How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics closing ceremony – date, time and channel

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The last two weeks of competition have passed in speed skating and it’s almost time to watch the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics live online. After 19 days of events in 15 different sports, the 2022 Winter Olympics will come to an end and pass the torch to the host of the next edition.

Date and time of the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics

• Date of the closing ceremony: Sunday (February 20)
• Time of the closing ceremony: 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. GMT
• Rebroadcast time: 7 p.m. ET (on NBC, Peacock)
Free streams: BBC iPlayer, peacock, 7More
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WE: NBC through peacock, Sling and Fubo
UK: Discovery+, BBC iPlayer

If you want to watch the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics live on Peacock, you should make yourself a nice cup of coffee. The event will take place at 8 p.m. local time, which is 7 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT.

Fortunately, NBC will rebroadcast the closing ceremony at the most reasonable time of 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will take place at the Beijing National Stadium, aka the Bird’s Nest, and will be directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Zhang Yimou.

Traditionally, the closing ceremony includes a parade of flags and athletes representing the participating countries, starting with Greece and ending with the host country. There is also a presentation of medals from the last event.

Finally, the Olympic flame will be extinguished after the passing of a torch to the next host country, which is Italy. The mayors of the host cities, Milan and Cortina-D’Ampezzo, will also receive Olympic flags.

Here is a guide to watch the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics live online.

How to watch the closing ceremony for free

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It’s not difficult to watch the Closing Ceremony for free, so you don’t need to pay to support your country’s athletes on the big stage. Australia has the best way to watch the Olympics without paying, on 7More. Australians vacationing overseas can use a VPN, like ExpressVPN (our top pick) to escape geo-blocking walls that would prevent them from watching overseas. More information on how to do this below.

In the United States, you can watch selected Winter Olympics coverage, including the Closing Ceremony, for free on NBC if you get the local channel with one of the best TV antennas.

For those in the UK, BBC iPlayer is the way to watch the closing ceremony of the Olympics for free. from Canada Radio Canada and New Zealand TVNZ also offer free coverage of the Olympics.

How to watch the closing ceremony from anywhere in the world

The Olympics are a global event and can be seen in almost every country in the world. However, if you’re not in your home country and can’t watch the Closing Ceremony live stream with your usual services – or want to watch in your native language – you’re not luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can feel like you’re surfing the web from your hometown (or somewhere the power cuts won’t hit) and accessing the same streaming services you’ve already paid for.

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We tested many different services and our choice for the best vpn overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you also have other VPN options. Here are our top picks.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you want to connect to in the VPN app. For example, if you are in the United States and want to view a UK service, you would select UK from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Go to the website or streaming service of your choice and connect.

How to watch the Closing Ceremony in the US

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In the United States, the closing ceremony of the Olympics is broadcast on NBC, as well as on the NBC Sports app (login usually required).

Coverage begins Sunday, February 20 at 6:30 a.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. PT. A replay is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

If you’ve cut the cord and aren’t getting NBC via antenna or cable, you can access the channel via Sling TV and Fubo TV, two of the picks on our list of the best streaming services.

Is the 2022 Closing Ceremony broadcast on Peacock?

The answer is yes! Coverage of the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will be broadcast live on peacock at 6:30 a.m. ET / 3:30 a.m. PT on Sunday, February 20.

It will then be available on demand.

Although Peacock offers a free tier, coverage of the Olympics will only be available with Peacock bountywhich costs $4.99 per month or the ad-supported plan or $9.99 for the ad-limited plan.

How to watch the Closing Ceremony in the UK

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Britons probably have the easiest time watching the 2022 Closing Ceremony – they can just tune into BBC One or watch on BBC iPlayer at 12:00 GMT.

If you are traveling outside the UK and have a valid UK TV license, you can still watch the Winter Olympics using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Closing Ceremony in Canada

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Canadians can stream the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on CBC, Radio Canada website and the CBC app.

You can also subscribe to the streaming service Gem of Radio-Canada, which offers a one-month free trial. After that, a subscription costs $4.99 CAD per month.

If you are traveling abroad, you can use ExpressVPN to access your paid services.

How to watch the Closing Ceremony in Australia

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Down Under, Australians can watch the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics for free or stream it on the network 7More streaming service. It starts at 11 p.m. AEDT.

Currently out of the country? Use ExpressVPN to access your paid services.

Can you watch the closing ceremony in 4K?

NBC is broadcasting select Winter Olympics events in 4K UHD, but it’s unclear if the Closing Ceremony is one of them. We’ll update this story if and when we learn more.

Although Peacock does not broadcast in 4K, some 2022 Winter Olympics will be in 4K on YouTube TV.

YouTube TV is one of the best cable TV alternatives for cable cutters. You’ll need the 4K Plus add-on to access ultra-high definition coverage.

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