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Guide to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

January 24, 2022 6 min read

The year we have all been waiting for, the 2022 Winter Olympics, is here. They will be held in Beijing, China, making Beijing the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The Winter Olympic Games will begin on Friday the 4th of February and close on Sunday the 20th of February.

Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics runs across 17 days jam-packed with various thrilling events. Athletes will come together from all around the globe to go head-to-head in a record of 109 events, over 15 disciplines in 7 sports. Seven new events are making their debut for the 2022 Winter

Olympic Games:

  • Men's and women's big air freestyle
  • Women's monobob
  • Mixed team competitions:
    • Freestyle skiing aerials
    • Ski jumping
    • Snowboard cross
  • Mixed relay in short track speed skating.

Around 2,900 athletes will compete in this year's events, with the most gender-balanced edition of the Olympic Winter Games to date – 55 percent male / 45 percent female. There are three separate competition zones, Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou, incorporating 13 competition venues.

2022 Winter Olympic Games Events

Snow Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Cross-Country
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Nordic Combined
  • Ski Jumping
  • Snowboarding

Ice Sports

  • Curling
  • Figure Skating
  • Hockey
  • Short Track
  • Speed Skating

Sliding Sports

  • Luge
  • Bobsled
  • Skeleton

Where Can You Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Channel 7 and Channel 7plus are Australia's hosts for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. You will be able to watch it for free throughout the 17 days by making an account through Channel 7 online, and you'll have access to any event at any time.

Click the link to find out the schedule:

2022 Winter Olympic Games Uniform

In partnership with Sportscraft and Volley, Australia's Winter Olympic formal uniforms for 2022 are exceptional. The uniform's unique part is featured inside the coat, highlighting the names of all 265 Australian Winter Olympians, from our first Winter competitor Kenneth Kennedy in 1936 to Olympic champions like Alisa Camplin, Torah Bright, and Steven Bradbury.

The uniform incorporates a tapered chino pant in an emerald hue along with a grey marle crew neck knit for the males and a turtleneck knit for the female athletes. The uniform is finished with the official wool scarf, necktie, and belt. Volley helped design a limited-edition version of their Overgrip boot, with an embossed Australian Olympic Team logo and iconic herringbone-patterned sole. The 2022 Winter Olympic Games uniform is stunning, with an authentic Australian touch, bringing the athletes together throughout the games.

Some of the Australian Athletes Heading to 2022 Winter Olympic Games:

Over the past few months, our Australian Athletes have been fighting hard to qualify for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. With various events running throughout the end of 2021 into January 2022, athletes are overseas working hard on the slopes.

We will have a plethora of athletes to watch this year, with some athletes making a return to the Olympic games and others heading out for their debut.

Making Australian history are two incredible Curling athletes, Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt. The pair have recently been announced to make their debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics, making them Australia's first Olympic curlers.

Just one month after snapping his collarbone in a training crash, Matt Graham has made a miraculous return to the jumps, training hard for his third Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kerry and Craine Australian Figure Skaters lock in a spot to go head to head against other nations in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Jackie Narracott wins her first World Cup in the skeleton event in St Moritz, shooting her into the Winter Olympics. Jackie broke the track record with a time of 1:08.72 seconds on her first run.

Brendan Corey will make his Olympic debut in the men's short track speed skating, competing in the 500m and 1000m events.

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced six cross country skiers and four alpine athletes selected in the Australian Olympic Team for Beijing.

Cross Country:

  • Phillip Bellingham equals the most Olympic appearances by an Australian cross country skier, and just the third athlete to be named to his third Olympic Team.
  • Casey Wright and Jess Yeaton will compete at their second Games.
  • Lars Young Vik, Seve de Campo and Hugo Hinckfuss will make their Olympic debut.

Alpine Athletes:

  • Alpine skier Greta Small has been named for her third Games, behind only Zali Steggall (four) in Australian alpine Olympic appearances, and will contest the downhill, super-G and alpine combined events.
  • Madison Hoffman, Louis Muhlen-Schulte and Katie Parker will make their debuts, all competing in both the slalom and giant slalom events. (Update - Sadly Madison Hoffman was ruled out just 5 days before her olympic debut due to a knee injury)

Eight mogul athletes and three aerial skiers have been announced in the Australian Winter Olympic Team for Beijing by the Australian Olympic Committee.

Aerial Skiers:

  • Reigning world champion Laura Peel will hit the slopes in Beijing, becoming just the third woman to complete a quadruple-twisting triple backflip. The 32-year-old will head into her third Olympics, an athlete to watch closely.
  • Multiple World Cup medallist Danielle Scott will both compete in their third Games.
  • Gabi Ash making her Olympic debut in aerial skiing.

Mogul Athletes:

  • Achieving the maximum possible quota of four men and four women in moguls, the team boasts a wealth of experience. Britt Cox is the second mogul athlete to be selected for her fourth Olympic Team.
  • Jakara Anthony and Taylah O’Neill will compete at their second Games.
  • Sophie Ash makes it an Ash family double, selected for her Olympic debut alongside sister Gabi.
  • Reigning silver medallist Matt Graham and Brodie Summers both return for their third Olympics.
  • James Matheson will contest his second Games with Cooper Woods to make his Olympic debut.


The Australian Olympic Committee has announced 11 snowboarders to the Australian Olympic Team for Beijing.

  • In Snowboard Cross, reigning Olympic silver medallist Jarryd Hughes,
  • Belle Brockhoff is one of the leaders of Australia’s exciting new crop of Winter Athletes. With only 3 to 4 months on snow per year, she already overcame a serious knee injury to compete in 2018 and is now ranked third overall in the SBX World Cup standings. Belle is ready to conquer the slopes this year a chase a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Games.
  • Cam Bolton will all compete at his third Olympic Games, chasing for his best performance to date.
  • Adam Lambert his will return for his second Olympic Games.
  • While 2020 Youth Olympic champion Josie Baff and Adam Dickson will make their Olympic debut.

Slopestyle Athletes:

  • In slopestyle, 23-year-old Matt Cox will make his Olympic debut.
  • Snowboarder Tess Coady is also set to fly high at the Winter Olympics, recently claiming the biggest win of her career. An impressive gold-medal performance in the slopestyle event at the Laax Open in Switzerland. Tess Coady is a true contender in this year's games.

The Halfpine event features a mix of experienced athletes making their return to the slopes and youth Olympic debutants making an appearance.

  • 2018 Australian flagbearer Scotty James named for his fourth Olympics, joining just six other Australians who have competed at four Winter Games. At the 2018 Winter Olympics where he won a bronze medal in halfpipe, looked in peak form in the early stages of the World Cup in Laax, Switzerland. Watch in closely at the Beijing Olympics this year as he goes for gold.
  • While 16-year-old Valentino Guseli will make his Olympic debut as Australia’s fifth youngest male Winter Olympian ever.
  • 22-year-old Emily Arthur will compete at her second Games.

The Winter Olympics are nothing short of spectacular, and 2022 will be one to remember. With many Australians’ making their Olympic debut and other athletes returning, it will be an intense competition out on the slopes this year. The Winter Olympics is getting us excited for our snow season this year. Get inspiration from your favourite athletes, drop into the store or jump online, and find your ultimate gear to shred up the slopes this year, just like our incredible Australian athletes.

Go for gold in Oakley's Limited Edition Unity Collection

Designed just for the olympic games and premiering Oakley's all new Prizm Rose Gold Lens, you will see all of Oakley's atheletes wearing the same limitec edition colourway throughout the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Each athlete’s journey is inspired by those who paved the path before them and those who are with them along the way. The Unity Collection was inspired by this generation of athletes who have gone further – together. Team Oakley unites under this collection to lift each other up on the world’s biggest stage, and we hope it inspires and empowers athletes of all levels to pursue their own journey.


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