Though the games' opening ceremony won't take place until February 4 in Beijing, China, some competitions have already begun.
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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics' opening ceremony takes place on February 4, 2022, but the games have already begun. Starting today, February 2 through February 20, you can tune in for world-class sporting events—including bobsled, luge, skeleton, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track speed skating, curling, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic—as teams from countries around the globe compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals. If you have cable, you can watch the sporting events on a few different channels: NBC, USA Network, and CNBC. NBC will cover 200 hours of the games, which will feature 18 nights in primetime. Primetime events will appear on your televisions again with the most-watched sports, such as figure skating, alpine skiing, and snowboarding, getting another broadcast. You can catch the NBC broadcast in every time zone, beginning at 8 p.m. eastern time. The only exception is Sunday coverage, which will begin at 7 p.m. eastern time.

The USA Network's coverage of the games will include 400 hours of televised action over the course of 19 days and nights. The network will televise all 15 Olympic sports and several live medal events. This channel is your go-to for 24/7 coverage. Plus, it has coverage beginning before the opening ceremony, including curling, women's ice hockey, and men's downhill training. CNBC, NBCU's business channel, will have about 80 hours of coverage in total after daily news at the end of the day.

Cable isn't the only way to see your favorite Olympic events, though. Several streaming services will offer a full schedule of the winter games. For the first time, Peacock Premium (from $4.99 each month, peacock.com) will cover the sporting event; the platform will offer the entire NBC broadcast of the Winter Olympics, beginning on February 3, including the opening and closing ceremonies. The streaming service will also offer their "always-on" Olympics Channels, which have replays, highlights, documentaries, and full-day coverage of Olympics commentary.

If you subscribe to Sling Blue ($35, sling.com), or Sling Orange ($35, sling.com), you can watch all Olympic coverage on the USA Network. Plus, you can add the News Extra subscription with CNBC for another option under this streaming service. The Olympics will come on Hulu if you have Hulu + Live TV ($35 each month, hulu.com). You can catch the events live in addition to the service's 75-plus live channels. In the event that you can't tune in in real time, you can use Hulu's Cloud DVR to record them and watch another time. Stream all of the NBC, USA Network, and CNBC coverage on FubuTV ($65 each month, fubu.tv). YouTube TV ($65, tv.youtube.com) has streamable broadcasts in 4K with their 4K add-on for the games.

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