- 1.) Opening and Closing Ceremony
Friday 4/2 at 13:00 CET*: The starting signal for the 24th Winter Games will be delivered with a celebration at the National Stadium in Beijing. Having entered all the nations, each with a flag-bearing duo, the main part is the lighting of the Olympic torch. Otherwise, an event with 3,000 champions will bring the art and culture of China even closer. The beginning of the Chinese spring is the thematic focus, it falls on the opening day.
Sunday, February 20, 1:00 p.m.: The closing ceremony marks the end of the Olympic Games after 16 days. Parallel to the farewell, Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will be launched as hosts in 2026.
In between, 109 medals will be awarded in 3 competition areas in 15 disciplines. We have selected for you the highlights of the program – and we also look at them through Swiss glasses.
- 2.) Alpine skiing: downhill slopes
Sunday February 6, 4:00 a.m.: Beijing has quite a buzz for early-onset Alpine fans, as the downhill champion in the highest discipline will be crowned on day three of the competition. Switzerland made their last Olympic champion in Vancouver in 2010 thanks to Didier Devago. A speed veteran, Fuse last won the bronze medal four years ago.
Tuesday, February 15, 4:00 a.m.: Women start technical majors, so the ramp is only scheduled for the beginning of the second week. With Corinne Sutter (1st place) and Lara Gutt Bahrami (3rd), Swiss-Ski brought two reps to the podium in their last big event, the 2021 World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
- 3.) Snowboarding: Men’s Freestyle
Sunday February 6 at 4:57 a.m.: Grace instead of quick and well-designed quadruple jumps – after a team competition, other criteria are crucial for awarding the second set of a total of 5 sets of medals in figure skating. A high-quality freestyle swim is guaranteed for men, followed by women on February 17. Fans of the sport also have the party on February 20, 5:00 a.m. on their schedule, where entertainers can introduce themselves to runners without any pressure.
- 4.) Freestyle Skiing: Women’s / Men’s Big Air
Tuesday February 8, 3:00 a.m.: On a busy day in terms of the number of medals awarded (10 decisions), the free skaters fly over the striker to Olympic merit for the first time. The next day, from 4:00 AM CET, the novelty will be on the men’s scene. When the Big Air Junior Team celebrated their baptism of fire at the 2019 World Championships, Fabian Bosch won the gold medal. At the last World Cup in 2021, Kim Goebser raised the Swiss flag on the podium in third place. And with Andrei Rajitelli, another expert announces his ambitions.
- 5.) Ski Jump: Big Hill Men
Saturday February 12, 12:00 noon: In 2002 and 2010, Simon Amman was happy with a double Olympic gold. The seventh participation in the Toggenburger Winter Games does not have to be entirely fantastic. After Oman, pole vaulter Kamel Stoch sailed twice to claim an Olympic victory at the Grosser Bakken circuit. And maybe Romand Killian Peier will save the much-anticipated podium premiere this season to highlight all things?
* All times are based on Central European Time (CET). Beijing offers 7 hours.
2nd SRF, Sports Panorama, January 30, 2022, 6:00 p.m.; bud
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