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Get Ready for PyeongChang Winter Olympic 2018

Posted February 8, 2018

 

With the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 just around the corner, brush up your knowledge of the fascinating ice and snow disciplines.  The 2018 Winter Olympics are set for February 9-25.  Here’s a quick guide, including location, new events, venues, and how to watch the Games.  Competitions will be held at 13 venues for the Winter Games.  For the first time, TV viewers in all US time zones will have access to live coverage of the Games, instead of a delayed replay.  Here are the things you need to know:

When do the Games take place?

The competition for the 2018 Games starts on Thursday, February 8 and the opening ceremonies will take place the next day, Friday, February 9.  Closing ceremonies will be Sunday, February 25.

How to watch

For those in the United States, NBC will broadcast the games on TV and online.

Are there any new events this year?

There are four events added by the International Olympic Committee for 2018.  Athletes will now be able to compete in big air snowboarding and freestyle skiing – that’s new!  On the ice, get ready for mass start speed skating and mixed doubles curling – one of the main events in the Winter Olympic!  Overall, the athletes at PyeongChang will compete in seven sports — biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating, and skiing — with 15 varied disciplines across all sports.  The competitors each will be hoping to take home at least one of the 102 medals up for grabs.

So, gather your friends and families, and support the athletes and wish them all the best!

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