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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 8Alpine 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 9Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill 
 Curling- Mixed Doubles 
 Figure Skating- Team Event 
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’s 
 Luge- Men’s Single 
February 10Alpine Skiing- Men’s Downhill 
 Biathlon- Women’s 7.5km SprintYes
 Cross- Country Skiing- Women’s 7.5km + 7.5km SkiathlonYes
 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’sYes (Men’s Gold Medal Award)
 Snowboard- Men’s Slopestyle 
 Speed Skating- Women’s 3,000mYes
February 11Alpine Skiing- Men’s DownhillYes
 Biathlon- Men’s 10km SprintYes
 Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon
 Curling- Mixed Doubles 
 Figure Skating- Singles and Team Events 
 Freestyle Skiing- Ladies MogulsYes
 Ice Hockey- Women’s 
 Luge- Doubles, Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s singles)
 Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
 Ski Jumping Normal Hill-Women’s 
 Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s SlopestyleYes (Men’s)
 Speed Skating- Men’s 5,000m 
February 12Alpine Skiing- Men’s and Women’sYes (Women’s)
 Biathlon- Men’s and Women’sYes
 Curling- Mixed Doubles 
 Figure Skating- Team, Men’s and Women’sYes (Team)
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s MogulsYes
 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’sYes
 Snowboard- Women’s Slopestyle and HalfpipeYes (Slopestyle)
 Speed Skating- Women’s 1,500mYes
February 13Alpine Skiing- Men’s Alpine CombinedYes
 Biathlon- Men’s 20km and Women’s 15 km 
 Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s and Women’s SprintYes
 Curling- Mixed DoublesYes
 Ice Hockey- Women’s 
 Luge- Doubles and Women’sYes (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 HalfpipeYes (Women’s)
 Speed Skating- Men’s 1,500mYes
February 14Alpine Skiing- Ladies SlalomYes
 Biathlon- Women’s 15kmYes
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Pair Skating 
 Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s 
 Luge- Team and DoublesYes (Doubles)
 Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10kmYes
 Skeleton- Men’s and Women’s 
 Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual 
 Snowboard- Men’s HalfpipeYes
 Speed Skating- Women’s 1,000mYes
February 15Aline Skiing- Men’s Super GYes
 Biathlon- Men’s 20kmyes
 Bobsleigh-2 Man 
 Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 10kmYes
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Pair SkatingYes
 Freestyle Skiing- Women’s Aerials 
 Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s 
 Luge- TeamYes
 Skeleton- Men’s 
 Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual 
 Snowboard- Men’s Various EventsYes
 Speed Skating- Men’s 10,000kmYes
February 16Biathlon- Men’s 15km and Women’s 12.5km 
 Bobsleigh-2 Man 
 Cross- Country Skiing- Men’s 15kmYes
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Men’s Single Skating 
 Freestyle Skiing- Women’s AerialsYes
 Ice Hockey- Men’s 
 Skeleton- Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s)
 Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill Individual 
 Snowboard- Women’s Snowboard CrossYes
 Speed Skating- Women’s 5,000kmYes
February 17Alpine Skiing- Women’s Super-GYes
 Biathlon- Women’s 12.5kmYes
 Bobsleigh-2 Man and Women’s 
 Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 4x5kmYes
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Men’s Single SkatingYes
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’sYes (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’sYes
 Ski Jumping- Men’s Large Hill IndividualYes
February 18Alpine Skiing- Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s)
 Biathlon- Men’s 15kmYes
 Bobsleigh- 2 Man and Women’s 
 Cross Country Skiing- Men’s 4x10kmYes
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Aerials and SlopestyleYes
 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’sYes (Women’s)
February 19Apline Skiing- Women’s Downhill 
 Biathlon- Men’s and Women’s 
 Bobsleigh- 2 Man and Women’sYes (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 TeamYes
 Snowboard- Women’s Big Air 
 Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s)
February 20Apline Skiing- Women’s Downhill 
 Biathlon-Women’sYes
 Bobsleigh 
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Ice DanceYes
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s and Women’s HalfpipeYes (Women’s)
 Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s 
 Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10kmYes
 Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances)Yes (women’s)
February 21Apline Skiing- Women’s DownhillYes
 Biathlon- Men’s and Women’s 
 Bobsleigh- 4 Man and Women’sYes (Women’s)
 Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s and Women’s SprintYes (Women’s)
 Curling Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Women’s Single Skating 
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Ski CrossYes
 Ice Hockey- Men’s and Women’s 
 Nordic Combined- Individual Gundersen- 10km
 Snowboard- Men’s Big Air 
 Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’sYes
February 22Apline Skiing- Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s)
 Biathlon- Women’sYes
 Bobsleigh- 4 Man 
 Curling- Men’s and Women’s 
 Freestyle Skiing- Men’s Ski HalfpipeYes
 Ice Hockey- Women’sYes
 Nordic Combined- 4x5kmYes
 Short Track Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s (Various Distances)Yes
 Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Giant Slalom
February 23Alpine Skiing- Women’s Alpine CombinedYes
 Bisthlon- Men’s 4×7.5kmYes
 Bobsleigh- 4 Man 
 Curling-Men’s and Women’s 
 Figure Skating- Women’s Single SkatingYes
 Freestyle Skiing- Women’s Ski CrossYes
 Ice Hockey- Men’s 
 Snowboard- Women’s Big AirYes
 Speed Skating- Men’s 1,000mYes
February 24Alpine Skiing- Team EventYes
 Bobsleigh- 4 Man 
 Cross-Country Skiing- Men’s 50kmYes
 Curling Men’s and Women’sYes (Men’s)
 Ice Hockey- Men’s 
 Snowboard- Men’s and Women’s Various EventsYes
 Speed Skating- Men’s and Women’s Mass StartYes
February 25Bobsleigh- 4 ManYes
 Cross-Country Skiing- Women’s 30kmYes
 Curling -Women’sYes
 Ice Hockey- Men’sYes

 

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