If you enjoy watching sports, you probably can’t wait for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. This is one of the most popular sporting events in the world.
People from all over the globe love to attend the Olympics and/or watch every minute on TV. Here are five events you don’t want to miss this February.
There isn’t a sport more elegant than figure skating. Watching the fluid movements of the world’s best is pretty breathtaking. This competition has been a part of the Olympics since 1908 and is one of the most popular.
Returning members of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team are Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani. Chock and Bates won two world championship medals since Sochi, earning silver in 2015 and bronze in 2016, while the Shibutani siblings won the world championships silver medal in 2016 and bronze medal in 2017.
Cross-country skiing is similar to marathon running. It requires extreme athletic endurance and tactical smarts — as competitors decide when to save energy or turn on the gas.
The U.S. women are led by world champion Jessie Diggins, who was fifth in the season-long world cup standings in 2016, matching the U.S. women’s record, and won an additional two medals at the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland.
Simi Hamilton leads the U.S. men, specializing in sprint races.