One of the shorter events at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Skeleton will highlight the games from 15th to 17th February. Unlike other sliding sports, Skeleton is strictly an individual sport. The skeleton-like appearance of the sledge prompted the sport to be named as Skeleton. The individual kick starts with a running start from the opening gate at the top of the course. The sport debuted at the Olympics in the second edition in 1928. The first time the Sport was played was back in the late 19th Century somewhere in Switzerland.
The risk and excitement involved in the Sport make it a must watch for the fans. Unlike other events, this event lasts for merely three days, so a note of its schedule becomes even more important. To ensure you people don’t miss out on it; we’ve got this little guide ready for you covering everything from schedule to live events.
Skeleton Event Live Stream
NBC has ensured this 2018 Winter Olympics doesn’t fall any short if being a historical event. It is ready with one of its most extensive coverage spanning on TV and web across multiple channels. The Skeleton events will have a small but an essential part of the 2400 hours of NBC’s coverage. FOX will also be up with a live stream link for fans all across the globe but only with a valid VPN. beIN Sports will be the primary broadcasters for fans all across the middle east and North Africa.
Skeleton Streaming live channels
Fans in the UK will have to tune in to ITV to get their official live stream links. National Olympic Committees of all the participating nations will also have a live stream link available on their Website. The fans from countries where no official live stream is available can watch the Skeleton events through a VPN gateway easily. You can take a look at our guide to using free VPN gateways on the internet published on our website.
Other events to watch out for
Skeleton events will kick start with the Men’s singles runs 1& 2 on 15th February from 10:00-12:25 local time. On 16th of February there will be two events, Men’s Singles Runs 3 & 4 from 9:30-11:55 and Women’s singles runs 1 & 2 from 20:20-22:10 local time. The last event, Women’s singles runs 3 & 4 will be played on 17th of February from 20:20-22:25 local time. The schedule is way too tight for the fans as well without a single break day. Let’s check out the full schedule of Skeleton Event 2018 below.
|15 February||10:00-12:25||Men’s singles run 1 and 2|
|16 February||9:30-11:55||Men’s singles run 3 and 4|
|20:20-22:10||Women’s singles runs 1 and 2|
|17 February||20:20-22:25||Women’s singles runs 3 and 4|
Skeleton will have merely two medal events, one for men and the other for women. Both the races will have four stages in two different days. The qualification will be based on the World Rankings on 14th January 2018. The race for qualification is on its peak with just a few days to go for the final cut.
The Skeleton events will be held at the Alpensia Sliding Centre a short distance away from Pyeongchang from 15th to 17th February. The quota of athletes who’ll compete for both the events combined will be 50 (30 men, 20 women). Athletes from all over the world will be having their eyes all set on the only two medals up for grab. Last time around, it was Great Britain who managed to get their hands on the gold medal.