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What You Need to Know About the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Eduardo Buitron and Wendy Diaz

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The Winter Olympics are here, uniting nations from all around the world.

This Olympics features 15 sports and 102 events witnessed by over 3 billion people around the world. every The Winter Olympics is hosted by South Korea in the city of PyeongChang. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games begin Friday, February 9 and end Sunday, February 25 with the closing ceremony.

Who will represent America? There will be a total of 108 women and 135 men representing the United States.

If you haven’t watched the Olympics before, try this as a new year’s goal. There are so many different events.

Junior William Muñoz said, “I like the Winter Olympics because it shows peace and unity”.

Sophomore Alex Mendoza said, “I like watching the snowboarders do their tricks, it gets intense.”

One of the great additions to the Winter Olympics this year is the return of Shaun White, a two-time Olympic gold medalist that has regained his love for snowboarding and is definitely an athlete you’re going to want to keep a eye out for.  

Another young, bright talented athlete is Candide Thovex. She is a French skier that is also a filmmaker and entrepreneur.

Gus Kenworthy is known for freestyle skier and is from Telluride, Colorado. He won a silver medal in Men’s freestyle skiing in 2014 and will be returning stronger, prepared, and determined.

Mikaela Shiffrin is only 22 years old and has already been called the best slalom skier in the world with three slalom world championships already obtained.

There will be plenty of talented athletes from all over the world but one that will be missed is Steven Holcomb. The American Bobsledder has been competing in the Winter Olympics since 1998. Holcomb who earned more than his fair share of medals passed away eight months ago due to an accidental overdose of prescribed sleeping pills and alcohol in his system in his room at the U.S Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, May 6 last year. He is expected to have a memorial during the Winter Olympics.

Russian athletes who were suspected of taking steroids will not be able to win any gold medals this Winter Olympics. A month ago, Russia was banned from the Winter Olympics event in Pyeongchang, South Korea due to suspicion of cheating and it was stated that its country government officials would be forbidden from attending. In addition, to the nation flag not being displayed at the opening ceremony. Recently, there have been many Russian athletes fighting these allegations but unfortunately for them the IOC refused some Russian athletes request to join the Winter Olympics. For now, 168 Russian athletes who were not banned are competing under the IOC flag and if they win a medal it will not go towards Russia’s medal count.

Find out from February 9-25 who is the best of the best and who will take the ultimate gold or silver or bronze.

 

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2 Responses to “What You Need to Know About the 2018 Winter Olympics”

  1. R. Morgan on February 14th, 2018 9:24 am

    Curling rules

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  2. Mr. Morgan student on February 15th, 2018 11:54 am

    I value you’re opinion but sir curling is boring

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