The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022 were held between 4 and 20 February 2022 in Beijing, China.
The Olympics Games featured a record 109 events across 15 disciplines in 7 sports.
In this big air freestyle skiing and women’s monobob made their Olympic debuts as medal events.
However, India had announced the diplomatic boycott of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Olympics over the Galwan row.
India’s chargé d’affaires at the Beijing Embassy did not attend the opening or closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. India had sent one of its athletes Arif Khan (Alpine Skier) to participate in the event.
Reason: Qi Fabao, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regiment commander involved in the June 15, 2020 clash with India in Galwan Valley, was chosen by China to carry the Winter Olympic torch in Beijing.
2022 Winter Olympics:
Official mascot: Bing Dwen Dwen
- Bing Dwen Dwen, the Olympic mascot, is a panda.
Emblem: ‘Winter Dream’
Official slogan: ‘Together for a Shared Future’
India at Winter Olympics Games 2022:
» Alpine skier, Arif Khan was India’s flagbearer during the opening ceremony. A volunteer was the flagbearer during the closing ceremony.
- India could not win any medal in the Winter Olympics Games.
» Norway topped the medal table for the second successive Winter Olympics, winning a total of 37 medals, 16 of them gold.
- Norway Set a new record for the largest number of gold medals won in a single Winter Olympics.
» Germany finished second with 27 medals while China finished third with 15 medals.
Next Winter Olympics:
- Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Games will be held in Milano and Cortina in Italy.