1000 Days Until the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

May 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. (ET)

Beijing is set to become the first city in the world to host both a summer and winter Olympic Games. The theme for the Games, "Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow,” hopes to attract millions of people across the world. More than 100 events in seven Olympic winter sports will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou.

Beijing will host all the ice events (curling, ice hockey and skating) and four snow events (snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air), making full use of the legacy venues of Beijing 2008. Yanqing, a suburban district of Beijing and home to the famous  stretches of the Great Wall, will host alpine skiing and sliding (bobsleigh, skeleton and luge) events. Zhangjiakou, in the neighboring Hebei province, will host all other events (snowboard, freestyle skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon). The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, to be completed by the end of 2019, will cut travel time from Beijing to Yanqing to 20 minutes, and from Beijing to Zhangjiakou to 50 minutes.

The addition of seven new events -- women’s monobob, freestyle skiing big air, mixed relay in short track speed skating, ski jumping, freestyle skiing aerials and snowboard cross -- to Beijing 2022’s programs will bring about the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with more female athletes (45.44 percent) and women's events any previous Games. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will take place in February, coinciding with the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), the most important holiday in China.

Information in this article from https://www.olympic.org/beijing-2022

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