The 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open in Beijing.
The “2022 winter olympics boycott” is a topic that has been in the news recently. The International Olympic Committee has decided to not invite any country that does not recognize Israel as a state.
Beijing is buzzing with activity tonight, with some of it already begun. In a dismal start to the Olympics, superstar Mikaela Shiffrin skied out in her first event, giant slalom.
The team event in figure skating has progressed to the final three events: couples free skate, free dance, and women’s free skate. In the women’s singles free skating, Russian Olympic Committee prodigy Kamila Valieva and American Karen Chen will be among the skaters to watch.
In men’s snowboard slopestyle, a gold medal will be determined tonight. Red Gerard, Sean Fitzsimons, and Chris Corning of the United States are in the final, along with Su Yiming, a 17-year-old competitor from the host nation. We’ve got the latest news on the action right here:
Shiffrin has dropped out of giant slalom.
With a DNF in her first run in the women’s giant slalom on Monday, Mikaela Shiffrin made a poor start to her 2022 Olympic Games. Shiffrin, 26, was the reigning gold medallist in the event and was attempting to become the first woman to win the event twice since 1998.
Since January 2018, Shiffrin hadn’t had a DNF in giant slalom.
Shiffrin, a three-time Olympic medalist, has high hopes in Beijing. She intends to participate in all four individual alpine skiing events that remain. On Wednesday, she is scheduled to participate in the slalom. Maine’s D’Arcy
Team USA and Team Japan compete for a medal in figure skating.
In the couples free skate, Team USA’s bid for a medal on the last day of the figure skating team event got off to a shaky start. Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, who wowed the judges with a stunning short program on day one, struggled throughout their performance and ended fifth out of five pairs.
The world champions of 2021, Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov, had been astonishing until Galliamov lost his footing, tumbled, and dumped Mishina into the ice. Even though they recovered and finished first, there was again another reminder of the old skating truth: ice is treacherous.
Riku Miuru and Ryuichi Kihara came in second and third, respectively, to boost Japan’s chances of winning silver. With two events remaining, the free dance and the women’s free skate, Japan is presently tied with Team USA on 48 points. (At the moment, Japan would take silver on a tiebreaker basis.) The ROC now leads by 55 points, with China and Canada tied on 37 points.
The ice dancers Evan Bates and Madison Chock are under pressure to make up ground in pairs, which is considered Team USA’s weakest event. Teng, Elaine
Sean vs. Red
Red Gerard, the defending Olympic gold champion, and Sean Fitzsimons, a teammate from the United States, will compete in the men’s snowboard slopestyle finals tonight. Will Red be able to defend his title, or will the Olympic novice score a knockout? On Instagram, the following question was posed:
Pita Taufatofua, a Tongan Olympian, will not be competing in Beijing.
Pita Taufatofua, a viral Tongan Olympian who competes in taekwondo and cross-country skiing, will skip the 2022 Beijing Olympics to assist his nation rebuild after a volcanic explosion that produced in a deadly tsunami on January 15, 2022.
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Taufatofua, who initially gained attention at the 2016 Summer Olympics when he walked in the opening ceremonies as an oiled and bare-chested flag bearer, hadn’t yet qualified for the Beijing Olympics when the tsunami struck, so he immediately halted training to focus on rescue efforts. His GoFundMe page has collected over half a million dollars, and he assisted with the transfer of breakfast items from Fiji to Tonga when the volcanic ash fell on the country’s fields. He has set his eyes on the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, but his first concern right now is helping his nation recover, he told the Today Show. — Kumar, Aish
Timetable of events (all times ET)
Curling, mixed doubles round robin, U.S. vs. Great Britain, 8:05 p.m.
Figure skating, couples’ free skate, 8:15 p.m. (team event)
Alpine skiing, women’s giant slalom, 8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.: Women’s qualifying for freeski and big air
It’s 9:30 p.m. Free dance, figure skating (team event)
Figure skating, women’s free skate, 10:35 p.m. (team event; medals awarded)
Alpine skiing, men’s downhill, 11 p.m.
11 p.m.: Men’s slopestyle snowboarding final
11:10 p.m.: Preliminary match between Canada and the Russian Olympic Committee in women’s hockey.
12:30 a.m.: Men’s qualifying for freeski and big air.
3:30 a.m.: Women’s 1,500 meter speed skating
Men’s short track 1,000 final begins at 6:30 a.m.
8:10 a.m.: Preliminary match between Sweden and China in women’s hockey.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China. The venue for the skiing events is expected to be the “Beijing-Xinjiang Ski Resort”. Reference: 2022 winter olympics skiing venue.
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