Winter Olympics 2022 date: TV channel, UK start time, live stream, events schedule for Beijing Games

THE WINTER Olympics in Beijing will soon be here!

The previous 2018 event in South Korea thrilled with Great Britain securing five medals, including one gold – Lizzy Yarnold's triumph in the skeleton.

Yarnold has since retired and will not be competing in Beijing – but she will be working for the BBC as a pundit during the Games.

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When is the Winter Olympics 2022 taking place?

The Beijing Winter Olympics begin on Friday, February 4 with the Opening Ceremony.

Though technically the Games actually start two days before on February 2 when the curling mixed doubles get underway.

The event lasts for 16 days, and finishes on Sunday, February 20.

Like the Olympics, the Winter Games also take place every four years.

What TV channel and live stream is the Winter Olympics 2022 on?

As with the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Winter Games will be broadcast on both BBC and Eurosport in the UK.

You can watch every event live across Eurosport and Discovery+.

While the BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of live coverage across BBC One and BBC Two with Hazel Irvine, Jeanette Kwakye, Ayo Akinwolere and JJ Chalmers hosting.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport said: "We are delighted to bring audiences the very best action and medal moments from Beijing.

"Our expert line-up of international Winter sport stars combined with our round the clock coverage will ensure that the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games take pride of place in an already mouth-watering sporting year."

Who is hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics?

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be hosted by Beijing, in China.

​​Beijing was elected as the host city in July 2015, at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.

The games will mark the first Winter Olympics to be held in China and the second overall Olympics to be held in China.

It will also mark the fourth Winter Olympics in East Asia – following Sapporo 1972, Nagano 1998 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Beijing will also become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympic games – having hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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