How to Watch the 2022 Winter Olympics – SheKnows

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It’s that time again. We head to the slopes, the rink and practice our curling moves in time for this year’s Winter Olympics. We’ve waited years (four to be exact) to see some of our favorite athletes win gold and compete for their country, and we can’t wait to see all the coverage to come. Some athletes will continue the story, while others will compete in their first Olympics and potentially become famous in seconds. It’s going to be an exciting few weeks, but if you don’t have cable, don’t worry. We’ve found the best options for streaming the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.

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First, let’s break down all the excitement for the next 16 days. The 2022 Winter Olympics are about to kick off with a big celebration in Beijing, featuring athletes from around the world proudly carrying their flags and marching onto the world stage for the opening ceremony. Then, for about 16 days, it’s fierce competition. But whether you want to experience figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding, skiing or curling (our personal favorite, of course), there are streaming options ideal for your viewing habits. So, like an athlete strategizing, let’s break down the upcoming Winter Olympics, where to watch, Who to watch, and more.

When do the 2022 Winter Olympics start?

The 2022 Winter Olympics will officially begin on February 4 and the closing ceremonies will take place on February 20. Coverage of the Olympics will begin Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

When will the 2022 Winter Olympics air?

NBC will have full coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics beginning at 8 p.m. ET on February 3 and continuing until the wee hours of the morning. At 6:30 a.m. ET, the Parade of Nations will be broadcast, including the opening ceremony, from Beijing’s National Stadium. Additional coverage will be featured throughout the day along with a regular program. Primetime coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics

With NBC as the official network for watching the 2022 Winter Olympics, the network’s streaming service, Peacock, is one of the best options for watching the Olympics this winter. Peacock will broadcast Olympic events – including the Opening Ceremony – live as they unfold on the Peacock Bounty option. Unfortunately, there is no free trial option for Peacock Premium. But the plan only costs $4.99/month and gives you access to hours of movies and TV, Peacock Originals, and more.

If the Premium option isn’t for you, don’t worry. peacock will have a Winter Olympics channel for Peacock subscribers (which has free signup). This option gives you access to Peacock’s studio game coverage and highlights. With Peacock’s basic plan, you can sign up for free. The only caveat? You just have to deal with a few ads.

Finally, if you’re really ready and willing to go for intense coverage, then Hulu+ Live TV is the way to go. Now, of the three options we list, this is by far the most expensive, but you get what you pay for. Hulu+ Live TV not only offers live TV from NBC (home of the Olympics), but also from over 75 channels. For $69.99/month, you’ll get access to the network TV you love and the original Hulu content you crave. With this option, you sort of get the best of streaming and cable.

Who should I watch during the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Chloe Kim

Of course, we want you to support all the athletes for the events taking place in Beijing this year. But we have a few select American athletes we want to highlight here. Let’s start with Chloe Kim. Do you remember her? Kim caused a stir at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics just four years ago. The 21-year-old American snowboarder made her Olympic debut just four years ago, aged 17, hitting the slopes and winning her first gold medal. Not bad is not it ?

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Chloe Kim poses during the medal ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
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Well, winning gold for the women’s halfpipe wasn’t the only feat Kim accomplished. She also became the youngest woman in Olympic history to complete two 1080 degree spins in a row! At just 17, she is the youngest woman to win gold in the women’s halfpipe. Now that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are starting, we’re sure there’s a lot more history Kim is ready to write.

Nathan Chen

Next up is Nathan Chen, who made history just four years ago. The 22-year-old figure skater took fifth place overall in his sport and landed six quads in a single program four years ago. (He’s the first skater to achieve such a feat.) Chen is currently one of the defending champions in his discipline, and we can’t wait to see what he does at this year’s Winter Olympics.

Mikaela Shiffrin

Fix your eyes on the slopes, because alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin will be one to watch at the 2022 Winter Olympics. At just 26 years old, Shiffrin is already a two-time Olympic gold medalist. But she didn’t just get gold for her country, Shiffrin also won a silver medal.

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Mikaela Shiffrin poses during the flower ceremony for the Women’s Combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea
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Shiffrin is poised to leave her mark on whatever event she attends. We’re sure all eyes will be on the athlete at the 2022 Winter Olympics, just as we’re sure this talented alpine skier will reach new heights on the slopes! Let’s just hope she has plenty of ice packs for her knees after these events.

Shaun White

At 35, Shaun White is heading to his fourth career Olympics. So far in his Olympic career, White has won a record three gold medals for his entry into the men’s halfpipe – winning gold in 2006, 2010 and 2018. He is also a decorated champion winter X Games. This year, White hopes to make even more history by becoming the first Winter Olympian to win four gold medals in the same event.

We are so excited to see who will break records, win gold and more at this year’s Winter Olympics.

Before you go, click here to see Team USA Olympians through the decades.

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