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Countdown to the Winter Olympic Games

Pyeongchang 2018

By Josh Duboff | Jan 11, 2018

In early February, the sports world will turn to Pyeongchang where President Moon Jae-in is expected to open the highly anticipated 23rd Winter Olympic Games.

Pyeongchang 2018 will host more events than any previous Games with nations from around the world competing for medals.

Lindsay Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Laura Dahlmeier are a few of the many names expected to make headlines in a strong women’s field.

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Eric Frenzel, Joel Lundqvist, and the “Flying Dutchman” Sven Kramer, are some of the names to watch on the men’s side. The Dutch speed skating team –– lead by Kramer and Sportswoman of the Year in 2014, Ireen Wüst –– will look to replicate their dominance from Sochi four years ago where they compiled 23 medals including 8 gold medals.

Aside from the competition, many other topics are likely to make headlines including the North Korean delegation, Russia’s ban by the IOC, slow ticket sales, and extremely cold weather.

From the stadiums and beyond, we’ll have comprehensive and compelling coverage in South Korea. Expect live coverage, breaking news, in-depth analysis, interviews, and commentary through pictures, video, graphics and text. With a bureau in Seoul, we will continue to provide general news coverage on the region as the world turns to Pyeongchang.

A team of experienced sports and news reporters will be on the ground at the Olympic Games, providing full, insightful coverage of all the events at Pyeongchang 2018. A dedicated team of specialist reporters will be covering each discipline, comprising seasoned Olympic reporters and journalists from the major Winter Olympic countries with a broad range of language skills to dig deep into the issues.

What’s more, our top sports photographers have been assigned to cover every sport and associated news events throughout the Games. They’ll make sure you have the highest quality images using the newest cameras and the latest photo editing technology. Specialized teams will operate several remote and robotic cameras to capture images from unique perspectives.

Multiple video crews with years of experience in reporting both general news and sports will capture extensive video coverage of the Games, including:

  • exclusive interviews with medal winners and star athletes
  • daily highlights of the best action (restrictions apply)
  • news conferences, distinctive stories
  • live coverage of breaking news and much more.

Additionally, a package of graphics including detailed venue maps, daily schedules and a series of explanatory graphics outlining rules, techniques and equipment for the biggest sports being featured at the Games has been published. Updated medal count tables will be added throughout the Olympics.

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