2018 Winter Olympics facts for kids
Korean: 하나된 열정. (Hanadoen Yeoljeong)
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, was a sporting event, organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
These Games featured 102 events in fifteen sports disciplines, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Four new disciplines in existing sports were introduced to the Winter Olympic programme in Pyeongchang, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.
Official host city
The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics took place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on 9 February 2018;
Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sports discipline.
- Alpine skiing (11)
- Biathlon (11)
- Bobsleigh (3)
- Cross-country skiing (12)
- Curling (3)
- Figure skating (5)
- Freestyle skiing (10)
- Ice hockey (2)
- Luge (4)
- Nordic combined (3)
- Short track speed skating (8)
- Skeleton (2)
- Ski jumping (4)
- Snowboarding (10)
- Speed skating (14)
Number of athletes by countries
|OAR||Olympic Athletes from Russia||168|
- Following the doping controversy, the Russian athletes participated as Olympic Athletes from Russia.
- A unified Korean team consisting of players from both North Korea and South Korea competed in the women's ice hockey tournament. Of the 35 players on the team, 12 were from North Korea and 23 were from South Korea.
- All dates are Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||EG||Exhibition gala||CC||Closing ceremony|
The medal table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If there is still a tie after that, then the nations shared the tied rank and are listed alphabetically.
Host nation (South Korea)
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