By Lori Bosworth
Get ready! The Winter Olympics 2018 begins on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That’s just two days from now. If you’re confused about the timing of the first events of the Olympic games, that’s understandable: the opening ceremonies don’t take place until Friday, February 9, 2018 at 6 a.m. EST. The first Olympic events, however, begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 and include luge, bobsleigh and skeleton while figure skating begins on Thursday, February 8.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be Canada’s flag bearers at the Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony. The ice dance pair will attempt to add a gold medal to their previous Olympic gold and silver medals.
If you’re an Olympics fan like I am, you’ll be glued to your TV, laptop, tablet or smartphone at every chance you can get to be inspired by the amazing athletes competing. Some of my favourite events to watch include figure skating, snowboard cross, hockey and curling.
The Winter Olympics 2018 is already facing some controversy with the International Olympics Committee (IOC) refusing to allow 15 Russian athletes and coaches to attend the Olympics in Pyeongchang despite the fact that they were cleared by the Court of Arbitration (CAS) of doping violations. We’ve attached an interactive guide below that highlights past Winter Olympics’ logos and controversies. Have a read through. I’m sure you’ll be surprised that you remember many of the past Winter Olympics’ highlights and controversies, including the time when two gold medals were awarded in the pair figure skating competition.