The 2018 Winter Olympics
We have waited four years for the Winter Olympics and they are finally upon us. Taking place February 8-25th, the Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The opening ceremonies start February 9th, while the competitive events start February 8th.
In addition to the events that are already being held at the games, four more were recently added to the list. Those four events include Big Air in Snowboarding, Mass Start in Speed Skating, Mixed Doubles in Curling, and a Team Skiing event. Since some of these events were taken out previously but were still very popular, they were placed back in the games. These four events were added not only because of the skill and agility level needed to compete but also because of their attractiveness and entertainment. The sports are categorized into three main groups; Ice Sports, Alpine, Skiing & Snowboarding Events, and the Nordic Events.
The first Winter Olympics was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Over the years it has become a major international sporting event. The Olympic games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
If you want to watch the Olympics, there are multiple ways you can. TV channels NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network will be showing the games live. You can also watch the games online at NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app. If you want to check out the event schedule visit www.olympic.org.
So when you get home, grab a snack and cheer America on as we take on all the countries this year! Also, don’t forget to tune in to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.