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The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are set to begin on February 8, 2018, but many people still have questions! How many events are there in the Winter Olympics 2018? How many countries are competing in the Winter Olympics 2018? This article will have you informed about everything related to this year’s highly anticipated games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. We’ve got everything you need to know, including a full Winter Olympics schedule for 2018! So, keep reading!

Where Are the 2018 Winter Olympics Being Held?

The Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The county of Pyeongchang is located 80 miles from the capital city of South Korea, Seoul.

This is not the first time that the Olympics are being held in South Korea. Previously, Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics!

What Are the Important Dates for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games? 

The opening ceremonies are slated to take place on Friday, February 9, 2018. The closing ceremonies will occur on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

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The first competition is going to take place on Thursday, February 8, 2018, with curling and ski jumping kicking off the Winter Olympic events.

What Is the Time Zone Difference?

Since the games are happening in South Korea, there will be a big time-zone difference, which will impact all Americans watching the games. There will be a difference of anywhere from 14 to 17 hours, depending on where you are watching the Olympic games. Those living in the Eastern time zone will have a 14-hour time difference, 15 hours for the central time zone, 16 hours for the mountain time zone, and Americans watching in the pacific time zone will have a 17 hour difference.

How to Watch the Olympics?

There will be the tradition form of media, which is watching it on TV. The networks that will be broadcasting the Olympic games will be NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and USA network. In addition, Americans can catch the games on NBCOlympics.com, on NBC’s sports app or fuboTV.

How Many Countries Will Be Representing Winter Olympic Sports for 2018?

There will be a total of 92 countries competing in the Olympic Games. This would include top medal contenders such as: Norway, Germany, Canada, and the United States. This list of 92 countries also includes Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore, who are all competing for the first time in the Winter Olympic games!

Even though North and South Korea do not get along, North Korea will be competing at the games under an agreement that has been put in place, to ensure peace.

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A country not included in the list of competitors will be Russia, who was ousted due to doping issues. However athletes from the country will still compete under a neutral country flag.

How Many Events Will Be Held at the Winter Olympics 2018?

There are a total of 102 different events, across 15 different sports! The Pyeongchang Olympics will mark the first time in history that the winter games have more than 100 events. 

When the closing ceremonies are complete, and everything is recorded in the history books, there will be a total of 102 gold medal handed out! That’s a lot of gold!

The top fours events with the most medals distributed will be speed skating (14 gold medals), cross country skiing (12 gold medals), alpine skiing (11 gold medals) and the biathlon (11 gold medals).

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The day which will witness the most amount of gold medals awarded will be Saturday, February 17, 2018, with a total of nine. So, be sure to be watching on that exciting day!

An Entire List of All the Olympic Sports

There will be a total of 15 different sports played at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Below is the entire list:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsleigh
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
  • Figure skating
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Nordic combined
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed skating

Are There Any New Sports Added to the Pyeongchang Olympic Games?

Yes, there are a total of four new sports added, which would include, big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.

Full Winter Olympic Schedule:

You definitely don’t want to miss the chance to see your favourite event (or catch one of the new events added), so take a look below to be ensure that you don’t miss any of the action!

Date Event Gold Medal Match
February 8 Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill  
  Biathlon- Men’s 10km Sprint  
  Curling- Mixed Doubles  
  Luge- Men’s and Women’s Singles  
  Ski Jumping Normal Hill- Men’s and Women’s
February 9 Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill  
  Curling- Mixed Doubles  
  Figure Skating- Team Event  
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’s  
  Luge- Men’s Single  
February 10 Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill  
  Biathlon- Women’s 7.5km Sprint Yes
  Cross- Country Skiing- Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon Yes
  Curling- Mixed Doubles  
  Ice Hockey- Women’s  
  Luge- Men’s and Women’s Singles  
  Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s 1,500m and Women’s 500m + 3000m
  Ski Jumping Normal Hill- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s Gold Medal Award)
  Snowboard- Men’s Slopestyle  
  Speed Skating- Women’s 3,000m Yes
February 11 Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill Yes
  Biathlon- Men’s 10km Sprint Yes
  Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon
  Curling- Mixed Doubles  
  Figure Skating- Singles and Team Events  
  Freestyle Skiing- Ladies Moguls Yes
  Ice Hockey- Women’s  
  Luge- Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s singles)
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Ski Jumping Normal Hill-Women’s  
  Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Yes (Men’s)
  Speed Skating- Men’s 5,000m  
February 12 Alpine Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Women’s)
  Biathlon- Men’s and Women’s Yes
  Curling- Mixed Doubles  
  Figure Skating- Team, Men’s and Women’s Yes (Team)
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Moguls Yes
  Ice Hockey- Women’s  
  Luge- Doubles and Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Skeleton- Men’s and Women’s  
  Ski Jumping Normal Hill- Women’s Yes
  Snowboard- Women’s Slopestyle and Halfpipe Yes (Slopestyle)
  Speed Skating- Women’s 1,500m Yes
February 13 Alpine Skiing- Men’s Alpine Combined Yes
  Biathlon- Men’s 20km and Women’s 15 km  
  Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Sprint Yes
  Curling- Mixed Doubles Yes
  Ice Hockey- Women’s  
  Luge- Doubles and Women’s Yes (Women’s)
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances) Yes (Women’s-500m)
  Skeleton- Men’s and Women’s  
  Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Yes (Women’s)
  Speed Skating- Men’s 1,500m Yes
February 14 Alpine Skiing- Ladies Slalom Yes
  Biathlon- Women’s 15km Yes
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Pair Skating  
  Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s  
  Luge- Team and Doubles Yes (Doubles)
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km Yes
  Skeleton- Men’s and Women’s  
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual  
  Snowboard- Men’s Halfpipe Yes
  Speed Skating- Women’s 1,000m Yes
February 15 Aline Skiing- Men’s Super G Yes
  Biathlon- Men’s 20km yes
  Bobsleigh-2 Man  
  Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 10km Yes
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Pair Skating Yes
  Freestyle Skiing- Women’s Aerials  
  Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s  
  Luge- Team Yes
  Skeleton- Men’s  
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual  
  Snowboard- Men’s Various Events Yes
  Speed Skating- Men’s 10,000km Yes
February 16 Biathlon- Men’s 15km and Women’s 12.5km  
  Bobsleigh-2 Man  
  Cross- Country Skiing- Men’s 15km Yes
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Men’s Single Skating  
  Freestyle Skiing- Women’s Aerials Yes
  Ice Hockey- Men’s  
  Skeleton- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s)
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual  
  Snowboard- Women’s Snowboard Cross Yes
  Speed Skating- Women’s 5,000km Yes
February 17 Alpine Skiing- Women’s Super-G Yes
  Biathlon- Women’s 12.5km Yes
  Bobsleigh-2 Man and Women’s  
  Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 4x5km Yes
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Men’s Single Skating Yes
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Women’s)
  Ice Hockey-Men’s and Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances) Yes
  Skeleton- Women’s Yes
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual Yes
February 18 Alpine Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s)
  Biathlon- Men’s 15km Yes
  Bobsleigh- 2 Man and Women’s  
  Cross Country Skiing- Men’s 4x10km Yes
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Aerials and Slopestyle Yes
  Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual  
  Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Women’s)
February 19 Apline Skiing- Women’s Downhill  
  Biathlon- Men’s and Women’s  
  Bobsleigh- 2 Man and Women’s Yes (2 Man)
  Curling-Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Ice Dance  
  Ice Hockey- Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Ski Jumping- Men’s Team Yes
  Snowboard- Women’s Big Air  
  Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s)
February 20 Apline Skiing- Women’s Downhill  
  Biathlon-Women’s Yes
  Bobsleigh  
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Ice Dance Yes
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Yes (Women’s)
  Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km Yes
  Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances) Yes (women’s)
February 21 Apline Skiing- Women’s Downhill Yes
  Biathlon- Men’s and Women’s  
  Bobsleigh- 4 Man and Women’s Yes (Women’s)
  Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Sprint Yes (Women’s)
  Curling Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Women’s Single Skating  
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Ski Cross Yes
  Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s  
  Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
  Snowboard- Men’s Big Air  
  Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s Yes
February 22 Apline Skiing- Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s)
  Biathlon- Women’s Yes
  Bobsleigh- 4 Man  
  Curling- Men’s and Women’s  
  Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Ski Halfpipe Yes
  Ice Hockey- Women’s Yes
  Nordic Combined- 4x5km Yes
  Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances) Yes
  Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Giant Slalom
February 23 Alpine Skiing- Women’s Alpine Combined Yes
  Bisthlon- Men’s 4×7.5km Yes
  Bobsleigh- 4 Man  
  Curling-Men’s and Women’s  
  Figure Skating- Women’s Single Skating Yes
  Freestyle Skiing- Women’s Ski Cross Yes
  Ice Hockey- Men’s  
  Snowboard- Women’s Big Air Yes
  Speed Skating- Men’s 1,000m Yes
February 24 Alpine Skiing- Team Event Yes
  Bobsleigh- 4 Man  
  Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s 50km Yes
  Curling Men’s and Women’s Yes (Men’s)
  Ice Hockey- Men’s  
  Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Various Events Yes
  Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s Mass Start Yes
February 25 Bobsleigh- 4 Man Yes
  Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 30km Yes
  Curling -Women’s Yes
  Ice Hockey- Men’s Yes

 

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