Beijing 2022

February 4 - 20

Thanks for joining Sky for the official Olympic Winter Games coverage here in New Zealand.
Highlights are available on Sky Sport’s YouTube channel and on Sky Go.

Sky is also the broadcast partner for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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As a Sky Sport customer, you can catch up on all Olympic Games replays and highlights via Sky Go.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
When are the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 taking place?
The Olympic Winter Games are taking place from February 4 until February 20, 2022.

Who is hosting the Olympic Winter Games?
The Olympic Winter Games are being held in Beijing, China

How can I watch the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022?
Sky will offer six Olympic channels with live content from NZT 2pm through to 4am.  You can catch all the action on Sky Sport on your Sky Box and can also stream Olympic coverage on Sky Go and Sky Sport Now. Highlights and best moments will be available on Sky Sport Now and free to access on Sky Sport’s YouTube channel. 

Do I need Sky Sport to watch the Olympic Winter Games?
Yes, you do need to subscribe to Sky Sport if you want to catch every moment. Sky is the official broadcaster for the Olympic Winter Games here in Aotearoa New Zealand.  We have six channels featuring the Olympic Winter Games on your Sky Box which you can also stream on Sky Go. Sky Go is free to all Sky Box customers.  You can also watch all the same content on Sky Sport Now our sport streaming service. For the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, free-to-air coverage will be available through Prime.  This will include coverage of Kiwi athletes competing at the Games and other awesome events and highlights. 

How do I upgrade to Sky Sport to watch the Olympic Winter Games?
That’s super easy – just head to www.sky.co.nz and change your preferences in My Account or call us on 0800 759 759.  Or you can head to www.skysportnow.co.nz and sign up to stream all the sport you need to your smart TV, mobile, computer or tablet. Sky Sport Now offers week, month and annual passes to suit and we also have a special Olympic Winter Games Pass which is valid for the period of the event, 4 – 20 February 2022.

What time does coverage start each day for the Olympic Winter Games?
China is 5 hours behind us which means live action each day will start around midday and continue through to around 2 am.  This does mean some competitions will be late at night for New Zealand viewers which is why Sky Go, My Sky, our highlights and Sky Sport Now will be super handy.  They all give you the ability to go back to watch key events, record the events you want to watch but just can’t stay awake for, and to catch up on the best bits of the action.  Our team will make sure you just don’t miss anything magic – especially when it comes to the New Zealand Olympic team.

Why are the Olympic Winter Games on Sky?
Sky is honoured to be the official broadcaster for the Olympic Winter Games here in New Zealand and an official partner to the New Zealand Olympic team. This means we have the rights to share all the action from the Olympic Winter Games and tell the stories of our home-grown stars. Sky is also the broadcast partner for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

For the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, free-to-air coverage will be available through Prime. Other free to air content will be available on Sky Sport’s You Tube channel.

Which sports are in the Olympic Winter Games?
Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed racing, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Speed skating, Snowboarding.

Which sports are new in for Beijing 2022?
Women’s Monobob (one-person bobsleigh), Freestyle Skiing Big Air (men and women), Short track Speed Skating Mixed Relay, Ski Jumping Mixed Team, Freestyle Skiing Aerials Mixed Team and Snowboard Cross Mixed Team.

Which sports are New Zealanders competing in at Beijing 2022? 
Currently, confirmed sports are Alpine Ski Racing Giant Slalom, Freeski Halfpipe, Freeski Slopestyle, Snowboard Slopestyle and Snowboard Big Air. 
Kiwi athletes confirmed currently are: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air), Nico Porteous (Freeski Halfpipe), Alice Robinson (Alpine Ski Racing Giant Slalom), Finn Bilous (Freeski Slopestyle and Big Air) and Margaux Hackett (Freeski Slopestyle and Big Air), with further athletes to be confirmed. 

When did New Zealand start competing in the Olympic Winter Games?
New Zealand first attended the Olympic Winter Games in 1952, sending a team of three athletes to Oslo, Norway. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea was New Zealand’s largest Olympic Winter Games team, with 26 athletes competing and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous winning our first Winter Olympic medals in 26 years. 

Who was the first New Zealander to win a Winter Olympic medal?  
In 1992, Annelise Coberger of New Zealand became the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to win a medal at the Winter Olympics when she won silver in the slalom at Albertville in France. When are the Winter Olympic Games 2022 taking place?

Who is presenting the Olympic Games on Sky?
In Beijing, Sky’s team is Rikki Swannell, Kristina Eddy and Jeff McTainsh.  In Aotearoa New Zealand, Sky’s coverage and analysis will be presented by Goran Paladin, Stephen McIvor, Ravinder Hunia and guests.

How many people are Sky sending to Beijing?
A team of 12 including three presenters: Rikki Swannell, Kristina Eddy and Jeff McTainsh. 
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