Winter Olympics which is officially known as XXIII Olympics games in scheduled to take place from 9 February. The event will continue till 25 February 2013 and will be held in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Because of this the international multi-sport event is also known as PyeongChang 2018.
The previous winter Olympics were held in the year 2014 and was hosted by Sochi. However, the next winter Olympics will be held in 2022 and expected to be hosted by Beijing. The motto of this event is “passion connected”. The Olympics will be South Korea second Olympics and the first winter Olympics that it will be hosting. South Korea hosted its first Olympics which was the summer Olympics held in the year 1988.
The country that will be hosting the Olympics was already announced in the year 2011. International Olympics committee has announced that PyeongChang would host the event. The announcement was made back in 6th July 2011. PyeongChang hand won in its first bid itself.
It received more votes than the Munich, Germany and France combined. The announcement was made after 23rd IOC session in South Africa, Dubai. The venue will be PyeongChang Olympic stadium. The first two were in Japan, Sapporo (1972) and Nagano (1998).
Participating countries in Winter Olympics 2018
Countries that would be participating in winter Olympics 2018 includes,
|List of Countries Participating in Winter Olypics 2018|
|American Samoa||Colombia||Honduras||Madagascar||Puerto Rico||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Belgium||Egypt||Italy||Morocco||South Africa||Unified Team|
|Bermuda||Ethiopia||Japan||Netherlands Antilles||Spain||West Germany|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Finland||Kazakhstan||Nigeria||Sweden||Virgin Islands|
|British Virgin Islands||Georgia||Kyrgyzstan||Norway||Taiwan||Zimbabwe|
|Canada||Great Britain||Liechtenstein||Peru||The Netherlands|
Winter Olympics 2018 Games
There will be 102 events in 15 sports.
4 new rules will be included in PyeongChang. It will involve big air snowboarding, mixed doubles Curling, mass start speed skating and mixed team Alpine skiing. However, this time National Hockey League would not allow its readers to participate in men’s eyes tournament since 1998.
The sports that will be there in the event are mentioned below (the number of medals it will contain are indicated in bracket):
|Sports||No. of Medals|
|Cross Country skiing||12|
|Short track speed skating||8|
List of countries that did the best in Winter Olympics
Mentioned below is a list of countries and the number of medals they have worn in winter Olympics (as of 2010) :
|Top 10 Countries – Olympics|