Skimm'd, February 2022
Cue the Olympics theme song: The 2022 Winter Games are here. It’s been about six months since the Summer Games went down in Tokyo. And now the spotlight is on Beijing. With the opening ceremony set for Feb. 4 at 6:30am ET on NBC and Peacock.
The games last until Feb. 20. And will feature seven new events (more deets below). But controversies are taking center stage. These are the second Olympics happening during the coronavirus pandemic. Meaning, restrictions are going to be tight. Plus, China’s record on human rights has the US and others giving Beijing the cold shoulder. So let’s get into what you need to know about the big event, including new sports and environmental impacts.