The Olympics are a time when the entire world unifies under the common love of sport and competition. An ode to the city states of ancient Greece, contemporary Olympics represent a global commitment to world-wide peace and unity. While the Summer Olympics may be seen as the favorite of many, coming around every four years, the Winter Olympics offer a winter wonderland of amazing feats and comraderie every two years! Here are Five Facts about the Winter Olympics coming just around the corner!
FIVE Facts About the Winter Olympics
- The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea!
- "[The] Republic of Korea (South Korea) first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1980 which they boycotted. South Korea has also participated in every Winter Olympic Games since 1948, except for the 1952 Games." - Wikipedia
- South Korea has hosted two Olympic Games: The 1988 Summer Olympic Games and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games!
- There are 15 sports at the Winter Olympic Games including multiple events per sport totalling 100 Events!
- The 2022 Winter Olympics will be in Beijing, China!!
- Figure skating events were held at the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics.
- A men's ice hockey tournament was held at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Will you be watching the Olympics this winter? What's your favorite sport? Tell us in the comments below! We're waiting for the Olympic Polar Bear Plunge of course!
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