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Winter Olympics Trivia Games!

Where were the first Winter Olympic Games held, and how is this year's Olympic venue different from all others?

Which country has hosted the Winter Games the most and in which cities?

With more and more fun facts -- as we welcome you to the 2022 Winter Olympics Trivia Games now in progress...


What are the official Olympic sports competitions at the Winter Games?

There are fifteen disciplines in all at the Winter Games, most of them traditional like Alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, ice hockey and figure skating, and some of them relatively new to the games -- like the very exciting snowboard and freestyle skiing competitions.

Newly introduced at the 2022 Games? They include men's and women's big air freestyle, women's mono bob (a single person bobsled event), mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and the mixed relay in short track speed skating.


When and where will the 2022 Winter Olympics take place?

The 2022 Winter Olympic games take place this year in Beijing, China. The games officially begin on Friday, February 4, 2022 with a spectacular opening ceremony. A three-week long event, the Olympic games wrap up with an equally spectacular closing ceremony on Sunday, February 24, 2022

A new high speed bullet train ensures
a quick ride to the mountain venues.

DID YOU KNOW? Beijing Winter Olympics Fun Facts

Beijing will be the first first city ever to host both the Summer (2008) and Winter (2022) Olympic games.

This year, the games coincide with 2022 Chinese New Year which translate to a monumental double celebration in China in February.

1,314 is the highest number of women ever competing at the Olympic Winter Games this year.

Spectators visiting the Winter games will be able to use the brand new high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Zhangjiakou for arrival at the mountain competition venues. The new railway lessons the trip from 3 hours to a mere 45 minutes.


Who is the mascot for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games?

The Olympic mascot is a cheerful panda called Bing Dwen Dwen or "ice children". 

“Bing" means ice and also symbolizes purity and strength, and “Dwen Dwen” represents children.  The mascot embodies the strength and determination of athletes and helps promote the Olympic Spirit. 

This year's mascot was chosen from more than 5,800 mascot designs from around the world.

 

What country has hosted the Winter Olympics more than any other?

The United States has hosted the Winter Olympics four times : 1932 in Lake Placid, 1960 in Squaw Valley, 1980 in Lake Placid, and 2002 in Salt Lake City.


Where will the next Winter Olympics take place?

The next winter games will be held in Milan, Italy in 2026. (The next Summer Olympics will take place in Paris, France in 2024.)


Winter Olympic Host Cities — past, present, future

2026: Milan, Italy
2022: Beijing, China
2018: Pyeongchang, South Korea 
2014: Sochi, Russia
2010: Vancouver, Canada
2006: Turin, Italy
2002: Salt Lake City, U.S.
1998: Nagano, Japan
1994: Lillehammer, Norway
1992: Albertville, France
1988: Calgary, Canada
1984: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1980: Lake Placid, U.S.
1976: Innsbruck, Austria
1972: Sapporo, Japan
1968: Grenoble, France
1964: Innsbruck, Austria
1960: Squaw Valley, U.S.
1956: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1952: Oslo, Norway
1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland
1936: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1932: Lake Placid, U.S.
1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland
1924: Chamonix, France

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