When Are the 2018 Winter Olympics?

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The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will take place between Feb. 9-25 in the PyeongChang region of South Korea. Events will be held over 17 days in 13 different venues in PyeongChang. This will be the second Olympic Games held in South Korea, and the first Winter Olympics to be held in the country.

PyeongChang is located 80 miles east of Seoul, and 60 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone on the border between North and South Korea. The region is mountainous, with warm and humid summers and very cold, long and snowy winters. PyeongChang is home to a number of ski resorts, including Alpensia ski resort and Yongpyong Resort. It beat out Munich, Germany and Annecy, France to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

A schedule of events for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games can be found at https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/schedule. Broken down by event and day, the schedule lists qualifying events, tournaments, semifinals, and finals for each sport. Events at which medals are awarded are marked with a gold medal icon, while other events are marked by a grey dot.

The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic schedule includes six events that have never before been featured at the Winter Olympic Games: snowboard big air, mass start speed skating, curling mixed doubles, and an Alpine team event.

How to Watch
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be broadcast by NBC, NBCSN, and on all NBCUniversal networks.Coverage of the first few events begins on Feb. 8, one day prior to the Opening Ceremony on the 9th, and ends with the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 25. Prime time coverage of the Games will begin each day at 8 p.m. ET.

Viewers can also watch without a cable subscription on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. Both offer coverage of every event, as well as highlights, recaps, and other video features.

The mascot for the 2018 Winter Games is a white tiger named Soohorang. In South Korean mythology, the white tiger is a symbol of trust, strength, and protection. The name of the mascot, Soohorang, is derived from the Korean word “Sooho,” which means protection.

Future Olympic Games
After the 2018 Olympic Games, the next Olympic Games will take place in 2020 in Tokyo from July 24 to Aug. 9. Having also hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo will become the first city to host the Olympic Games twice.