We are all very well aware of the over the top glory and pride associated with every Olympic games. The nostalgia that winning an Olympic medal for your country holds remains beyond comprehension. But what makes Olympics that great? Irrespective of the number of Athletes participating or the city or country where the Olympics get hosted, the pride, the number of admirers of this extraordinary event remains the same. Why?
The most subtle answer you’re ever likely to get is that because Olympics tests the real limits of a human. It measures the participating human body in every dimension and only then hands out a medal to the one who deserves. What are these aspects and tests? Yes, then some events across all the different sports in all the various disciplines played at the Olympics.
At the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, some new events have been introduced or reframed. Before the Games kick off, here is a quick little recap of all the events lines up at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Winter Olympics 2018 Events
We have 15 events in 2018 Winter Olympics. Let’s have a quick preview and updates of each event below.
In this discipline, we will have 11 medal events and it is scheduled to be played from 12-24 February. The events will be played across three different venues at Yongpyong Alpine Centre (slalom and giant slalom) at the Alpensia Sports Park in PyeongChang and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre (speed events) in Jeongseon, South Korea. A new mixed teams event has also been added to the sport which will spice up the Winter Games further.
In this discipline also we will have 11 medals played at Alpensia Biathlon Centre , Daegwallyeong-myeon , Pyeongchang -gun, Gangwon-do , South Korea from 9-25 February. This discipline will even have a new event in the form of a mixed relay race.
This discipline will have only three medal events which will be played at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea from 18-25 February with no events on 22 and 23 February.
Cross Country Skiing
This is one of the major disciplines at the Winter Olympics with 12 medal events lined up to be played at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang , South Korea from 10-25 February.
This will have a massive 116 athletes participating only in 3 medal events. The events will take place at the Gangneung Curling Centre from 8-25 February 2018. The mixed team’s events will be a part of Olympic Winter Games for the first time.
The Ice Hockey events will be played across two rinks; The Gangneung Hockey Centre, which is expected to seat 10,000 people, and the Kwandong Hockey Centre, which will seat around 6,000 people. The sport will feature two medal events for which 12 men’s teams and eight women’s teams will be fighting it out.
148 athletes from 31 nations will be competing at the five medal events scheduled from 9-23 February at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.
A total of 10 Freestyle Skiing medal events will be held at the Bokwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9-23 February.
A total of 4 Luge medal events will be held at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 10-15 February.
The Nordic Combined discipline will have a total of 3 events scheduled from 14-22 February at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre and Alpensia Cross-Country Centre.
Short Track Speed Skating
One of the more popular events at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Short Track Speed Skating will be held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung , South Korea. It will have five games taking place from 10 to 22 February.
Skeleton will have two medal events which will take place from 15-17 February at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang , South Korea.
A total of 4 Ski Jumping events will be held from 10-19 February for which 100 athletes will participate.
258 athletes (142 men, 116 women) will be battling it out for the 10 Snowboarding medals up for grab. The ten events will take place from 10-24 February at the Bokwang Phoenix Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
This will have the most number of medal events. A total of 14 medal events will take place from 10 to 24 February at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung.