2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will begin on Friday, February 9th.  Are you excited?  I am!  This year, with the Olympics so close to Japan, it will be very easy to watch most of the events.  What events do you enjoy watching the most?  I like the figure skating, luge, bobsled and Nordic events.  However, my favorite Olympic events are always the opening and closing ceremonies.    Seeing the countries of the world come together is such a great symbol of peace . . .even if it is, only a symbol.

Here are the events for this year’s Olympics.

  • Alpine skiing (11)
  • Biathlon (11)
  • Bobsleigh (3)
  • Cross-country skiing (12)
  • Curling (3)
  • Figure skating (5)
  • Freestyle skiing (10)
  • Ice hockey (2)
  • Luge (4)
  • Nordic combined (3)
  • Short track speed skating (8)
  • Skeleton (2)
  • Ski jumping (4)
  • Snowboarding (10)
  • Speed skating (14)

And here are the medals.  How many will come back to Japan this year?

And here are the mascots Soohorang, a white tiger, and Bandabi, a black bear. ( Bandabi is the mascot for the paralympics).

Good luck to Japan, the USA, and all the athletes around the world who have worked so hard to be there.

Citius -Altius – Fortius.

Faster – Higher – Stronger.

More on this next week.

Torch relay theme song. “Let Everyone Shine”