(CNN)From the sound of skis swooshing against the snow, to bullet-like bobsleds speeding down icy tracks, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics promise fierce and dynamic competition between some of the world's top athletes.
Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Event-by-event guide
Nearly 3,000 competitors from 91 delegations will participate at this year's Games in 109 medal events.
There will be fan favorites such as ice hockey, figure skating and snowboarding, but there will also be seven new events to delight spectators, including the women's monobob, mixed team events in snowboard cross, freestyle skiing aerials, short track and ski jumping, as well as men's and women's freestyle skiing big air competitions.
Haven't heard of the halfpipe? Need to brush up on your knowledge of spins and jumps? Have no fear, our event-by-event guide is here to help.
What is it? A form of transport for centuries, the bobsled was introduced at the first Winter Olympics in 1924 in Chamonix, France, where it started off as a four-man event.
Teams of two or four compete by zooming down an icy track in a curved, cone-like sled, with the fastest total time earning first place. The sport is a bit like Formula 1 on ice because it involves turbulent speeds, consistent pacing and high power, according to the Olympics website.
The addition of a two-man competition was made at the Winter Games in 1932 in Lake Placid, and progressively a two-woman event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US. Since then, it's found a place in popular culture, notably the film "Cool Runnings," which followed the Jamaican bobsled team as they trained to compete at the 1988 Winter Olympics.