The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China will begin on Friday.

In honor of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, UpgradedPoints put together a map of the most popular Winter Olympic sport in each state. And North Dakotan's favorite Winter Olympic Sport is actually the same sport that the majority of states love. Would you believe that North Dakota's favorite Winter Olympic sport is not hockey?

Which Winter Olympic sport do North Dakotans love most?

According to UpgradedPoints, the most popular Winter Olympic sport in North Dakota is figure skating. Figure skating is actually the most popular Winter Olympic sport among 23 states. I was surprised by this because I would totally have guessed that hockey was our state's most popular Winter Olympic sport, by far. But hockey was only popular among four states.

What is the figure skating schedule at the 2022 Winter Olympics?

There are different kinds of figure skating to watch at the Olympics. There are men's, women's, pairs, and singles competitions. And I am sure the movements and outfits will be stunning - I mean, these athletes are the best of the best. If you do not want to miss a figure skating event, you can get the schedule from the Winter Olympics' website.

While I am not the biggest sports fan, I do look forward to watching figure skating. It is truly incredible how these athletes can pull off such extreme stunts while gliding across the ice. Which Winter Olympic sport do you look forward to watching most this year?

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