Beijing winter olympics 2022 comes to an end
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The 24th winter olympics came to an end on 20 February 2022 at a colourful ceremony in the “Bird Nest” stadium Beijing, China.The Chinese President Xi Jingping was the chief guest at the occasion along with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Thomas Bach officially declared the games as over and symbolically handed the games to the next winter olympics host Milano-Cortina.
The Italian city of Milano-Cortina will host the event in 2026.
Winter olympics 2022 medal Tally
From India there was only one competitor, Arif Khan from the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. He is the first ever Indian to qualify for winter olympics.
He participated in two events. In the giant slalom event he finished 45th while he was unable to complete the men’s slalom event.
For details and additional information also see the 5 February 2022 post
Fact File Winter Olympics
The winter olympics is organised by the International Olympic Committee every four years on snow or ice.
The first winter olympics was held in Chamonix (France), in 1924. Initially called the “International Winter Sports Week”, this event was renamed the “1st Olympic Winter Games” only in 1926 at the IOC Session in Lisbon(Portugal).
The decision to create a separate Winter Games cycle was taken at the 1925 IOC Session in Prague(Czech Republic).
It was not held in 1940 and 1944 due to the second world war and resumed in 1948 at St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Until 1992 the winter and the summer olympics were held in the same year but a decision was taken to separate the events. The next winter olympics took place in 1994 and since then it has been held in even years, that is 1998. It is usually held in the month of February.
The winter olympics has been held in three continents: North America, Europe and Asia.
The United States has hosted the event a maximum 4 times (1932,1960,1980, 2002) followed by France in (1924, 1968, 1992).
As of 2022, twelve countries have participated in every Winter Olympic Games – Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Norway has till date (2022) won the maximum medal in the Winter Olympics . It has won a total of 405 medals.
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