The Winter Olympics Beijing 2022 will officially open tonight with the Opening Ceremony at Beijing National Stadium (11pm AEDT) and will mark the first time in history that has hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

The Confederation of Australian Sport would like to wish the 43-person Australian Olympic Team the very best in their campaigns over the coming 16 days of competition. The team has the highest female representation in Australian Winter Olympic history, topping Sochi 2014 figures with women making up 52.3 per cent of the team in Beijing.

Competitions have already got underway across a number of sports including curling – where Australia has qualified their first team in Dean Hewitt and Tahli Gill – and freestyle skiing. To keep up with all the Aussies in action click here.

After the completion of the Winter Olympic Games on 20 February, Australia’s Winter Paralympic Team will take to the snow, when the competition kicks off on 4 March.

Australia’s 10-athlete team will compete across Para snowboarding and Para Alpine Skiing including former Rio 2016 Summer Paralympian Rae Anderson while former GWS Giants Academy player Josh Hanlon will make his Paralympic debut.

We would like to wish Australia’s Winter Paralympic all the best as they prepare for Beijing 2022.