Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony: What to Know as 2022 Winter Olympics Come to An End

The Olympics Closing Ceremony in Beijing will bring nations and athletes together for the official end of the two-week global competition

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The 2022 Winter Olympics will soon come to an end following one last day of intense competition, capping off more than two weeks of history-making performances, stunning finishes, dramatic moments and more.

Despite numerous hurdles and an unusual Olympic timeframe, brought on by the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events soon, all medals will soo be awarded.

Now it’s time to celebrate that achievement, and the accomplishments of all athletes involved, with a global commemoration that includes singing, dancing, patriotism and the passing of the torch to the next host country. 

The Olympics Closing Ceremony in Beijing will bring nations and athletes together for the official end of the two-week global competition. 

Here's what to know about the final events and the Closing Ceremony this weekend.

When is the Closing Ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics?

The Closing Ceremony is set for 6 a.m. CT on Feb. 20.

Where is the Closing Ceremony?

The event will be held at the same site as the opening ceremony: Beijing’s National Stadium.

National Stadium, which is also known as the "Bird's Nest," was built ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

During the 2008 Games, the 80,000-capacity stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field events (where legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won two of his golds) and the men's soccer gold medal match between Argentina and Nigeria.

For the 2022 Games, National Stadium is just the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, not any competitions.

How can you watch the Closing Ceremony?

The ceremony will air live on Peacock, and the NBC Sports app. 

NBC will also air the Closing Ceremony on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. It will be preceded at 7 p.m. ET by a one-hour special highlighting the defining moments of the 2022 Winter Games.

Who is the US Closing Ceremony flag bearer?

Elana Meyers Taylor will serve as Team USA's flag bearer at the closing ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced Friday.

The 37-year-old bobsledder was originally supposed to carry the flag at the opening ceremony, but she was forced to quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test.

Now, Meyers Taylor will get the chance after a successful Olympic run. She won silver in the women's monobob event and is still competing in the two-woman event, which concludes on Saturday morning.

What will Team USA be wearing at the Closing Ceremony?

Athletes will have a chance to don their latest set of gear at the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Like any Olympic feat, creating the outfits for the Games is a team effort, with contributions being made from Kim Kardashian’s Skims line to Volcom, who provides gear specifically designed for snowboarders. However, the honor of designing outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies has belonged distinctly to Ralph Lauren since 2008 -- the last time the Olympics were held in China. 

The Team USA Collection by Ralph Lauren -- which debuted on the Today show at the end of October -- features 53 men’s items, 45 women’s items, 22 boys items and 13 girls items.

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