[dropcaps type=’normal’ font_size=’65’ color=’#ed145b’ background_color=” border_color=”]T[/dropcaps]he 23rd Winter Olympics Game is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The event’s opening ceremony was held on the 9th of February, 2018 and the games will continue till the 25th of February, 2018. The 16-day competition has the world’s best winter athletes, coming from across 92 countries; competing in 102 events across 15 different winter sport disciplines.
Winter Olympics is basically a major international sports event held once every four years, for sports that are practiced on snow and ice. The main disciplines that are competed upon include Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Speed Skating. This event is the perfect excuse to have you hooked to the tv. The 2018 Winter Olympics has two mascots. One is Soohorang, a white tiger, chosen because of the tiger’s association with Korean mythology and culture and is a symbol of trust, strength and protection.
The second mascot is Bandabi, Asiatic black bear, chosen because it is symbolic of strong will and courage.
It’s the second time the Olympics are being held in South Korea; Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988.
Lee Suk-woo, South Korean designer has created the medal for the 2018 Games. Being inspired by the tree trunks texture, the medals feature diagonal lines designs and 3d characters from Hangeul (the Korean alphabet). The gold medal weighs the most at 586 grams. A total of 259 sets of medals have been made for the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the Games official website.
You can watch the Winter Olympics 2018 live at its original website:
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