Who’s ready for another Olympics?
Less than seven months after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended, it was time for the Beijing 2022 Games. The rapid change was due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. , pushed the event from summer 2020 to 2021. Now, the regularly scheduled Winter Olympics will begin.
The 2022 Olympics will be historic for Beijing, as it will soon become the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics. The Chinese capital hosted the Olympics in 2008, and the Games were marked by one of the most intriguing Opening Ceremonies in recent memory.
What will the city have in stock for 2022? Here’s a look at what to expect and how you can catch up on the event:
What time does the opening ceremony of the Olympics start?
With US Eastern Standard Time 13 hours behind Beijing, it will be an early morning for those in the US wanting to watch the ceremony live.
The 2022 Olympics Opening Ceremony program will begin at 6:30 a.m. ET on Friday, February 4, on NBC and Peacock.
Does the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony have a televised schedule?
Following the live broadcast, a special edition of “TODAY” will air from 9-11 a.m. ET featuring Opening Ceremony reactions and interviews with the athletes. NBC and Peacock will then show highlights of the Opening Ceremony and the run-up to the Olympics in general from 12-3 p.m. ET.
Opening Ceremony 2022 will be rebroadcast in an enhanced presentation on NBC and Peacock from 8-11 p.m. ET. The prime time edition will focus more on Team USA athletes along with ceremony performances, the Parade of Nations, and more.
How can I watch Opening Ceremony without cable?
Authenticated users can also stream all Opening Ceremony information on NBCOlympics.com and in the NBC Sports app.
Where is the opening ceremony of 2022?
The opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympics will take place at the National Stadium. The venue also hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympics 14 years ago in a dazzling display.
Along with the Opening Ceremony, the 80,000-capacity venue will also be the venue for the Closing Ceremony on February 20.
What happens during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics?
While some events begin in the two days before the Opening Ceremony, the ceremony marks the official start of the Olympics.
Among the traditional events of the Opening Ceremony is the Parade of Nations, where competitors march into the stadium under the flags of their countries. There is also the raising of the host country’s flag and the singing of the host country’s national anthem.
Another notable event is the lighting of the Olympic torch. The 2022 torch has been unable to make its usual trip from Olympia, Greece to Beijing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympic flame was lit on October 18, 2021, before heading straight to Athens before arriving in Beijing on October 20. While the Olympic torch for the Tokyo 2020 Games has a 121-day journey through Japan. , The Olympic Torch for the Beijing 2022 Games will begin just three days before the Opening Ceremony.
As far as the fire lit this year, the Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimouwho also directed the 2008 ceremony, plans to bring some innovation.
“I think it’s completely innovative and people will be surprised,” he told Xinhua..
There are also live performances during the Opening Ceremony. The 2008 edition in Beijing features around 15,000 performers, while the 2022 ceremony will feature 3,000. According to Yimou, this year’s ceremony will also last less than 100 minutes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cold weather.
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