PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 - Statistics & Facts

The 23rd Winter Olympic Games will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea between February 9 and February 25, 2018. Forty-eight European countries will be competing in PyeongChang, making up more than half of the total number of competing nations at the Games. This year’s Winter Olympics will involve an increased number of events, with the number of disciplines rising from 98 in the last Winter Games in Sochi, Russia to 102 in 2018.

Athletes will be competing in three main disciplines — snow sports, ice sports, and sliding sports — which will include speed skating, figure skating, biathlon, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboard, ski jumping, bobsleigh, as well as ice hockey. There will be 14 gold medals available for speed skating alone, the highest number of gold medals at the Games. There will be five more gold medals up for grabs in figure skating. The United States is the all-time leading medal winner in both the male and female figure skating events. Germany (including the GDR) and Russia share the honor of the highest gold medal tally at the Winter Olympic Games from 1924 to 2014.

The main venue for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which holds a capacity of around 35,000 spectators. Other venues include the Bokwang Phoenix Snow Park, the Gangneung Ice Arena, as well as the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center, which will play host to ski jumping and Nordic combined events at the games. There will be a total of over fifty-one thousand employees working at the Games.

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