Te games in Pyeongchang, South Korea are the 23rd Olympic Winter Games of the modern era, with the focus of many events being the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. The previous games were held in Sochi, Russia, with the 2022 Games scheduled to be held in Beijing, China.
- Start of Events – 8th February 2018
- Opening Ceremony – 9th February 2018
- Nations Participating – 92
- Athletes Participating – 2,952
- Total Number of Sports – 15
- Gold Medals available to win – 102 in total
- Sports to be contested – Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating.
- Number of debut nations – 6 (Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore)
- Biggest teams of athletes – United States (240), Canada (226), Switzerland (170)
- Smallest teams of athletes – Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Cyprus, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malta, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Timor-Leste and Tonga all have just 1 athlete at the games.
- Closing Ceremony – 25th February 2018
Other items of note
- After the Russian doping controversy following the Sochi games, Russia has been banned, but clean athletes from the country are participating under the Olympic Athletes from Russia flag.
- A single unified Korean team will play representing North and South Korea in the Women’s Ice Hockey tournament. In all other events, athletes will represent their country of residence.
Winter Olympic Venues
The Winter Olympics will take place at several venues in and around Pyeongchang in South Korea. The venues for all the different sports as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are as follows:
- Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium – Opening and Closing Ceremonies
- Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre – Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Snowboarding (big air)
- Alpensia Biathlon Centre – Biathlon
- Alpensia Cross-Country Centre – Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined
- Alpensia Sliding Centre – Luge, Bobsleigh and Skeleton
- Yongpyong Alpine Centre – Alpine Skiing (Slalom & Giant Slalom)
- Bokwang Pheonix Park – Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding
- Jeongseon Alpine Centre – Alpine Skiing (downhill, Super G and Combined)
- Gangneung Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey (Men’s)
- Gangneung Curling Centre – Curling
- Gangneung Oval – Speed Skating
- Gangneung Ice Arena – Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating
- Kwandong Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey (Women’s)