Despite myriad boycotts, scandals and the threat of Covid-19, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are finally here. The Games officially begin with the opening ceremony at 8pm on Friday, February 4 and end on Sunday, February 20. Hong Kong is sending three athletes , its largest winter delegation ever, while China is sending a team of 176. The 2022 Winter Olympics will see a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports, representing an increase of seven events from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. Check out the Post ’s Beijing 2022 Olympics microsite for news, insights and features on Hong Kong, China and other athletes at the Games. Plans to sell tickets to international visitors were scrapped last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but around 150,000 spectators are now expected to be invited to attend events at the Beijing Olympics in two of the three clusters of venues. Venues in Beijing and Zhangjiakou will have invited spectators, but Alpine skiing and sliding sports in Yanqing will go ahead without fans. In Hong Kong, there are several ways to watch all the action and support the city’s athletes. Here’s a guide to where, when and how you can watch the Olympics. TVB With restrictions on travel, most of the world will be streaming the Winter Games from the comfort of their homes. Hong Kong’s TVB bought exclusive rights to air the Olympics for an estimated HK$10 million, and will provide 120 hours of live coverage and highlights through five free channels, and another 1,700 hours on nine channels through the myTV Super platform. TVB will live-stream the opening ceremony from 8pm on February 4. A comprehensive list of the Olympic schedule can be found here . A virtual experience China Mobile recently announced it would offer a free virtual reality (VR) experience for Hong Kong users, providing on-demand Games highlights in VR 360 panorama format. The local arm of the Chinese telco secured VR broadcast rights (who knew there was such a thing?) to the Winter Olympics, offering viewers an immersive perspective of the Games. China Mobile said the on-demand service will give viewers an “unprecedented” experience of key Olympic moments. The content will be on offer via its UTV app for the duration of the Games. YouTube The official Olympics YouTube channel will stream the opening and closing ceremony. While the IOC will not stream events on YouTube, there will be highlight reels and behind-the-scenes footage for those who cannot get enough. Expect highlights, exclusive interviews, news and replays from heats and finals. IOC Olympic Channel TV The IOC website offers instant updates and results from heats and finals, plus news, and a comprehensive Olympic schedule. The website does not stream live events. The IOC’s digital platforms attracted more than 196 million unique users during the Tokyo 2020 Games – three times more than Rio in 2016. Given there will be no live spectators, expect the IOC to once again drive online engagement throughout the Winter Games. There’s no shortage of ways to consume the Winter Games in 2022, and in keeping with the rise of social media, expect athletes themselves to be heavily posting and sharing content on Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, TikTok, Snapchat … you get the gist.