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Here’s everything you need to know about the Winter Olympics 2018 Games, including when and where the Olympics are taking place:
The Winter Olympics 2018 are being held in PyeongChang in South Korea. After previous failed bids, the city beat Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, as the venue for the upcoming games during the International Olympic Committee’s 123rd IOC Session in South Africa in 2011.
While PyeongChang has never hosted an Olympics, Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. This event will be the first time South Korea has hosted a Winter Olympics 2018. More than 100 miles east of Seoul, PyeongChang County is located in the Gangwon province of South Korea in the Taebaek Mountains. PyeongChang’s elevation makes it a popular destination for hiking and skiing. Many of the events will be held at Alpensia Sports Park, which is part of the popular Alpensia Resort in the county.
When will the Olympics start?
The Winter Olympic Games began on February 8, 2018, and end February 25, 2018. While the Games’ Opening Ceremony will take place on Friday, February 9, the first competitive events happened on February 8.
What sports are in the Winter Olympics?
The Winter Olympics 2018 feature 15 sports with individual and team events. A number of the sports take place on the slopes: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboard. The rest take place on ice: curling, bobsled, figure skating, hockey, luge, short track, skeleton and speed skating.
Which U.S. athletes will be competing?
The Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang has the highest number of athletes ever to compete in a Winter Games. Organizers said 2,925 athletes from 92 counThe Winter Olympics in PyeongChang has the highest number of athletes ever to compete in a Winter Games. Organizers said 2,925 athletes from 92 countries will compete this year.tries will compete this year.
Two hundred and forty-two of those athletes are competing for Team USA about 12 more than those who did in Sochi in 2014.
Men: Bryce Bennett, Tommy Biesemeyer, David Chodounsky, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Mark Engel, Tommy Ford, Jared Goldberg, Tim Jitloff, Nolan Kasper, Ted Ligety, Wiley Maple, Andrew Weibrecht
Women: Stacey Cook, Breezy Johnson, Megan McJames, Steven Nyman, Alice McKennis, Laurenne Ross, Resi Stiegler, Jacqueline Wiles.
Men: Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, Russell Currier, Sean Doherty, Leif Nordgren
Women: Emily Dreissigacker, Susan Dunklee, Clare Egan, Maddie Phaneuf, Joanne Reid.
Men: Hakeem Abdul-Saboor, Codie Bascue, Nick Cunningham, Chris Fogt, Chris Kinney, Steve Langton, Sam McGuffie, Sam Michener, Justin Olsen, Carlo Valdes, Nathan Weber, Evan Weinstock.
Women: Aja Evans, Lauren Gibbs, Jamie Greubel Poser, Elana Meyers Taylor
Men: Erik Bjornsen, Patrick Cladwell, Simi Hamilton, Logan Hanneman, Reese Hanneman, Noah Hoffman, Tyler Kornfield, Andy Newell, Scott Patterson.
Women: Sadie Bjornsen, Rosie Brennan, Sophie Caldwell, Jessie.
Cory Christensen, Aileen Geving, Becca Hamilton, Tabitha Peterson, Nina Spatola Roth, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, Joe Polo, John Shuster
Karen Chen, Madison Chock, Madison Hubbell, Mirai Nagasu, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, Bradie Tennell, Evan Bates, Nathan Chen, Zach Donohue, Chris Knierim, Adam Rippon, Vincent Zhou.
Men: Aaron Blunck, Mac Bohonnon, Alex Ferreira, Nick Goepper, Alex Hall, Gus Kenworthy, Jon Lillis, Eric Loughran, Troy Murphy, Emerson Smith, McRae Williams, Bradley Wilson, David Wise, Torin Yater-Wallace.
Women: Maddie Bowman, Ashley Caldwell, Caroline Claire, Annalisa Drew, Tess Johnson, Jaelin Kauf.
Men: Mark Arcobello, Chad Billins, Jonathon Blum, Will Borgen, Chris Bourque, Bobby Butler, Ryan Donato, Matt Gilroy, Brian Gionta, Jordan Greenway, Ryan Gunderson, Chad Kolarik, David Leggio, Broc Little, Brandon Maxwell, John McCarthy, Brian O’Neill, Garrett Roe, Bobby Sanguinetti, Jim Slater, Ryan Stoa, Troy Terry, Noah Welch, James Wisniewski, Ryan Zapolski.
Women: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy, Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Kali Flanagan, Nicole Hensley, Megan Keller, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Gigi Marvin, Sidney Morin, Kelly Pannek, Amanda Pelkey, Emily Pfalzer, Alex.
Long Track Speedskating:
Men: Shani Davis, Jonathan Garcia, Kimani Griffin, Brian Hansen, Emery Lehman, Joey Mantia, Mitchell Whitmore
Women: Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson, Mia Manganello, Carlijn Schoutens, Jerica Tandiman.
Men: Justin Krewson, Chris Mazder, Taylor Morris, Matt Mortensen, Andrew Sherk, Jayson Terdiman, Tucker West
Women: Summer Britcher, Emily Sweeney.
Ben Berend, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Jasper Good, Ben Loomis
Short Track Speedskating:
Women: Maame Biney, Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman
Men: J.R. Celski, Thomas Hong, John Henry Krueger, Ryan Pivirotto, Aaron Tran.
Matt Antoine, John Daly, Katie Uhlaender, Kendall Wesenberg
Men: Kevin Bickner, Michael Glasder, Casey Larson, Will Rhoads
Women: Nita Englund, Sarah Hendrickson, Amy Ringquist.
Men: Nick Baumgartner, Jonathan Cheever, Chris Corning, Mick Dierdorff, Ben Ferguson, Red Gerard, Chase Josey, Hagen Kearney, Kyle Mack, AJ Muss, Jake Pates, Ryan Stassel, Mike Trapp
Shaun White: A two-time Olympic gold medalist, White is focusing this year solely on the halfpipe. Though he won the event previously, White placed fourth in Sochi. The athlete also has the record for the most X Games gold medals.
Women: Jamie Anderson, Kelly Clark, Arielle Gold, Faye Gulini, Arielle Gold, Lindsey Jacobellis, Jessika Jenson, Hailey Langland, Rosie Mancari, Julia Marino, Maddie Mastro, Meghan Tierney
Chloe Kim: Though she was too young to compete in Sochi, Kim could leave a huge mark on the halfpipe for Team USA. At the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix at age 15, Kimbecame the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s on the halfpipe, in an event where she scored a perfect 100 points.
After finishing fourth at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Jan., Ashley Wagner, an American figure skating, did not qualify this year despite being an Olympics favorite.
How can I watch the Olympics on TV?
NBC is once again broadcasting the Olympics but this time, the network is changing it up. For the first time, NBC is broadcasting the Olympic Games live in all time zones. In the past, U.S. viewers had to wait to watch delayed tape of the events with the most anticipated events often appearing during primetime. This meant many viewers were susceptible to spoilers before having a chance to see the competition unfold.
NBC Universal networks like NBC, NBCSn, CNBC and USA Network, are broadcasting the Games. The Winter Olympics 2018 can also be live streamed or watched on demand onNBCOlympics.com, as well as on the NBC Sports app.
In November, NBCUniversal announced its preliminary TV schedule, saying it would stream 2,400 hours of these games a record for the NBC in its streaming of Winter Olympics 2018 games. Coverage of the games began on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN which aired mixed doubles curling.
“There will be more live hours of Winter Olympics 2018 coverage in PyeongChang than ever before, and for the first time at a Winter Games, NBC will broadcast live across all time zones to the entire country, creating a unique national collective experience for this event,” Jim Bell, the president of NBC Olympics Production and Programming, said in a statement.
You can expect to watch the Olympics on NBC for the foreseeable future. The network has ownership of the rights for the games through 2032. However, the network’slongtime primetime anchor Bob Costas will no longer fill that role. Mike Tirico will take Costas’s place.
Will Russia compete in the 2018 Winter Games?
Despite the suspension, at least 169 Russian Olympic Athletes are competing at the Games “under strict conditions” and under the title “Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)” instead of their flag. Russian Olympic leadership and the flag itself will not be recognized at the Games, per the conditions from the IOC.
The decision comes after a three-year investigation into Russian doping before and during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, where Russia won the most medals of any other country. The report found “the systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia,” according to the Olympics.
Will North Korea compete at the 2018 Olympics?
North Korea is sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang this year a decision made after the first talks between the country and South Korea in more than two years.
The delegation includes athletes, officials, a cheer squad and joint ice hockey team with South Korea. The International Olympic Committee had extended its October deadline to allow for North Korea to enter to compete in the games. North Korean figure skating team Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik qualified for the Olympics back in September 2017, but it will be up to North Korea’s Olympic Committee to decide whether to send them to PyeongChang.
The country first competed in the Olympics in the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsburck, Austria. Its second appearance came in 1972 at the Summer Olympics in Munich. After that, North Korea regularly competed in the Summer Olympic games and participated in about half of the Winter Olympic games.
However, North Korea boycotted the Olympics held in Seoul and did not participate in Sochi. In a 1987 plot to disrupt the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Seoul, North Korean agents placed a bomb on a Korean Air flight that killed all 115 people on board.
In his New Year’s Day speech ahead of the talks between the two countries, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un said he wished to send a delegation to South Korea for the games. “We sincerely hope that the South will successfully host the Olympics,” he said, according to the New York Time.
The decision came after a dispute with the International Olympic Committee over whether the IOC would cover the costs incurred by NHL players participating in the event, as the IOC had done in the past. The IOC decided not to pay these costs in 2018. The NHL did not participate in the 1988, 1992 or 1994 Winter Olympics due to the interruption required in its schedule.
What is the official Winter Olympics mascot this year?
Following several decades of tradition, the Winter Olympics 2018 has its own mascot. “Soohorang,” an animated white tiger, is the symbol for the upcoming Olympics. In Korea, the white tiger is known as the country’s “guardian animal,” according to the Olympics’ website.
Where will the 2020, 2022 and 2024 Olympics be held?
The next Winter Olympics, in 2022, will be held in Beijing, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, and the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics. The host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics has not yet been determined.