Winter Olympics 2018
January 24, 2018
Finally! The time has come for countries to send off their elite athletes to compete and represent in various winter sports such as, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Hockey, Track Speed Skating, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, and Snowboard. These events will begin on February 9th and will end on February 25th.
As you are watching though you will find that Russia will be suspended but still be represented under a “neutral flag” because they have been suspended for doping programs that brought an unfair advantage to the athletes during the Olympic Games in Rio. “Russian athletes will have to fulfill “strict conditions” to enter the Winter Olympics, which is a complete farce,” says Jack Robertson from the New York Times. As the Games take place the Russian athletes will definitely be walking a strict line.
The Winter Games are set to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which is about “60 miles south of the demilitarized zone, separating North and South Korea,” says Robert Jimison from CNN. Which is pretty close. Though this is not the first time South Korea has held the Olympics, they hosted the summer olympics in 1988.
As the winter games approach, athletes will be practicing like normal and controlling their nerves and not stress out too much. Good Luck to all athletes!
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