With 109 events, seven sports and 15 disciplines, the Winter Olympics live on SuperSport from Friday 4thFebruary – 20th February offers a wealth of action and excitement.
Our beloved Ghana will be represented by Alpine Skier Carlos Maeder. Unfortunately, Ghanaian skeleton bob racer Akwasi Frimpong says he is “broken” after a positive coronavirus test in late December 2021 effectively ended his hopes of qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Carlos Maeder aka Carlos Brown aka Kojo Benya Brown is a ski racer of Ghanaian and Swiss heritage. He was born in Cape Coast
Six athletes from Eritrea, Ghana, Madagascar, Morocco and Nigeria will compete in alpine skiing and cross-country events at the Winter Olympics. Among them will be Mialitiana Clerc, Madagascar’s first female Olympic skier, Nigeria’s French-born Samuel Ikpefan (cross-country) and Ghana’s Carlos Maeder also known as Kojo Benya Brown(alpine skiing), the third-ever Ghanaian to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games. Unfortunately, Ghanaian skeleton bob racer Akwasi Frimpong says he is “broken” after a positive coronavirus test in late December 2021 effectively ended his hopes of qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
SuperSport’s multi-channel offering will be spread across DStv on SS Variety 1-4 and SS Action plus a 24-hour news channel via streaming on the DStv app. Daily highlights will be broadcast from 7-9pm on Variety 1. Several live events (which will not be on linear television) will be available on multiple DStv app channels.
Channel 246 is the dedicated news channel on the app with Olympic action also due on channels 247, 248, 950 and 951. All of these can also be found on Showmax PRO. Moreover, Showmax PRO will stream the action across all territories with daily highlights and 24-hour news also available.
During the games, the Grandstand channel will focus on the best moments from Beijing alongside some of the other great sport available on your World of Champions.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday (Variety 4 at 14:00) with the closing ceremony on Sunday 20 February. However, the competition itself will begin two days before the opening ceremony with preliminaries in curling, while there are also preliminary group games in women’s ice hockey and qualification runs in the moguls competition (freestyle skiing) scheduled for Thursday 3 February.
Events will be held in 15 disciplines across seven sports at the Beijing 2022 Games:
Alpine skiing: Men’s Downhill, Women’s Downhill, Men’s Slalom, Women’s Slalom, Men’s Giant Slalom, Women’s Giant Slalom, Men’s Super-G, Women’s Super-G, Men’s Alpine Combined Slalom, Women’s Alpine Combined Slalom, Mixed Team Parallel.
Biathlon: Mixed Relay 4x6km (W+M), Women’s 15km Individual, Men’s 20km Individual, Women’s 7.5km Sprint, Men’s 10km Sprint, Women’s 10km Pursuit, Men’s 12.5km Pursuit, Men’s 4×7.5km Relay, Women’s 4x6km Relay, Men’s 15km Mass Start, Women’s 12.5km Mass Start.
Bobsleigh: Women’s Monobob, 2-man, 2-woman, 4-man.
Cross-country skiing: Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon, Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon, Women’s Sprint Free, Men’s Sprint Free, Women’s 10km Classic, Men’s 15km Classic, Women’s 4 x 5km Relay, Men’s 4 x 10km Relay, Women’s Team Sprint Classic, Men’s Team Sprint Classic, Men’s 50km Mass Start Free, Women’s 30km Mass Start Free.
Curling: Mixed Doubles, Men’s competition, Women’s competition.
Figure skating: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Ice Dance, Pairs, Team Event.
Freestyle skiing: Women’s Moguls, Men’s Moguls, Women’s Freeski Big Air, Men’s Freeski Big Air, Mixed Team Aerials, Women’s Freeski Slopestyle, Men’s Freeski Slopestyle, Women’s Aerials, Men’s Aerials, Women’s Ski Cross, Men’s Ski Cross, Men’s Freeski Halfpipe, Women’s Freeski Halfpipe.
Ice hockey: Women’s competition, Men’s competition.
Luge: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Doubles, Team Relay.
Nordic combined: Ind. Gund. NH/10km, Ind. Gund. LH/10km, Team Gund. LH/4x5km.
Short track speed skating: Mixed Team Relay, Men’s 500m, Women’s 500m, Men’s 1000m, Women’s 1000m, Men’s 1500m, Women’s 1500m, Women’s 3000m Relay, Men’s 5000m Relay
Skeleton: Men’s competition, Women’s competition.
Ski jumping: Men’s Normal Hill Individual, Women’s Normal Hill Individual, Men’s Large Hill, Men’s Team, Mixed Team.
Speed skating: Men’s 500m, Women’s 500m, Men’s 1000m, Women’s 1000m, Men’s 1500m, Women’s 1500m, Women’s 3000m, Men’s 5000m, Women’s 5000m, Men’s 10000m, Women’s Team Pursuit, Men’s Team Pursuit, Men’s Mass Start, Women’s Mass Start.
Snowboard: Men’s Big Air, Women’s Big Air, Men’s Halfpipe, Women’s Halfpipe, Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom, Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom, Men’s Slopestyle, Women’s Slopestyle, Men’s Snowboard Cross, Women’s Snowboard Cross.
Is a Free VPN Safe to Use? Exploring the Risks and Benefits
In our current digital age, online privacy and security have become an importantt concerns for internet users around the world. With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats and data breaches, people are actively seeking ways to protect their online activities. Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have gained popularity as tools that promise safeguarding your digital footprint. While there are many VPN options available, free VPNs, in particular, have garnered significant attention due to their accessibility. In this article, we will explore the risks and benefits of using a free VPN, with a focus on free VPN for Windows.
Understanding VPNs: What Are They?
Before delving into the world of free VPNs, let’s understand what a VPN is and how it works. A VPN is essentially a service that establishes a secure, encrypted connection between your device (in this case, your Windows PC) and a remote server. This connection masks your IP address and encrypts your internet traffic, making it difficult for third parties, such as hackers or government agencies, to monitor your online activities.
The Benefits of Using a Free VPN
Enhanced Privacy: One of the primary advantages of using a free VPN is the boost in online privacy. Your internet service provider (ISP), websites, and even potential cybercriminals won’t be able to track your online behavior when you’re connected to a VPN.
Bypassing Geo-Restrictions: Free VPNs often allow users to access geo-restricted content. For example, if a streaming platform or website is only accessible in certain regions, a VPN can make it appear as though you’re browsing from an eligible location.
Protection on Public Wi-Fi: When you connect to public Wi-Fi networks, your data becomes vulnerable to interception. A free VPN can add an extra layer of security when you’re using unsecured public Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, or hotels.
The Risks Associated with Free VPNs
Data Logging: Many free VPN providers track and log user data. This can include your online activities, websites visited, and even personal information. This data may then be sold to third parties or used for targeted advertising.
Inadequate Security Measures: Some free VPNs might not implement robust encryption protocols, leaving your data vulnerable to breaches or leaks.
Limited Features: Free VPNs often come with limitations, such as slower connection speeds, data caps, and fewer server locations. These restrictions can hinder your online experience.
Malware and Adware: Some free VPN services have been found to include malware or adware in their software, potentially infecting your device.
Uncertain Jurisdiction: Free VPN providers can be based in countries with lax data privacy laws, which means they may not be obligated to protect your data.