May 18, 2022

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China and the Winter Olympics Games: Latest Updates, Medal Tables, Betting Tips, And More!

The long-awaited Winter Olympics are finally here! Like the first Olympics games outside Europe, the event is taking place in China. It started officially in Beijing on Friday, the 4th of February, and will run through Sunday, the 20th of February – just six months after the Tokyo Games. However, you should know that the competition began with curling on Wednesday, 2nd of February – two days before the opening ceremony.

The games will take place across three different zones in China; Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. At China’s capital, central Beijing, the opening and closing ceremonies, the ice sports, as well as four other snow events (men’s and women’s snowboard big air and freestyle skiing big air) will be held. At Yanqing, a mountainous suburb of Beijing, the Alpine skiing and sledding events (bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton) will be held. Yanqing will also serve as the home of the Olympic athletes’ village. Finally, Zhangjiakou, which is about 180 kilometers NW of China’s capital, will be the host city for most skiing and snowboarding events, including; biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, etc.

With all the numerous events in the Winter Olympics games 2022, as a bettor, you can’t afford to miss this chance to make some money. As top tipster and betting expert Constantin Mazilescu succinctly puts it, “Pentru cei care iau parte la pariuri sportive Germania și în alte părți ale Europei, Jocurile Olimpice de Iarnă ar putea oferi o altă opțiune de a obține bani. O competiție precum Jocurile Olimpice de Iarnă oferă pariorilor șansa de a câștiga sume substanțiale. Există mai mult decât suficiente jocuri pe care să pariezi și mai multe piețe de pariuri de explorat. Parierii pot paria chiar și pe cel mai puțin popular sport și pot face profituri uriașe. Frumusețea pariurilor pe sporturi necunoscute este că le prezintă pariorilor opțiuni de a câștiga bani cu ajutorul unor piețe complexe. Mulți jucători sunt interesați doar de piețele populare, însă nu ar trebui să faceți această greșeală. Opțiunile mai puțin populare sunt minele de aur și, odată ce un parior înțelege aceste piețe, este mai ușor să plasezi pariuri și să obții profituri bune fără a atrage interese nedorite. Aceasta este ceea ce oferă Jocurile Olimpice de iarnă și fiecare parior inteligent trebuie să profite de această șansă’’.

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Winter Olympic Games 2022: What Sports Are Being Played?

This year’s games features 109 medal events across 15 disciplines of 7 sports – the usual sports played during Olympic games. They are:

  • Short Track
  • Hockey
  • Bobsled
  • Speed skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Curling
  • Skeleton
  • Alpine skiing
  • Nordic Combined
  • Luge
  • Figure skating
  • Cross-Country skiing
  • Biathlon

However, in addition to these 15 disciplines, this year’s winter Olympics promises something more. The 2022 winter Olympics will feature seven additional events. They are:

  • Mixed Team Aerials
  • Mixed Team Short Track Relay
  • Mixed Team Ski Jumping
  • Mixed Team Snowboarding Cross
  • Men’s Big Air (Freestyle Skiing)
  • Women’s Big Air
  • Women’s Monobob.

What Are The 2022 Winter Olympic Games Ticket Prices?

Unfortunately, the 2022 Olympic Games tickets are not available to the general public. The sales for the 2022 winter Olympics 2022 tickets stopped after the International Olympic Committee announced sometime in January that only a selected group of spectators would attend the Games.

Therefore, no fans from outside the country will attend the events. It became necessary to make this decision because of the current gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and also to ensure the safety of everyone, participants and spectators alike.

How to Watch the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

If you are not one of the selected spectators, you may begin to wonder how you can watch the Beijing winter games. There is no cause for alarm, and you can stream the games live on Peacock, which covers every Olympic event. That is about 2,800 hours of Olympic action! You can also watch the events on CNBC, NBC, or live stream via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Online streaming channels like YouTube, and local broadcasting channels can also be an option.

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Beijing Olympics 2022 Mascot – All You Need To Know

This year, the Panda Bing Dwen Dwen will grace the Beijing Olympics. This is not surprising since China is known to be the home of pandas. The mascot, Panda Bing Dwen Dwen, is designed as a panda clothed in a suit of ice. “Bing” means ice in Mandarin, which symbolizes purity and strength. “Dwen Dwen” means robust and lively and represents children. It is believed that the spirit and strength of Olympic athletes are incorporated whenever a mascot wears a full-body shell made out of ice.

The inspiration for this mascot was drawn from the crispy and sugar-coated Chinese candied haws. Little wonder that after a few days, the Beijing games started, the chubby panda is already out of stock.

Betting Tips

For the 2022 Winter Olympics games, the bookmakers have singled out Norway, Germany, and Austria and China as some of the top options to win the games. These tips are not out of place going by what we have seen so far after a few days into the games with Norway sitting at the top of the overall medals’ table. Germany, Austria, and China are also doing well, as they currently sit in the top 7.

There is still a chance to bet on the country you think will win the games. Bettors can also wager on individual sports and team events. We will advise you to go for the clear favorites in the individual events, as the favorites tend to win in individual games 90% of the time.

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Conclusion

The 2022 winter Olympics has officially started. Now that you know all you need to know about the event, you can’t afford to miss out on all the thrills, fun, and excitement the event offer. And, you can still make some money betting on the events. How nice!