The Beijing Olympics 2022 have begun at the National Stadium, which also hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. The evening for its opening ceremony was very frigid with a temperature of 26 degrees.
Chinese cross-country skier Dinigeer Yilamujiang and Nordic athlete Zhao Jiawen lit the Olympic flame. The formal beginning of the Olympic Games starts from February 4 and will end till February 20. In total 91 countries will be participating in these games. It means more than 2800 athletes will compete in 109 events during Beijing Olympics winter games.
If you talk about US representatives, 224 athletes from 31 different states represented the United States. Olympic curler John Shuster and bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor were named as the US flag bearers. However, Meyers Taylor cannot attend the opening ceremonies as she is COVID-19 positive. So, Speed skater Brittany Bowe replaced Meyers Taylor as a flag bearer.
NBC and its cable subsidiaries will be broadcasting the Beijing Olympics in the United States. Whereas, the streaming service Peacock is responsible for live streaming of this event and its coverage can be seen on various sites. You can also follow the Olympics and the latest sports news here.
Expected Medal Count for the U.S
The United States got fourth position on the medal table in PyeongChang. In total it got 23 medals, out of which are gold, 8 are silver and 6 are bronze. So, similar results are expected in Beijing also. Mikaela Shiffrin (Edwards, Colorado), Shaun White (Carlsbad, California), and Nathan Chen (Salt Lake City, Utah) are some of the biggest stars of the Team. They are expected to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Shaun White is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He can become the first man of the team USA to win the same event at three Olympic Winter Games. Mikaela Shiffrin is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She can potentially compete in five events in 2022 because of the schedule. Nathan Chen is the three-time reigning world champion in men’s singles. He will remain the favorite for gold in the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Other than these three, 17-year-old Chloe Kim made history in PyeongChang as the youngest competitor to win a gold medal on halfpipe. She will be participating in the Beijing Olympics for the same. In PyeongChang, Maame Biney was the first Black woman and the youngest skater to make the speed skating team. This year she won the overall title at the U.S. Championships. Colby Stevenson will be a top contender in slopestyle in his Beijing Olympic debut.
Betting on the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 on US
Online betting is becoming common throughout the United States. And, we all know that sports betting is gaining momentum in the USA. You can place the bets on events other than the standard bets NBA, and NFL, etc. So, many people are betting on the 2022 Winter Olympiad in Beijing.
Truly speaking, two Olympics will be most prominent: betting on gold medal winners and on cumulative country medals. Various sites are offering bets on the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, including https://betting.com/us/. You can do a proper survey and make bets which you feel are profitable.
Though US diplomats boycotted the Beijing Olympics, many players participated in this event. They have achieved various medals in PyeongChang and hopefully they will be winning more in Beijing.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.