Winter Olympics 2018

Winter Olympics 2018

February 9-25, 2018
February 9-25, 2018


The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Korean: 제23회 동계 올림픽, translit. Jeisipsamhoe Donggye Ollimpik), officially stylized and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was a major multi-sport event held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 8 February 2018. Pyeongchang was elected as the host in July 2011, during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa. It marks the first time South Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics, and the second Olympics in the country overall after the 1988 Summer Olympics in the nation's capital, Seoul. It also marks the third time East Asia has hosted the Winter Games, after Sapporo, Japan (1972), and Nagano, Japan (1998), and the sixth overall Olympic Games held in East Asia. It was the first of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in East Asia, preceding Tokyo 2020 (Summer) and Beijing 2022 (Winter).

The games featured 102 events in fifteen sports, with the addition of "big air" snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing to the Winter Olympic programme. 2,914 athletes from 92 NOCs competed, including the debuts of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.

The lead-up to these Games was affected by the ongoing tensions between South Korea and North Korea, and the 2017–18 missile crisis, which led to security concerns, with some countries threatening to skip the games unless their safety was assured. In January 2018, after their first high-level talks in over two years, North Korea agreed to participate in the Games along with South Korea. The countries also agreed to march together, as a united "Korea", during the opening ceremony, and to field a unified women's ice hockey team.

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Yuzuru Hanyu
bornDecember 7, 1994
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Resides inSendai
Lizzy Yarnold
bornOctober 31, 1988
Resides inBath, Somerset
Shaun White
bornSeptember 3, 1986
Alina Zagitova
bornMay 18, 2002
Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia

Photos - Medal Ceremony (1)91

Olympic Torch

Yuna Kim KTM (born September 5, 1990), also credited in eastern name order as Kim Yuna or Kim Yeon-ah, is a South Korean former professional figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and 2014 silver medalist in ladies' singles; the 2009, 2013 World champion; the 2009 Four Continents champion; a three-time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion; the 2006 World Junior champion; the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion; and a six-time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014) South Korean national champion.

Kim is the first South Korean figure skater to win a medal at an ISU Junior or Senior Grand Prix event, ISU Championship, and the Olympic Games. She is the first female skater to win the Olympic Games, the World Championships, the Four Continents Championships and the Grand Prix Final. She is one of the most highly recognized athletes and media figures in South Korea.[10] As a result of her numerous accomplishments, she is frequently referred to as Queen Yuna by various media across the world.[11]

She is the former record holder for ladies in the short program, free skate and combined total[12] under the ISU Judging System. She has broken world record scores 11 times[12][13][14] under the ISU Judging System since 2007, eight of which being records she herself set. She is also the first female skater to surpass the 140-point and 150-point free skating mark[14] and the 200-point, 210-point and 220-point total mark[12] under the ISU Judging System. Throughout her entire career, Kim had never finished a competition off the podium. She is considered to be among the best ladies figure skaters of all time.[15][16][17]

Kim was the highest paid athlete in the XXI Olympic Winter Games,[18] the 5th, 7th, 6th and 4th top-earning sportswoman in the world in 2010,[19] 2012,[20] 2013[21] and 2014[22] respectively according to Forbes. The business magazine has also listed her in their 30 under 30[23] and Philanthropy[24] lists. She was included in Time magazine's annual Time 100 of World's Most Influential People in 2010.[25] Kim was the first to top Forbes Korea Power Celebrity and was ranked in the Top 10 from 2010 to 2015.[26][27][28][29][30][31]

Gold Medal Winners101

Silver Medal Winners105

Bronze Medal Winners106

Medal Winning Countries27


Participating National Olympic Committees92

Men's Hockey Finalists12

Women's Hockey Finalists8

Podium Sweeps - Netherlands3

Podium Sweeps - Norway3

Podium Sweeps - Germany3

Athletes To Watch26


Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium
The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium is a temporary venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in South Korea.

Notable Attendees701


News Articles22

These People Didn't Win Medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics. But They Won the Internet Instead
  –  February 26, 2018
When we think of the Olympics, we think of elite jocks smashing records and capturing that hardware. But let’s not kid ourselves, on social media the barometer for success is different. Anyone — Olympian or not — can achieve a different kind of ...
The 2018 Winter Olympics' most memorable moments
  –  February 26, 2018
CNN's sports team reflect on their time in South Korea: on the moments, the characters and the biggest talking points of the Games, and on how it will be remembered in years to come.
Best snowboarding moments from 2018 Winter Olympics
  –  February 26, 2018
A pair of American teenagers became breakout stars, and a 22-year-old from the Czech Republic proved to be one of the most versatile athletes in PyeongChang. Here’s a look back at some of the top moments from Olympic snowboarding this year. Red Gerard ...
Gus Kenworthy ‘ends’ his beautiful Winter Olympics friendship with Adam Rippon
  –  February 26, 2018
Really this Winter Olympics showed us how many amazing ... Jordan Bohannon wanted to make sure Chris Street’s legacy lived on. Elimination Chamber 2018 results: Winners and highlights from Sunday night Roman Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar at ...
PyeongChang 2018: The top 11 moments from the Winter Olympics
  –  February 26, 2018
CNN Sport has been in Pyeongchang, South Korea, covering the Games and below are our top 11 moments. Let us know your favorite moments of the Winter Olympics on our Facebook page. Chloe Kim At PyeongChang 2018, a worldwide star was born. The reaction to ...
2018 Winter Olympics Medal Count: Norway dominates, Team USA's final tally
  –  February 25, 2018
The medals have all been handed out and the 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea are a wrap. How did Team USA finish? Well below its medal forecast, but certainly with a flourish after a historic gold from John Shuster and the curling team ...
Twenty of the best photos from the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies
  –  February 25, 2018
Day 17 of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Feb. 25, 2018 The Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies commences at Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, South Korea. Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics: Best Photos and Highlight Videos from Winter Games
  –  February 25, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang, South Korea, provided viewers all over the world with a steady stream of highlights throughout the Games, as the top athletes in winter sports shone on the biggest stage. Norway were the big winners in the overall ...
Poll: Who gets your gold medal from the 2018 Olympics?
  –  February 25, 2018
farewells for veterans like Lindsey Vonn to the shocking upsets like Ester Ledecka's gold in skiing's super-G (and then another in snowboarding), we've seen it all during the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while there are undoubtedly a number of stars who stand ...
Winter Olympics 2018: USA Skier Ted Ligety Hopes To Overcome Odds
  –  February 16, 2018
The United States has a chance to add another gold medal to its 2018 Winter Olympic total Sunday morning in Pyeongchang. Ted Ligety will represent the U.S. in the men’s giant slalom, and event in which he won four years ago. A lot has changed for the ...
How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 live on TV: full BBC and Eurosport coverage guide
  –  February 16, 2018
16 days, 92 nations, 15 sports and hundreds of daring athletes ready to show their stuff on snow and ice – the 2018 Winter Olympics are here. South Korean city Pyeongchang hosts the Games, which began on Friday 9th February and an Opening Ceremony ...
Winter Olympics 2018: Top NHL prospects take over men's hockey tournament
  –  February 16, 2018
Without the services of NHL players at the 2018 Winter Olympics, there were going to be new names and faces introduced to hockey fans across the globe. But on Day 7 of Olympic competition, a few players NHL fans may have already been familiar with stole ...
TV Ratings: 2018 Winter Olympics Hits New Low for Second Straight Night
  –  February 16, 2018
Coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday was down in the Nielsen ratings for the second straight night. In the fast affiliate ratings, which are not time zone adjusted, Thursday’s coverage on NBC alone drew a 3.9 ...
Winter Olympics 2018: South Korea’s ‘Iron Man’ battles foes in high-tech skinsuits
  –  February 15, 2018
In his Iron Man helmet and red racing suit, South Korean Yun Sung-bin has seen off rival riders in high-tech skinsuits, led his heats in the men’s skeleton and emerged as the one of the host country’s favourite athletes at the Winter Olympics.
US Winter Olympics 2018 medal winners
  –  February 14, 2018
From the only triple axel landed by a female American Olympic skater to the first men’s single medal for USA Luge at the Games, U.S. athletes are making history in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Athletes from 92 nations are fiercely competing for a chance to ...
Winter Olympics 2018: Who Took Home a Pairs' Figure Skating Medal?
  –  February 14, 2018
Pardon us if we quote The Cutting Edge like mad, but the Winter Olympics awarded the pairs’ figure skating medals on NBCSN and NBC Wednesday night, and the whole thing put us in a Moseley/Dorsey kinda mood. Sadly, no one attempted the Pamchenko during ...
Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Team USA picks up another gold medal
  –  February 13, 2018
After five days of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Team USA sits in fifth place in the medal count with seven overall medals and four golds. Snowboarder Shaun White won America's 100th Winter Olympic gold medal, making the U.S. only the second ...
Winter Olympics 2018: All the LGBTQ Olympians to watch out for
  –  February 13, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will feature 13 openly LGBTQ athletes competing for a variety of countries. As the games get fully underway, PinkNews brings you the complete list of the out LGBTQ Olympians competing in PyeongChang.  Freestyle ...
Winter Olympics 2018 Dates & TV Schedule
  –  February 8, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea start tonight and there is a full schedule of events already running prior to the opening ceremonies. The opening rounds in certain categories are held before the official opening of the Olympics and the ...
Winter Olympics 2018: Will Pyeongchang be too cold for a Winter Games?
  –  February 7, 2018
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Warped skis, fake snow and predicted windchill temperatures of -25C... is Pyeongchang going to be too cold for even a Winter Olympics? As the name of the event ...
Winter Olympics 2018: From different sports to Indians in contention, a handy guide to the mega event at Pyeongchang
  –  February 4, 2018
Even before it’s begun, the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has already proved that sports can be the biggest unifying force. After all, at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, athletes from North Korea will be in attendance — a statement that ...
2018 Winter Olympics: Everything You Need to Know
  –  January 23, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us, which means if you haven't already, it's now time to start counting up your sick days, scouring official schedules and figuring out which days you'll be calling out of work. Or, if you don't have any sick days left ...




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