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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics closing ceremony: order and flag bearers by country

The Olympic parade will officially close on 20 February 2022 as the athletes bid farewell to the Beijing National Stadium and some exceptional performances.

2022 Beijing Winter Olympics closing ceremony: order and flag bearers by country
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The Beijing Winter Games got underway on Friday 4 February 2022 with the traditional opening ceremony featuring music, song, dance, and fireworks, highlighted by an unprecedented cauldron-lighting that promises to be historic and innovative.

The event, to be held at the National Stadium (also known as the Bird’s Nest), marked Beijing’s entry into Olympic history as the only city to host both the Summer and the Winter Games. And today, Sunday 20 February, it is time to say goodbye, the closing ceremony acting as the final farewell following an incredible couple of weeks.

Follow the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics live with us right here at AS USA.

2022 Beijing Olympics closing ceremony: when and where?

The Closing Ceremony at 2022 Beijing will be held at National Stadium, Beijing on Sunday 20 February starting at 8pm local time (CST).

In the US that’s 7am ET in New York or 4am PT in Los Angeles. For those watching in Europe, the closing ceremony will begin at 13:00 hours CET or 12 noon in the UK.

Find out what time the 2022 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony starts wherever you are in the world

How to watch the 2022 Beijing Olympics closing ceremony on television?

Coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony will be shown by a number of broadcasters all over the world. In the United States, the event will be broadcast live by NBC and Peacock from 7:00am ET / 4:00 PT. In the United Kingdom, Eurosport and the BBC have the rights to broadcast the event

Find out who will be broadcasting the 2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony wherever you are in the world

Several outlets will be streaming the Closing Ceremony, including Peacock,, the NBC Sports app or via fuboTV , which is available on a free trial for viewers based in the US.

The 2022 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony will be broadcast live by the same rights holders who will be providing coverage throughout the event.

United States: NBC, Peacock

United Kingdom: BBC, Eurosport

Closing ceremony marching order

The order of the athletes’ entry into the stadium, just as with the opening ceremony, will be in accordance with Olympic tradition. The Greek team, as they have since 1928, will enter first as the pioneer of the Games. The host country, in this case China, will come last. Italy, which will host the Winter Olympics in 2026, will parade before China.

According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the rest of the countries will parade in alphabetical order, based on the host country’s language.

The order of the countries is based on their names as written in simplified Chinese characters, much like they are written in Chinese dictionaries.

Taiwan had earlier said they would boycott the opening and closing ceremonies, but are participating as they were told by the IOC that they were required to do so. The Games have taken place amid increased tensions between China and Taiwan.

Who are the US flag bearers?

Team USA will be led by its flag bearer for the closing ceremony is Elana Meyers Taylor who won silver medal in the bobsleigh event. The US team will be the 56th country to march.

Official flag bearers at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic clsoing ceremony (confirmed):

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