How to watch the Beijing Winter Olympics live on TV and online


nly six months after last month’s Summer Games in Tokyo, the Beijing Winter Olympics are fast approaching.

The Chinese city will make history by becoming the first host of the Summer and Winter Olympics, having staged the latter just 14 years ago.

The iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium which hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in 2008 will do so again this time around.

In total, the Games will feature 109 events across 15 disciplines in seven different sports, including seven events that will see their first Olympic champions crowned.

What time will the Beijing Winter Olympics take place in the UK?

As in Tokyo last summer, Beijing is eight hours ahead of the UK, meaning UK fans have to contend with late nights and early starts if they fancy attending the live action.

On most days, the sport will start shortly after midnight GMT and usually end around 3pm.

Which TV channels will show the Olympics in the UK?

In the UK, the Games will be split between free coverage on the BBC and the Eurosport subscription channel.

The former will show over 300 hours of action on BBC One and BBC Two, while Eurosport will provide even more extensive coverage.

How can I stream the Olympics online?

TV license fee payers can stream the action for free on the BBC’s website and via the BBC iPlayer app, with the broadcaster offering additional streams to its TV coverage.

Eurosport subscribers can stream the action online or via the Eurosport Player app, while Discovery+ will deliver every moment of every event broadcast live.

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