Just six months after the end of the Summer Olympics, the Winter Olympics are set to get underway. The 2022 Beijing Olympics officially start Friday with the opening ceremony.

Live coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony starts at 6:30 a.m. EST on NBC. Viewers can watch the event on TV or stream it on Peacock.

The opening ceremony will be reaired on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.

The U.S. selected curler John Shuster and the bobsledder Elana Meyers to be the nation’s flag bearers at Beijing National Stadium Friday. Meyers was replaced by speed skater Brittany Bowe after she tested positive for COVID-19.

"I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead Team USA into the opening ceremony,” Bowe said in a statement. “Taking on this responsibility is the honor of a lifetime, and I will proudly carry the American flag on behalf of Elana, her family and all of Team USA."

There are expected to be more than 150 American athletes at National Stadium for the opening ceremony.

The Winter Olympics include seven new events. Men’s and women’s Big Air (freestyle skiing), mixed team snowboard cross and mixed team ski jumping are among the sports that have been added.

The Winter Olympics will end with the closing ceremony on Feb. 20.

The Beijing Winter Olympics ski jumping venue in Zhangjiakou
The Beijing Winter Olympics ski jumping venue in Zhangjiakou AFP / François-Xavier MARIT