Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony - Snowflake cauldron with Olympic rings above it. There are performers underneath the snowflake waving flags of the world.

Beijing 2022: Olympics – Day 17

Release Date: February 21, 2022

Category: Beijing 2022 | Podcast

The snowflame has been extinguished! The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are over!

We’ve got the results of the final day of competition, including a hot take on whether men should really be competing in long distance cross-country skiing events.

Plus our take on the Closing Ceremonies and saying a tearful good-bye to Bing Dwen Dwen.

Today’s sports schedule includes:

  • Alpine Skiing – Mixed team parallel
  • Bobsled – The end of the 4-man competition
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Women’s 30K mass start free
  • Curling – Women’s gold medal match
  • Figure Skating – Gala
  • Ice Hockey – Men’s gold medal game


This show does cost money to produce, and while our listeners have been extremely generous in supporting us through the Kickstarter campaign that got us to Beijing and also through Patreon patronage, we’re coming up on 2 ½ years until another Olympics, so to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we’re asking for donations of at least $8 — in China the number 8 is a lucky number symbolizing good fortune —  to help us get through to Paris 2024. Go to to donate.

Thank you so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


Note: The transcript for this episode is forthcoming.