that all U.S. delegates must acknowledge and adhere to as a condition of participation at the Games. Collectively, the U.S. delegation consists of Team USA athletes, coaches, USOPC and National Governing Body staff, executives and volunteers. 

These Terms outline specific USOPC rules related to COVID-19 safety and mitigation among other topics. Please note that by Dec. 1, 2021, all U.S. delegates and hopefuls who are included on the long list for the Beijing Games must have submitted proof of full vaccination to the USOPC or have been granted an exemption to participate at the Beijing Games. For more information on how to submit your vaccine verification or apply for an exemption, visit

The International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee have ultimate authority in governing the Olympic and Paralympic Games, along with the rules set forth by the Beijing Organizing Committee (BOCOG) and Chinese government for Beijing 2022. 

The rules and requirements outlined by the IOC, IPC and within the Beijing 2022 Playbooks govern all Games participants. The USOPC Delegation Terms do not replace these international rules; rather, they supplement them by better defining the USOPC’s own requirements and commitments.