2018 Winter Olympics
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, including when and where the Olympics are taking place:
Where are the 2018 Winter Olympics?
The 2018 Winter Olympics 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. 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?
What sports are in the Winter Olympics?
The Winter Olympics 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.
Within the 15 sports, there are 102 events where athletes will have the chance to earn a gold, silver or bronze medal for their countries. In 2018, six new medaled events were added to the schedule. Those events include a team event for alpine skiing, mixed doubles curling, men’s and women’s big air for snowboarding and men’s and women’s mass start for speed skating.
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 can also be live streamed or watched on demand onNBCOlympics.com, as well as on the NBC Sports app.