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2022 Winter Olympics: live stream every event from Beijing, Day 14 – curling semi-finals, 15k biathlon

Curling as seen overhead at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
(Image credit: Getty Images / Lintao Zhang)

The 2022 Winter Olympics is here, the games in Beijing are underway and the world's best athletes are competing for gold on snow and ice. From skiing to snowboarding, big air to biathlon, you can watch every moment of the 2022 Winter Olympics, and for free in some places! All you need to know are the right streaming services and a 2022 Winter Olympics schedule (below). Remember, the 2022 Winter Olympics is in Beijing and it might make for some very early, or very late, viewing!

Day 14 (Friday) of the 2022 Winter Olympics brings us the Men's biathlon 15km mass start final at 9am GMT /  4am ET, followed by the women's curling semi-finals (GB vs Sweden) at 12.05pm GMT / 7am ET. Yesterday, skier Eileen Gu claimed her second gold medal in Beijing. 

2022 Winter Olympics

Date: 4th – 20th Feb 2022

Where: Beijing, China

Watch FREE: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) | 7Plus (opens in new tab) | CBC (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) risk-free

The 2022 Winter Olympics began on Friday 4th February with yet another extravaganza from Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. The Birds Nest stadium in Beijing erupted with pyrotechnics and the Olympic cauldron was lit, signalling the starting pistol on 109 medal events with over 2900 athletes all competing across 17 days of winter sports.

Along with all the usual favourites – figure skating, alpine skiing, cross-country, ice hockey and curling – are new seven events on the 2022 Winter Olympics schedule. These include big air freestyle, the monobob and mixed team competitions across more skiing, skating and sliding competitions.

There are a total of 15 different kinds of sports to enjoy at the 2022 Winter Olympics and you can watch every single one of them on a handful of streaming services wherever you are. The most complete free 2022 Winter Olympics coverage can be found in Canada on CBC and Australia on 7Plus. Read on to find out how you too can watch it all with a 2022 Winter Olympics live stream from anywhere in the world.

2022 Winter Olympics free live stream

7Plus (opens in new tab) (Australia)

Australians love watching sport, so free-to-air Aussie broadcaster Channel 7 has the very best free 2022 Winter Olympics coverage of all. Head to the 7Plus streaming service and you'll find a choice of almost every single event and session going on at the games. Terrific.

CBC (opens in new tab) (Canada)

Winter sports mad Canada wouldn't miss the 2022 Winter Olympics for the world. Head to the CBC free streaming service for a huge offering of free sport from Beijing. Expect a heavy angle towards winter sports that Canadians are good at, i.e. all of them!

BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)

While not quite as extensive as the two above, the Beeb still has an impressive offering of 2022 Winter Olympics events. Between these three, you'll find what you need.

Remember, Brits, Canadians and Aussies the world over can access all of these free 2022 Winter Olympics streaming services without being blocked by using a VPN (opens in new tab). Full instructions just below.

2022 Winter Olympics: watch all of it with a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Winter Olympics 2022 rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streams from anywhere – and save money!

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. Olympics fans may wish to choose 'Australia' for 7Plus, 'Canada' for CBC or 'UK' for iPlayer.

3. Then head over to 7Plus (opens in new tab), CBC (opens in new tab) or iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Winter Olympics live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

2022 Winter Olympics live stream in UK & Europe

Luge competitor hurtles past the Olympics symbol at Beijing 2022

(Image credit: Getty Images / Julian Finney)

The BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of the 2022 Winter Olympics live across BBC One and BBC Two, with even more coverage available to stream on BBC iPlayer but it doesn't cover every single moment.

Instead, sports fans in the UK and Europe can stream every single 2022 Winter Olympics event on Discovery+. Discovery offers on-demand and live access to all of the Winter Olympics for a good price. You can try it out with a 7-day free trial.

Subscription to Discovery+ after the trial is just £4.99 per month for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the annual pass has 50 per cent off until 20th February 2022 which makes it only £29.99 for the year.

Away from the UK during the 2022 Winter Olympics? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to watch Discovery+ and the BBC from wherever you are in the world.

2022 Winter Olympics live stream in USA

Sports fans in the states can stream all 2800+ hours of NBC's Winter Olympic coverage on Peacock (opens in new tab).

Subscription to costs from $4.99 a month for the ad-supported version, which gets you access to the Winter Olympics and the Super Bowl. Need a new TV? Here's today's best Super Bowl TV deals.

Watch 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock TV $4.99/mon (opens in new tab)
Sign up to the monthly Premium plan and you can watch every single moment of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as well as live Premier League football games online or through Peacock TV app on the iOS, Android or smart TVs. There's no contract. You can cancel or change your plan anytime.

If you'd rather cast your net wider and pick up a tonne of other sports and entertainment channels, all without cable, at the same time, then Sling (opens in new tab) is another good option.

The Sling Blue package, at $35 a month, includes access to NBC Sports Network. Better yet, new users get a 3-day free trial.

2022 Winter Olympics Sling 3-day FREE trial (opens in new tab)
Catch all the channels on the Sling TV Blue package, including Beijing 2022 on the NBC, with this sporting 3-day free trial. You'll pay $35 a month after, but there's no contract and you can cancel anytime.

Away from the States? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Peacock or Sling from anywhere, without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

2022 Winter Olympics live stream in Australia

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics live stream: Channel 7 / 7plus logo

(Image credit: Channel 7 / 7plus)

Channel 7 offers 'round-the-clock' coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics. This includes 20 dedicated channels – all live, free and in HD – on the 7Plus (opens in new tab) streaming platform. It's one of the most comprehensive free-to-air offerings out there. Hugely impresssive.

Outside Australia during Beijing 2022? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to stream 7Plus from anywhere in the world. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with 30-day money-back guarantee.

Channel 7's Winter Olympics coverage begins from midday AEDT on weekdays and 10.00am AEDT on weekends, until approximately 2.00am AEDT. 

The action kicks off two days before the Opening Ceremony, on Wednesday 2nd February, when history will be made as Australia’s first ever curling team – Queenslander Tahli Gill and Victorian Dean Hewitt – take to the ice!

2022 Winter Olympics live stream in Canada

Canadian's can watch a free live stream of the 2022 Winter Olympics on CBC's dedicated Beijing 2022 website (opens in new tab) and via the CBC Gem (opens in new tab) app (iOS/Android). 

Meanwhile, sports fans in Australia can watch almost every minute of Beijing 2022 FREE on 7Plus (opens in new tab). Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access 7Plus when outside Australia.

2022 Winter Olympics: can I watch in 4K in the UK?

Beijing 2022 luge run

(Image credit: Beijing 2022)

Sadly, Discovery+ isn't showing any of the Winter Olympics in 4K. 

Sky Q and Sky Glass customers might get access to Beijing 2022 coverage in 4K, but that's yet to be confirmed.

The BBC likely won't be showing any of the Winter Olympics in 4K, only HD.

Spain's Movistar Plus (opens in new tab) streaming service will offer coverage of Beijing 2022 in 4K via Eurosport 3. The basic plan costs €20 a month. Remember: you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Movistar+ when outside of Spain.

2022 Winter Olympics: can I watch in 4K in the USA?

Olympic Channel logo

(Image credit: Olympic Channel)

Fubo TV (opens in new tab) has confirmed that it will stream the Beijing 2022 in 4K HDR to subscribers in its three largest markets: New York, Los Angeles and Boston.

Subscription to Fubo TV costs $65 a month but new users get a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).

Watch Beijing 2022 in 4K: FuboTV free 7-day trial (opens in new tab)
New subscribers to cable replacement service fuboTV get a free 7-day trial (opens in new tab), meaning they can watch up a week of 4K action for nada! No contract, cancel anytime.

YouTube TV will also stream the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in 4K. The Base Plan costs $65 a month for 85+ premium channels, but new users get a 30-day FREE trial. You'll need the 4K Plus add-on, which costs $19.99 a month (discounted at $9.99 per month for the first year).

NBC won't show the Super Bowl in 4K, and likely won't stream the Winter Olympic Games in 4K. However, Comcast Xfinity X1 customers could get access to coverage in Dolby Vision HDR accompanied by Dolby Atmos sound. That's still to be confirmed.

US viewers will also likely be able to watch selected events in 4K on the Olympic Channel. The International Olympic Committee's very own 24/7 TV channel is available via AT&T/DirecTV, Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, DISH, Fubo TV (opens in new tab), Verizon Fios, and YouTube TV.

2022 Winter Olympic Games calendar

IOC / Beijing 2022

(Image credit: IOC / Beijing 2022)

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
4th February 2022

Alpine Skiing
6th -19th February 2022

Bobsleigh
13th - 20th February 2022

Biathlon
5th - 19th February 2022

Cross-Country Skiing
5th - 20th February 2022

Curling
2nd - 20th February 2022

Freestyle Skiing
3rd - 19th February 2022

Figure Skating
4th - 20th February 2022

Ice Hockey
3rd - 20th February 2022

Luge
2nd - 10th February 2022

Nordic Combined
9th - 17th February 2022

Snowboarding
5th - 15th February 2022

Ski Jumping
5th – 14th February 2022

Skeleton
10th – 14th February 2022

Speed Skating
5th – 19th February 2022

Short Track Speed Skating
5th – 16th February 2022

Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony
20th February 2022

2022 Winter Olympics event schedule and start times

(All times ET. Add 5 hours for GMT; add 16 hours for AEDT; subtract 3 hours for PT.)

Wednesday, February 2

7.05am - Curling

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Thursday, February 3

5am - Freestyle Skiing

8.05pm - Curling

9.02pm - Figure Skating

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Friday, February 4

7am - Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

8pm - Curling

9.45pm - Snowboarding

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Saturday, February 5

12.15am - Ski Jumping

12.45am - Cross-Country Skiing

2am - Biathlon

3.30am - Speed Skating

5am - Freestyle Skiing

6am - Short Track Speed Skating

6.10am - Luge

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Figure Skating

8.30pm - Snowboarding

10pm - Alpine Skiing

Sunday, February 6

12am - Cross-Country Skiing

3.30am - Speed Skating

3.40am - Ice Hockey

5am - Freestyle Skiing

5am - Ski Jumping

6.30am - Luge

8.05pm - Curling

8.22pm - Figure Skating

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

9.15pm - Alpine Skiing

11pm - Snowboarding

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Monday, February 7

3.30am - Speed Skating

4am - Biathlon

4.30am - Short Track Speed Skating

5.28am - Ski Jumping

6.50am - Luge

8.22pm - Figure Skating

9pm - Freestyle Skiing

9.40pm - Snowboarding

10pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Tuesday, February 8

1.05am - Curling

5am - Cross-Country Skiing

5.30am - Biathlon

5.30am - Speed Skating

6.50am - Luge

8.30pm - Snowboarding

9.15pm - Alpine Skiing

10pm - Freestyle Skiing

Wednesday, February 9

2am - Nordic Combined

3.40am - Ice Hockey

6am - Short Track Speed Skating

7.05am - Curling

9.20am - Luge

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Snowboarding

8.30pm - Skeleton

8.38pm - Figure Skating

9.30pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Thursday, February 10

12am - Cross-Country Skiing

6am - Freestyle Skiing

8.30am - Luge

9am - Speed Skating

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Snowboarding

8.30pm - Skeleton

10pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Friday, February 11

12am - Cross-Country Skiing

3am - Speed Skating

4am - Biathlon

4.45am - Ski Jumping

6am - Short Track Speed Skating

8.05pm - Curling

9pm - Snowboarding

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Saturday, February 12

2.30am - Cross-Country Skiing 

3am - Speed Skating

4am - Biathlon

5am - Ski Jumping

6.07am - Figure Skating

7.20am - Skeleton

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Bobsleigh

9pm - Freestyle Skiing

9.15pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Sunday, February 13

2am - Cross-Country Skiing

4am - Biathlon

6am - Short Track Speed Skating

8am - Speed Skating

8.05pm - Curling

8.22pm - Figure Skating

8.30pm - Bobsleigh

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

8.30pm - Snowboarding

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Monday, February 14

5.10am - Ski Jumping

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

8.30pm - Snowboarding

10pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Tuesday, February 15

1.30am - Speed Skating

2am - Nordic Combined

4am - Biathlon

5.08am - Figure Skating

9.15am - Bobsleigh

8.05pm - Curling

9.15pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Wednesday, February 16

2.45am - Biathlon

4am - Cross-Country Skiing

6am - Freestyle Skiing

6.30am - Short Track Speed Skating

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

9.30pm - Alpine Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Thursday, February 17

2am - Nordic Combined

3.30am - Speed Skating

5.08am - Figure Skating

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Friday, February 18

1.05am - Curling

3.30am - Speed Skating

4am - Biathlon

5.38am - Figure Skating

9am - Bobsleigh

8.30pm - Bobsleigh

8.30pm - Freestyle Skiing

10pm - Alpine Skiing

Saturday, February 19

1am - Cross-Country Skiing

1.05am - Curling

2am - Speed Skating

4am - Biathlon

6.08am - Figure Skating

8.10am - Ice Hockey

8.05pm - Curling

8.30pm - Bobsleigh

11pm - Figure Skating

11.10pm - Ice Hockey

Sunday, February 20

1.30am - Cross-Country Skiing

7am - Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony (exact start time TBC)

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