by Team AllYourVideogames | Jan 25, 2022 | News |
After the Tokyo 2022 Olympic Games, revealing to the general public new sports stars from our country, such as skater Rayssa Leal, surfer Ítalo Ferreira and Rebeca Andrade, in February of this year the Winter Olympics 2022.
The competition will be held in Beijing, China. It will take place between the 4th and 20th of February. But do you know how to follow the 2022 Winter Olympics competitions? Find out the answer to this question in this post.
Winter Olympics 2022
Although our country has no tradition in the Winter Olympics, this is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. And just like the summer edition, the winter edition takes place every four years.
This year's edition is special, as it is nearly a century since the competition's debut in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
Thus, 23 editions of the Winter Olympics have already been held (not counting this year's). Norway is the country that has won the most gold medals, with 135. Then comes the United States, with 105 and Germany with 93 medals.
Athletes from our country have participated eight times in the Winter Olympics, but our country has never won a medal. The performance is understandable, as the sports competitions are practically non-existent at the national level, which complicates the achievement of medals.
It is important to note that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the organizers of the Beijing Olympics have said that the games will be held despite the pandemic.
Official broadcast of the 2022 Winter Olympics in our country
Grupo Globo acquired the broadcasting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Therefore, it is the official channel of our country that will broadcast the competitions.
The company will dedicate part of its open television programming to broadcast the event. In addition, our nationals will still be able to follow the Winter Olympics on closed TV and on the broadcaster's streaming.
Rede Globo will be the only open television channel to broadcast the 2022 Winter Olympics in our country. The company is expected to spend around seventy hours of competition throughout the event.
In addition, the broadcaster must also highlight the event in its schedules throughout the day, in which most competitions will be held at dawn.
SporTV is one of Rede Globo's sports channels. It is available to subscribers of the cable TV plan that makes this channel available.
As part of Grupo Globo, they will also have the rights reserved to broadcast the Winter Olympics.
For those who are passionate about the Olympics, you should be aware that SporTV's coverage should be even greater than on open TV. In all, there are three SporTV channels, which can dedicate themselves to the competitions of the event.
With this, the idea is to broadcast 160 hours of the Olympics as a whole, in addition to special programs about the event.
It is worth noting that closed and open television channels can be viewed on the GloboPlay streaming service. Another point worth your attention is that Beijing's time zone is GMT+8, that is, eleven hours more than our country.
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Get the best coverage of the Winter Olympics
If you want even more comprehensive coverage of the Winter Olympics, then you will need to look for services in another country.
NBC, an American television and radio network, has an exclusive contract to broadcast the Olympics. The company will stream an incredible 4.500 hours of content, distributed across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Universal networks.
Interested parties can access all the material on NBC's own website. In addition, you can download the NBC Sports app available for Android and iOS mobile phones. To follow the broadcasts, it is necessary to enter your cable TV subscriber email and password.
You can also check out all official Beijing 2022 local broadcast partner channels around the world that will broadcast the Winter Olympic Games.
How to watch the olympics on foreign channels
In addition to the channels already mentioned, there are even more ways to watch the Winter Olympics over the internet. And among all the options available, one of the best is by 7Plus, a communication vehicle from Australia.
This channel will air most Olympic events for free, with up to 16 live streams. But it is important to say that in order to access this channel, as well as the others that will be listed below, it is necessary to use a VPN.
Winter Olympics in the UK
Residents of any country in the UK will be able to follow the 2022 Winter Olympics on the BBC and BBC iPlayer. However, the company will not broadcast all events.
To watch the full schedule live, those interested in following the event need to subscribe to Discovery Plus UK, which provides coverage of all competitions in Beijing.
Subscriptions are available for £6,99 per month or £29,99 per year. Streaming is available for streaming on a variety of devices such as Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, and apps for iOS and Android.
Canada Winter Olympics
Finally, the latest indication to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics is through the website of the CBC, a Canadian broadcaster. It is worth noting that the company will cover the event very broadly.
As a golden tip, you can subscribe to the CBC Jewel streaming service, which has a free one-month trial. If you like the platform and want to continue using it after the trial period, you will need to pay a subscription fee of 4,99 Canadian dollars per month.
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By way of information, the Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing will take place a few weeks after the Olympics. The event will start on March 4th and end on March 13th.
The Olympic Games have eight main sports, which are: biathlon, bobsled, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and alpine skiing.
Within these sports, there are fifteen modalities that will be played in the event:
- Nordic Combined;
- Cross-country skiing;
- Freestyle skiing;
- Non-ice hockey;
- Figure skating;
- Freestyle skating;
- Speed skating;
- Short track speed skating;
- Ski jump;
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In total, there are 109 modalities throughout the event and 95 countries will compete in the Olympics.