2022 Beijing Winter Olympics begin

Posted : 2022-02-04 09:54 Updated : 2022-02-07 10:06
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Opening Ceremony - National Stadium, Beijing, China - February 4, 2022. Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS

Dancers perform during the pre-show ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Children perform in the pre-show during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

An overview of the stadium ahead of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. AFP

The Chinese national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Spring is spelled out in fireworks over Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Bing Dwen Dwen, the Olympics mascot, makes an appearance during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Fireworks explode over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

The National Flag of the People's Republic of China arrives during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Benjamin Alexander and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, of Jamaica, carry their national flag into the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

East Timor's flag bearer Yohan Goncalves Goutt (L) leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. AFP

Valtteri Filppula leads Finland's team during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Opening Ceremony - National Stadium, Beijing, China - February 4, 2022. Republic of Korea contingent is seen during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS

Wang Hanyi lights a cauldron during the opening ceremony during the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. AP

France's Fabien Claude trains at the shooting range during a biathlon practice session at the National Biathlon Centre in Zhangjiakou on February 2, 2022, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. AFP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Biathlon - Training - National Biathlon Centre, Zhangjiakou, China - February 2, 2022. An athlete during training. REUTERS

Britteny Cox of Australia competes in the freestyle2 skiing women's moguls qualification during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, Feb.3, 2022. Xinhua

An athlete takes part in a snowboarding slopestyle2 practice session at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou on February 2, 2022, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. AFP

An athlete takes part in a snowboarding slopestyle2 practice session at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou on February 2, 2022, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. AFP

An athlete takes part in a snowboarding slopestyle2 practice session at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou on February 2, 2022, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. AFP

A worker shapes the kicker at the Big Air Shougang ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Beijing, as the old cooling towers of a steel plant stand in the city's former industrial district. AP

Andreas Sander of Germany in action during the 2nd training run for the Men's Downhill race of the Alpine Skiing events of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games at the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Centre Skiing, Beijing municipality, China, 04 February 2022. EPA

An athlete prepares to compete in the freestyle2 skiing women's moguls qualification during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, Feb. 3, 2022. Xhinhua

Members of the Canadian short track speedskating team train at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Shaoang Liu (front) and Petra Jaszapati (back), both of Hungary, attend a Short Track Speed Skating training session ahead of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games at National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, China, 03 February 2022. EPA

Short Track Speed Skating - Training - Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China - February 2, 2022. Forerunners wearing masks test the track during training. REUTERS

Canada's short track speed skaters take part in a training session at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on Febrary 01, 2022 ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Games. AFP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Speed Skating - Training - National Speed Skating Oval, Beijing, China - February 2, 2022.
Athletes of Italy in action during training. REUTERS

2022 Beijing Olympics - Speed Skating - Training - National Speed Skating Oval, Beijing, China - February 2, 2022.
Athletes of Canada in action during training. REUTERS

2022 Beijing Olympics - Speed Skating - Training - National Speed Skating Oval, Beijing, China - February 3, 2022. Athletes of the Netherlands in action during training. REUTERS

Park Jang-hyuk (195), of South Korea, leads followed by Itzhak de Laat (5), of the Netherlands, Niall Treacy (84), of Britain, and Andrew Heo (19), of the United States, in heat 1 of the men's 1000-meter during the short track speedskating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Park Jang-hyuk of South Korea, leads the field in his heat of the men's 1,000-meter during the short track speedskating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Masks hang on sticks during a practice session for Switzerland's women's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

A goal by the Russian Olympic Committee gets past Switzerland goalkeeper Andrea Braendli (20) during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Medical workers sit at the curling venue ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Ice Hockey - Preview - Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing, China - February 2, 2022. Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stand by during a Canada women's team photo session. REUTERS

Canadian women's hockey team players sit on a net as they pose for pictures at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Sweden's women's hockey team players Ebba Berglund, left, and Mina Waxin, right, jump in front of the Olympic rings for a picture at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Olympic workers in protective gear walk through the Beijing Capital International Airport as they work to assist passengers ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, Jan. 31, 2022. AP

Bing Dwen Dwen, the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot practices at the Curling venue ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

2022 Beijing Olympics - Figure Skating - Training - Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China - February 2, 2022. Madeline Schizas of Canada in action during training. REUTERS

Figure skating athletes Ashley Cain-Gribble and Thimothy Leduc, bottom, train at Capital Indoor Stadium at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Figure skating Czech Republic athletes Jelizaveta Zukova, top, and Martin Bidar train at Capital Indoor Stadium at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Michal Brezina, of Czech Republic, competes during the men's singles short program team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, compete during the pairs short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Australia's Tahli Gill throws a stone during their mixed doubles curling match against United States, during the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Australia's Tahli Gill (L) and Dean Hewitt compete during the curling mixed doubles round robin event of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games between Australia and the United States at National Aquatics Centre in Beijing, China, Feb. 2, 2022. The United States won 6-5. Xinhua

The Curling ice is laminated as the games begin at the Curling venue ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Bing Dwen Dwen, the Beijing Winter Olympics mascot practices at the Curling venue ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. AP

Kristin Skaslien (R) of Norway comepetes during the curling mixed doubles round robin event of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics between Norway and Canada at National Aquatics Centre in Beijing, China, Feb. 3, 2022. Xinhua

Wolfgang Kindl of Austria takes a practice run during the men's singles luge training at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. AP

Anna Cezikova of the Czech Republic speeds down the track during a women's luge training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. AP