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Sports and Fitness

February 7, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics!

 

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held February 9-25, 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. Located in East Asia, this democratic republic is surrounded by the ocean on three sides and 70% of the entire country is made up of mountains. 

 

Male and female athletes from 91 nations will compete for a record 102 gold medals across 7 sports and 15 disciplines. Four of these disciplines are just being introduced: Big Air Snow- boarding, Mixed Doubles Curling, Mass Start Speed Skating and Mixed Team Alpine Skiing. The nations of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore will be making their Winter Olympic debut.

 

As the first event to officially open the Olympic Games, The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay invites people to join in and introduces Korea’s rich culture and various tourist attractions along the 2,018km Torch Relay route. The 101-day marathon journey around the country began November 1, 2017 and will see 7,500 torchbearers journey by land, sea and air across 8 cities and 9 provinces to let everyone shine anytime and anywhere.

 

In today's Sports and Fitness, read more about the Winter Olympics in South Korea!

 

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