The Winter games were held in Beijing for two weeks and some of the events and actions of the athletes had people in splits.
The Winter Olympics held in Beijing was an emphatic success and came to a close on February 20 after two grueling weeks. A total of 91 nations participated in the games, vying for medals. The 2022 Winter Olympics also debuted seven new events this time around. It was Norway who bagged the most accolades with 37 medals, including 16 gold medals. The Winter Olympics is not as mainstream as the summer Olympics and involves many events that may seem weird, strange and out-of-place to those not familiar with the games themselves. With the Winter Olympics capturing the imagination of the public, many were intrigued by the events and the drama that unfolded over the course of the two weeks. And, it also threw up a fair few jokes.
For many, it was the memes and jokes that drew them to the Winter Olympics and they weren't disappointed. Here are some of the top jokes that we came across online:
Nathan Chen is actually the 🕺 emoji. pic.twitter.com/MvcQANd7sk— Olympics (@Olympics) February 4, 2022
There is a lot of overlap between "music that is good for figure skating" and "music that is good for when a person is dying on Grey's Anatomy"— Jill Twiss (@jilltwiss) February 6, 2022
I feel like this event was born out of a lie that got out of hand.. pic.twitter.com/JFFpWvtjzq— mnrrntt (@mnrrntt) February 11, 2022
Feels pretty dystopian to have some kind of nuclear facility as the backdrop for this Big Air skiing event 🥴 pic.twitter.com/l0nIvgX5Pv— Lindsay (@LindsayMpls) February 7, 2022
The 2022 winter olympics does not start until Yuzuru Hanyu arrives in Beijing. pic.twitter.com/ivjNK1LiZR— 🖤🐼🖤 (@elitejean) January 30, 2022
in case anyone's watching ice dance for the first time, these two used to date, broke up, stayed partners and now madi's engaged to adrian diaz, also an ice dancer but from spain— kit (@lavienrosefbs) February 4, 2022
I love all the Winter Olympic events, sliding downhill on a piece of wood, sliding downhill on 2 pieces of wood, sliding downhill IN a piece of wood. All amazing.— Andrew Nadeau (@TheAndrewNadeau) February 11, 2022
summer olympics is “don’t swim too fast because you still have a run and a bike ride after this and you need to save your energy”, while the winter olympics is “you just skied 5km, now here’s your gun”.— Kate🥀 (@forer_kate) February 11, 2022
Watching the Winter Olympics pic.twitter.com/3ureL0AMF3— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) February 8, 2022
The Big Air stadium at the Olympics seems to be right next to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. pic.twitter.com/5CbedtGu3h— John Lovett (@jlove1982) February 7, 2022
Didn't even know the Winter Olympics were taking place until I opened Twitter.— Stoned Ape (@IntrovertStoned) February 6, 2022
The US Men’s Curling Team looks like a bunch of guys who met at a bar and decided to try out the sport they saw on the TV on weekday night and I love it pic.twitter.com/Ng7J3vQV82— Patrick Teehan (@patrick_teehan) February 10, 2022
getting ready for the olympics pic.twitter.com/TsXqSLfzaN— Golden Girls Obsession (@GoldenObsession) February 2, 2022