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What are the Winter Games?
The Winter Games are the winter version of the Olympic Games, an international athletic competition featuring multiple sporting events between athletes representing their country.
The Olympic Games are commonly called the Olympics, and the Winter Games are commonly called the Winter Olympics.
There are two related but separate events called the Olympic Games: one hosted in winter, called the Winter Games, and one hosted in summer, called the Summer Games.
The Winter Games feature winter sports, including figure skating, skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, and many others.
When are the Winter Games?
The 2022 Winter Games are scheduled for February 4–20, 2022. They will be held in Beijing, China.
The Olympics are now usually staggered so that there is two years between the Summer Games and the Winter Games, with each being held every four years (usually in even-numbered years). The Winter Games are usually held in February and the Summer Games are usually in July and August.
More information and context on the Winter Games
The modern Olympic Games are based on an ancient Greek festival and competition (also referred to as the Olympic Games) that featured a range of athletic competitions as well as patriotic and religious rituals. The ancient Olympic Games are thought to have been first held in 776 b.c.e., and they were held regularly—often every four years—until the 4th century c.e. They were held in a place known as Olympia, the plain of Mount Olympus, which in Greek mythology was believed to be the realm of the gods.
In 1892, French scholar Pierre de Coubertin began a movement to reinstate the Olympic Games as a global event. In 1896, the first global modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. The first event known as the Winter Games was held in France in 1924.
The Winter Games and the Summer Games used to be held in the same year, but they started to be staggered in the 1990s. Today, both events host thousands of athletes from more than 90 countries. They are organized by the International Olympic Committee with the goal of gathering the world’s best athletes and creating global connections and peace between nations.
The Winter Games and the Summer Games are both known for having elaborate opening and closing ceremonies that celebrate the culture of the host country.
Here is list of some of the events in the Winter Games:
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How are the Winter Games discussed in real life?
The Winter Games are typically considered the less popular version of the Olympic games, but they feature a number of popular events, including figure skating, skiing, and snowboarding.
On this day in 2006, speed skater Shani Davis became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the Winter Olympics.
He won gold in the speedskating 1,000 meter event at the Winter Games in Turin Italy. pic.twitter.com/votkOURZny
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) February 18, 2021
Jasey-Jay Anderson claims his first World Cup victory in almost 8⃣ years, with a parallel giant slalom gold in Bulgaria. 🙌🏂🥇 https://t.co/ORKqp5RWTF
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) January 26, 2018
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The Winter Games used to be held in the same year as the Summer Games.
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Russia’s Olympics organization was banned from the 2018 Winter Games, as well as the 2020 and 2022 Olympics, over state-sponsored doping—though athletes were allowed to participate under a neutral flag.
The court ruling means that Russia won’t have any formal presence — no flag, no anthem — at the Tokyo Olympics next summer or the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.Russia remains barred from Tokyo Olympics after court reduces doping ban to two years|Rick Maese|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
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“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.
These “free” games display ads, often in obnoxious places, in lieu of the entry fee.
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children freshly befurbelowed, were gathering for their games under the oaks.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
She is spending the summer near Deppe, and he hears her play the programme she is going to give in Berlin next winter, every day.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Each seems satisfied with the way his own branch is getting on: Winter is the quicker worker.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The winter of 1897-98 was spent by Mr. Kipling and his family, accompanied by his father, in South Africa.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson