A Short Guide to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018
2500 athletes, 15 winter sports disciplines, 13 venues and just over 2 weeks, the winter Olympics 2018 will provide all the inspiration you need to hit the slopes yourself.
The 2018 winter Olympics is scheduled to take place between 9th-25th February 2018 and is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. During the winter games, 90 nations will compete in 7 Olympic sports which have been organised in 15 winter sports disciplines. Following the success achieved in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Team GB are aiming to make the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 their most successful games ever!
With around 60 Team GB athletes targeting 5 medals, there’s plenty of action going on. If you’re keen to watch Team GB in their best winter Olympics yet, have some of the key dates in the winter Olympics 2018 schedule.
9th February 2018 Opening Ceremony – PyeongChang Olympic Stadium – 11am – 1pm GMT
13th February 2018 Snowboard – Women’s Halfpipe Finals – 1am – 5am GMT
16th February 2018 Cross-Country Skiing – Men’s 15 km Free – 6am – 7.50am GMT
18th February 2018 Freestyle Skiing – Men’s Aerials Finals – 11am – 12.20pm GMT
21st February 2018 Alpine Skiing – Women’s Downhill – 2am – 3.50am GMT
25th February 2018 Closing Ceremony – 11am – 1pm GMT
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 will be shown live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app.
If the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 motivates you to have a go at a winter sport, then why not try your hand in some of these top ex Winter Olympic and top ski resorts across Europe and North America.
The host of both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, Innsbruck, Austria offers access to over 500km of trails for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. You also have the chance to experience a 115kmph decent descent on the Olympic bobsleigh run and relive Franz Klammer’s down Patscherkofl in the 1976 Winter Olympics.
Great for Intermediates and Experts, St. Moritz, Switzerland was the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. Known for its incredible aprés-ski activities and nightlife, making it one of the best ski resorts in the world.
The Winter Olympics in 1936 were in Garmisch, Germany, and the resort is still widely known for its annual ski jumping event and World Cup races. Garmisch is Germany’s most popular ski resort, it’s spread across a couple of different areas, with some crossing the border into neighbouring Austria.
The host of the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina, Italy offers a spectacular backdrop for both beginners and intermediate skiers. Boasting a high peak of 2962m and snow-making facilities, it’s perfect for adrenaline junkies and families alike. Test the most vertical black track throughout Dolomiti Superski or head to one of the many restaurants and bars for après-ski pleasures.
It might not have hosted the Winter Olympics, but Aspen, USA is known worldwide as one of the top resorts in the world. Giving access to 337 individual pistes, 43 ski lifts and 4 mountains, there is a great level of skiing for all abilities. This resort has a glamorous atmosphere and is a firm favourite with celebrities.