The Countdown Is On: What We Know About the 2018 Winter Olympics So Far If there’s one occasion that brings individuals collectively, it is the Olympics! And we’re eagerly wanting ahead to the 2018 Winter Olympics. That is to not say we’re not nonetheless completely obsessive about our Summer time Olympics superstars (hey, Simone Biles!), however we’re prepared to provide our colder sports activities some love. Get able to mild a torch and set out for gold, as a result of the Video games are getting nearer and nearer! The place Are the 2018 Winter Olympics? PyeongChang, South Korea, is internet hosting the Video games and is about eighty miles from the nation’s capital, Seoul. When Are the Video games? The opening ceremony is on Friday, Feb. 9, and the closing ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 25. Each ceremonies will happen on the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which was constructed particularly for the Video games. What Sports activities Will Compete within the Video games? Winter sports activities embrace alpine snowboarding, biathlon, bobsled, cross nation snowboarding, curling, determine skating, freestyle snowboarding, ice hockey, luge, Nordic mixed, brief monitor velocity skating, skeleton, ski leaping, snowboard, and velocity skating. Which Athletes Ought to I Look Out For? Lowell Bailey and Susan Dunklee for biathlon have been the primary two athletes confirmed for Group USA for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Gus Kenworthy, a freestyle skier who took silver on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will even be heading to PyeongChang! Oksana Masters, a 3-time Olympic medalist from the Sochi and London Video games, has an inspiring story that introduced her to compete within the Paralympic Video games for street biking, rowing, cross nation snowboarding, or biathlon. She’ll get her shot at a gold medal on the 2018 Winter Video games. Extra athletes have been confirmed and extra will proceed to be because the Video games get nearer. How Can I Watch the Video games? For these situated in the USA, NBC might be airing the Olympics from begin to finish. To study extra, go to Staff USA. The Winter Video games start Feb eight.