Hundreds of athletes are competing in Beijing in this year's events, which run through March 13. The opening ceremony kicked off on Friday, with the world focused on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The 2022 Olympics kick off in Beijing on Friday. Here's how to watch the opening ceremony and follow NPR's coverage for the next two weeks.
The ruling Communist Party is using the Games to promote winter sports, many of which are new to most Chinese, for fitness and business opportunities.
Athletes and other attendees will be in a closed "loop" with strict rules about everything from daily testing for athletes to how spectators should respond — no cheering out loud, please!
The flame will be displayed only in enclosed venues that are deemed "safe and controllable," according to officials.
China is battling coronavirus outbreaks in six cities. More than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.
The International Olympic Committee says having fans present will create a favorable atmosphere at the games. Spectators will have to meet COVID-19 requirements, but those have not yet been outlined.