The Winter Olympics is an international sports event held every four years, the exact same event as the Summer Olympics, just different seasons, and sports games. The summer Olympics and winter Olympics both occur in various parts of the world every four years.
The event was originally named Winter Sports Week and it was considered a remarkable success.
The Winter Olympics is also known as the Cold Games and first began in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The cold games include cold-weather events such as: snow skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, short speed skating, freestyle skiing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, and ice figure skating, ice hockey, curling, bobsleigh, luge, Nordic combined, and skeleton.
Although the Summer Olympics are more popular, the winter Olympics only started out with 250 athletes competing in 16 events in 1924, to more than 2,800 athletes in 102 events at the 2018 Winter Games held in South Korea.
The winter Olympics have been in many different countries such as: France, Switzerland, United States of America, Japan, Italy, Norway, Austria, and many others.
The Winter Olympic Games 2022 is being held in Beijing and the first games begin on Wednesday, February 2nd.
The Olympic game openers are Sweden and Great Britain who will be against each other in the game of curling.
On February 4th, the figure skating will begin followed by women’s ice hockey.
For the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, all athletes must be vaccinated or held in a 21-day quarantine to participate or even be present in the arena. Technically, athletes any age can qualify for the Winter Olympics, but for some sporting games athletes must be above the age of 16.
A lot of training comes before the winter games and updates about the 2022 athletes.
The women’s cross-country skiing team from Sweden has a strong history of medal finalist in past years and has a great chance of taking gold in Beijing this year.
At the end of 2018, Maxence Parrot, a Canadian Olympian was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and after twelve chemotherapy treatments, he had won the fight against cancer in 2019.
He is now entering the 2022 Beijing Cold Games as an excellent snowboarded.
“If I had the chance to go back two years and be able not to have cancer and just live a normal life, I wouldn’t want that,” Parrot said in an interview with Olympics.com in December 2020.
David Wise, representing the Unites States of America in the free style skiing event, has finally recovered from his broken femur in 2019.
Wise is a two-time gold medal Olympian, and this Winter Olympics will be his first time competing since his tragic injury.
Lucas Eguibar, another pro snowboarder, has a significant story of his athletic career and his love for his brother. Lucas’s older brother, Nico, who was also an impressive snowboarder, suffered a horrible accident leaving him with intense brain damage.
This accident left Lucas and Nico devastated as well as motivated. The brothers each had their own form of motivation. Lucas was inspired to become a better snowboarder in his brother’s name, while Nico was motivated to recover as safely and quickly as he can so they can both live out their dream of being winter Olympians.
All Olympians have a background of how they came to be an Olympian and the passion they have with not only their sport, but also their country.
So, get ready to cheer on your country’s athletic team as they strive for gold in the Beijing Winter Olympics starting on February 2nd, 2022!