2018 WINTER OLYMPICS

By: Sarah Wechsler Kelly

 

The 2018 Winter Olympics is just around the corner and approaching fast. The games will start February 8th and end on February 25th, and will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea.

For the sports there are individual and team events with 15 different sports, with 102 events all together. The sports included are alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, long track speed skating, luge, nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, and snowboarding.

There will be 92 countries including the United States. This year North Korea is also coming to the 2018 Winter Olympics. North Korea is interacting with South Korea after more than a decade. Inviting North Korea is being described as a gesture for peace and security between the two Korean countries. North and South Korea are making a joint women’s hockey team, consisting of twelve women from North Korea. The team is going together as “Korea” with one flag. The flag has a white background with a blue Korean peninsula on top.

The North is also bringing a cheering squad of 230 women who will cheer North Korea on.

NBC is broadcasting the Olympics but this time it is broadcasting live in all time zones. This way viewers won’t get spoilers before seeing the actual sport/event happen. Look forward to the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang. It’s just around the corner and coming up fast so get your snacks and get comfy.