PyeongChang will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018. Here's all you need to know including dates, sporting events, venue and how to watch.

By Nihal Kolur
October 12, 2017

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place from Feb. 9, 2018 to Feb. 25, 2018. Competitions will be held at 13 different locations across the city of PyeongChang, South Korea.

In 2014, Russia led the way with 33 total medals, followed by the United States with 28, Norway with 26 and Canada with 25. Next year's American team is highlighted by cross-country skier Jessie Diggins and figure skater Ashley Wagner. Snowboarder Shaun White is currently attempting to qualify for the Olympics, but suffered an snowboarding crash on Sunday. 

Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

When are the Winter Olympics?

The 2018 Winter Olympics commence on Friday, Feb. 9 and end on Sunday, Feb. 25.

What City is hosting?

The host city is PyeongChang, South Korea. PyeongChang is about 80 miles east of Seoul and 60 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

South Korea last hosted the Olympic Games in 1988, when Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics. The opening and closing ceremonies will take place in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Where will the events take place?

There are two main hubs where the competition will take place: The PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster. Information on all the venues can be found here.

What are the Events and Sports?

There will be 102 events across 15 sports.

• Alpine skiing

• Biathlon

• Bobsleigh

• Cross-country skiing

• Curling

• Figure skating

• Freestyle skiing

• Ice hockey

• Luge

• Nordic combined

• Short track speed skating

• Skeleton

• Ski jumping

• Snowboarding

• Speed skating

How can I watch?

Fans living in the United States can tune in to NBC or NBCsports.com to watch the Games. Fans in the United Kingdom can watch the Games on BBC TV.

What is the time difference?

South Korea is 13 hours ahead of New York, 14 hours ahead of Chicago and 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles. 

What are the new events this year?

The International Olympic Committee added four events to the games this year: Big air snowboarding, freestyle skiing, mass start speed skating and mixed doubles curling.

When was the first Winter Olympics?

The first Winter Olympics took place in Chamonix, France in 1924. The 2018 games will be the 23rd edition.

Where will future games be held?

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. For the summer games, Tokyo will host in 2020, Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.

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