About the Games
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games were New Zealand’s most successful ever Winter Olympics.
Represented by 15 athletes, the New Zealand Team won two gold medals and one silver. The gold won by Zoi Sadowski-Synnott in slopestyle is New Zealand’s first ever Winter Olympic gold.
Beijing was unable to host international visitors during the games due to the worldwide covid pandemic.Read more
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Beijing 2022 will be Sadowski-Synnott's second Olympic Winter Games.
The Wanaka based snowboarder will be representing New Zealand in both snowboard big air and snowboard slopestyle.Read more
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Snowboard is one of the newer events on the Winter Olympic programme, having been first included at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. But despite having only featured at six editions of the Games, snowboard has become one of the most popular and exciting sports at the Winter Olympics.
There are 11 events in the snowboard competition at Beijing 2022, including mixed team snowboard cross, which will be making its Winter Olympic debut after featuring at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.Read more