2022 Winter Olympics: Live-Stream Details for USA, UK Coverage

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2022

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski women's World Cup slalom, in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
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The 2022 Winter Olympics will mark the second time in a row that the event is held in Asia and the third time since 1998. 

The Games begin in Beijing on February 4, but they will look much different to the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. There will be no international spectators at the event due to the ongoing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The coverage of the Games will not change much for viewers in the United States and United Kingdom. All of the events will be streamed in similar fashions to previous Olympics. 


2022 Winter Olympics Info

Dates: February 4-20

Location: Beijing, China

Live Stream Info: Events can be live-streamed on NBCOlympics.com (US) and BBC iPlayer (UK).


The American contingent at the Winter Olympics will again look to compete at the top of the medal table with Norway, Germany and Canada.

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and figure skater Nathan Chen are among the top United States medal favorites. 

The U.S. placed fourth in the medal table in Pyeongchang with 23 total medals. That was a decrease from the 28 earned in Sochi, Russia in 2014. 

The Americans should be in the medal conversation in alpine skiing, figure skating and the men's and women's hockey tournaments, but it will be difficult to catch the countries in the medal table that have a specific focus on lesser-known Winter Olympics events. 

Norway and Germany tied with 14 gold medals four years ago, and the Norwegian team topped the overall medal table with 39 gold, silver or bronze placings. 

Norway typically dominates the biathlon and cross-country skiing events, while Germany is known for its ice-sledding teams in luge, skeleton and bobsled. 

Canada will compete for a top-three spot in the medal table again if it continues to thrive in the freestyle skiing events, where it won four golds in Pyeongchang. It should also be in the mix for curling and hockey medals after picking up three medals from those two sports four years ago. 

Most of the other competing nations will attempt to win medals in sports they specialize in, or through tremendous individual athletes. 

The Netherlands will not finish in the top three of the medal count, but it should produce a respectable total because of its speed-skating expertise. The Dutch won seven gold medals in that sport in 2018. 

Great Britain's lone gold of 2018 came through Lizzy Yarnold in the skeleton. The British athletes should be competitive in curling and throughout the skeleton competition, where they earned three total medals in Pyeongchang.