The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of has launched a series of column "Hundred Questions about the Winter Olympics", which aims to popularize the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting stories about ice and snow, and help everyone have a better viewing experience at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The 105th Winter Olympics Questions | Why can an athlete participate in multiple competitions?

  In the previous short track speed skating 2000m mixed relay, Ren Ziwei helped the Chinese team win the first gold medal of this Winter Olympics.

After winning the men's 1,000-meter championship, Ren Ziwei will compete for gold in the men's 1,500-meter short track speed skating event tonight.

In addition, he will appear in the men's 5,000-meter relay on February 16.

On February 8, in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women's Grand Jump final held at the Beijing Shougang Ski Jump, Gu Ailing won the championship.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Mao Jianjun

  Not only Ren Ziwei, but also Gu Ailing, who won gold in the freestyle ski jumping platform yesterday, also signed up for three events at this Winter Olympics.

How can one athlete compete in so many events?

  In fact, the International Olympic Organizing Committee only stipulates the maximum number of people a country can participate in each single event, and does not limit the number of athletes participating in the event.

Under normal circumstances, most athletes have one or several events that they specialize in. In order to avoid distracting energy and time, they will not participate in too many games in the Winter Olympics.

  Therefore, according to the regulations, as long as the athletes can obtain the qualifications for the individual competitions of the Winter Olympics, they can participate in the corresponding events.

  As early as last year, the Winter Sports Management Center of the General Administration of Sports of the People's Republic of China issued a notice saying that since Wu Dajing and Ren Ziwei have won the 2021-2022 short track speed skating World Cup sub-station championship, both of them have qualified for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

In this way, it is not surprising that Ren Ziwei participated in four competitions in this Winter Olympics.

  Let's keep cheering for the athletes!