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The Beijing Winter Olympics Kick Off EARLY Tomorrow! Here’s Some Crazy Facts on this Year’s Games

If you want to see the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Olympics you’re gonna have to get up early- or stay up late! The broadcast begins at 3:30 am our time on NBC.

Don’t worry though, it’ll be rebroadcast during primetime at 8:00.

The estimated budget of the Beijing Winter Olympics is $3.9 billion, which is a lot but way less than the record-setting 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, which cost an estimated $50 BILLION!

The projected ad revenue will be $600 million, which is down 10% from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

There are 223 athletes on the U.S. team, which is a Winter Olympics record.

The Games will take place across 25 venues in Beijing and the neighboring city Zhangjiakou, and all will be powered with 100% renewable energy. YAY!

2,900 athletes are expected to attend the 2022 Games.  45.4% of them are women.  That makes it the most gender balanced Olympic Games in history.

There will be SEVEN new events:  Women’s monobob, which is a solo bobsledding event, big air skiing, mixed team snowboard cross, mixed team aerials in freestyle skiing, mixed team relay in short track speed skating, and mixed team ski jumping.

 



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