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2022 Winter Olympics: Which Countries Will Compete?

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2022 Winter Olympics
2022 Winter Olympics

Much of the world’s attention was on the Beijing National Stadium on Friday as the venue hosted the opening ceremony for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The stadium commonly referred to as the Bird’s Nest because of its design, also hosted the opening ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Beijing is the first city in history to host both a Summer and a Winter Olympics.

Here’s a guide to how many countries will participate in the Winter Olympics and which ones will make diplomatic boycotts in 2022.

Diplomacy blacklists of the 2022 Winter Olympics might remove a portion of the ordinary soul and fellowship of the games, however, the global festival stays a stage for countries to compose their athletic chronicles.

Two nations will make their Winter Olympic presentations while a few others will hope to obscure decoration records.

2022 Winter Olympics: How Many Nations Will Compete?

There are 84 countries participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Individual National Olympic Committees (NOCs) help organize each country’s proposal for recognition before the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

2022 Winter Olympics: Which Countries Will Compete?

Greece

Turkey

Malta

Madagascar

Malaysia

Ecuador

Eritrea

Jamaica

Belgium

Japan

Chinese Taipei

Hong Kong

Denmark

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Brazil

Pakistan

Israel

East Timor

North Macedonia

Luxembourg

Belarus

India

Lithuania

Nigeria

Ghana

Canada

San Marino

Kyrgyzstan

Armenia

Spain

Liechtenstein

Iran

Hungary

Iceland

Andorra

Finland

Croatia

Saudi Arabia

Albania

Argentina

Azerbaijan

Latvia

Great Britain

Romania

France

Poland

Puerto Rico

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bolivia

Norway

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Bulgaria

Russian Olympic Committee

United States

American Samoa

Virgin Islands

Thailand

Netherlands

Georgia

Colombia

Trinidad and Tobago

Peru

Ireland

Estonia

Haiti

Czech Republic

Philippines

Slovenia

Slovakia

Portugal

South Korea

Montenegro

Chile

Austria

Switzerland

Sweden

Mongolia

New Zealand

Serbia

Cyprus

Mexico

Lebanon

Germany

Moldova

Monaco

Morocco

Australia

Italy

China

How many National Olympic Committees are there?

There are a total of 206 NOCs, which are devised by the IOC and the International Sports Federation. These two organizations are the sole authorities who come together to recognize NOCs for the official summer and winter games.

What new countries are competing at the Winter Olympics?

Both Haiti and Peru are new to the Winter Olympics in 2022. Both countries will be represented by a single person, both, coincidently, in Alpine skiing. Richardson Viano is with Haiti and Ornella Oettl Reyes is with Peru.

What countries are boycotting the Olympics in China?

Canada, Australia, and Japan have joined the United States in announcing a diplomatic boycott during the games, as have Lithuania and the United Kingdom.

Additionally, New Zealand officials and athletes will not be attending for “a range of factors” but primarily due to COVID-19 concerns.

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