Winter Games 2022: who are the Argentine athletes and when do they compete

The Winter Olympics are held every four years and this time the host is Beijing, capital of China. The peculiarity of these Games is that it includes only winter sports, both ice and snow.

The event, which opened on February 4 at the Bird’s Nest stadium in the Chinese capital and was attended by Alberto Fernández, it will run until February 20. It is the 24th edition of the competition led by Norway, the United States and Germany.

Which Argentine athletes participate and when

The list of representatives of Argentina

• Francesca Baruzzi (alpine skiing): Sunday 6, at 11:15 p.m. in Argentina. Then he will act in slalom (9/2) and supergiant (11/2).

• Franco Da Farra (cross-country skiing): Sunday 6, at 4 in Argentina. He will continue in the sprint test (8/2) and in the distance of 15 km (11/2).

• Veronica Ravenna (luge): Monday 7, at 8:50 in Argentina.

• Victoria Rodriguez (short track speed skating): February 7, 8:30 in Argentina.

• Nahiara Diaz (cross-country skiing): February 10, at 4:10 in Argentina.

• Thomas Birkner (alpine skiing): February 12, at 11:15 p.m. in Argentina. In addition, he will run in slalom (16/2).

Time difference with Beijing: for those who want to follow the competition from Argentina, they should take into account that there is an 11-hour difference with China.

What are the Winter Olympic sports?

More of 2000 athletes have a date to compete in 15 disciplines: Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Nordic Combined, Curling, Freestyle Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Figure Skating, Short Track Speed ​​Skating, Speed ​​Skating, Ski Jumping, Skeleton and Snowboarding.

Beijing 2022 news: monobob, big air tests and others

Beijing surprises: the host included seven new Olympic events, so the 2022 edition will feature women’s monobob, men’s and women’s freestyle skiing big air events, short track mixed team presentation, ski jumping, snowboard cross and aerials in freestyle skiing.

Boycott the Olympics and Peng Shuai

These Olympic Games have unleashed a wide diplomatic boycott due to the repressions that China is carrying out against human rights. United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Lithuania, Japan, Kosovo and more recently Germany informed that their authorities would not attend the Winter Games, in the form of protest.

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Another of the arguments that was used to explain the absence of leaders in the event was the fact that Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star, who accused a former high-ranking government official of sexually assaulting her and is believed to have received a harsh reprimand from the Chinese government.

Green Olympics and with renewable energies

What is also unique about Beijing 2022 is its full use of renewable energy: all stadiums and most transport will run on green electricity. Solar energy, wind energy and hydropower are central to supply lighting, heating and other public services powered by electricity with zero carbon emissions.

Some of the main innovations in this edition are the stored water from the rains and the reuse of the water that comes from the mountains, to make snow for the competitions.

They also announced that there are programs of planting trees to improve the environmental footprint of the Olympic Games.

And, for the first time, natural carbon dioxide will be used in the refrigeration systems of the ice venues.

When and how were the Winter Olympics born?

The first winter sports event was held in Sweden, in 1901. The so-called nordic games They were organized by General Viktor Gustaf Balck, remembered as the father of sports, and promoter of activities in low temperatures. Balck was in charge of organizing several subsequent editions, which in principle were held every two years, to later extend the period to four years, from 1926.

A fact: the edition of the Olympics was only interrupted during the second world war. Later, the International Olympic Committee chose St. Moritz for the return of the winter editions – in 1948 – since the Swiss city had not been affected by the war.

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