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Beijing 2022

Beijing’s Olympics Close, Ending Safe But Odd Global Moment

A pile of figure-skating rubble created by Russian misbehavior. A new Chinese champion — from California. An ace American skier who faltered and went home empty-handed. The end of the Olympic line for the world’s most renowned snowboarder. All inside an anti-COVID “closed loop” enforced by China’s authoritarian government. The terrarium of a Winter Games […]

Beijing 2022: Discovery Streaming Audiences Surpass 2018 Winter Games

The opening week of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has brought Discovery streaming audiences in Europe that have surpassed its performance for the 2018 Winter Games, the company said on Monday. In an update, the company said its Olympics coverage has “driven massive increases in engagement on Discovery+ and Eurosport digital services, as well as […]

NBC Executives Brush Off Olympics Ratings Concerns as Focus Shifts to Streaming

The Winter Olympics have always drawn more modest viewership numbers than the Summer Games, but the 2022 Beijing Olympics have been even more challenging than usual. The first few days of the games were down significantly in viewership compared to the 2018 Games, though as THR’s Rick Porter notes, they are consistent with what one […]

Nathan Chen’s Near-Perfect Skate Wins Long-Sought Olympic Gold

Nathan Chen remembers making the long drive with his mother from his home in Utah to Rafael Arutyunyan’s training base in Southern California. He had started out in figure skating just a few years earlier, using his sister’s skates and sleeping in the car to follow his Olympic dreams. Ten years later, Chen sat alongside […]

Olympic Teams Raise Concerns Over Quarantine Hotels

Not enough food. Inedible meals. No training equipment. Some Olympic athletes unlucky enough to test positive for the coronavirus at the Beijing Olympics feel their quarantine conditions are making a bad situation much worse. “My stomach hurts, I’m very pale and I have huge black circles around my eyes. I want all this to end. […]

NBC’s Mike Tirico Returning From Beijing Olympics Earlier Than Planned

NBC primetime Olympics host Mike Tirico will have a shorter stay in Beijing than originally planned. Tirico’s final show from Beijing will be Monday night. He will fly from China to NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to host Wednesday’s and Thursday’s shows before heading to Los Angeles on Friday to anchor Olympic and Super […]

Shaun White Confirms 2022 Beijing Olympics Will Be His Last Winter Games

This really is it for Shaun White. The three-time gold medalist made it clear that not only will the Beijing Games be his last Olympics, they’ll mark his final contest, too. During a reflective, sometimes emotional news conference Saturday, not far from the halfpipe where he’ll take his last competitive ride, the 35-year-old said that, yes, […]

The Best Beijing Olympics Merch and Athlete-Approved Gear for Supporting Team USA

Coming off an Olympics-filled summer just last year featuring the delayed 2020 Tokyo Games, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are here, airing on NBC from Feb. 3 to Feb. 20. Another Olympic Games brings more Team USA merch designed not only for the athletes in Beijing, but for fans watching at home in America, too. […]

Critic’s Notebook: Beijing Winter Olympics Open With Pomp, Circumstance and Genocide Denial

The second Olympics in less than a year kicked off Friday morning, with NBC struggling to find a balance between honoring the spectacle and acknowledging the controversial backdrop.

Beijing Olympics 2022: How to Watch the Opening Ceremony and Winter Games

Coming off a delayed 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics just last year, the Olympics have returned — this time, for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The games kick off on Thursday, Feb. 3, welcoming nearly 3,000 athletes representing over 90 countries to compete on the world stage. This marks the second time Beijing […]

NBC’s China Challenge: Politically Fraught Beijing Olympics Make Tokyo Look Tame

NBC was presented with unprecedented challenges when covering the Tokyo Summer Olympics amid COVID-19 but without spectators in the stands last year. But the U.S. Olympic TV partner is probably looking back almost wistfully on those comparatively straightforward Games as the politically fraught Beijing Winter Olympics rapidly approaches on Feb. 4. The Chinese staging of […]

Beijing Winter Olympics Will Offer Tickets to “Selected Groups” of Spectators

Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events and had not offered tickets to the general public. Monday’s announcement posted on the organizing committee’s website confirmed expectations […]