Friday, February 2, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018

As you may have heard, the XXIII Winter Olympics will be coming up on February 9 and will be ending on February 25. The event will be held in the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. However, North and South Korea have both reported to having flu outbreaks. They have both warned athletes and tourists about the outbreak. 

Some of the sports that will be in these Olympics will include figure skating, cross country skiing, curling, and ice hockey. Some of the ice skating athletes include Adam Rippon, the first openly gay male to qualify for the US Winter Olympics.

The first Winter Olympics was in 1924 and was held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. It was held between January 25th to February 5th. 16 nations competed in six different sports, with around 258 athletes competing. The first person in the Winter Olympics to get a gold medal was by Charles Jewtraw of the US in the 500-meter speed skate. However, the country that won the most medals was Norway, with a total of 17 medals; four gold, seven silver, and six bronze. 

In conclusion, I'm very excited for this year's Winter Olympics because I really want to see which country will get the most medals and which athletes will bring those medals. In my opinion, my favorite sport in the Winter Olympics and the one that I'm most excited to watch is the figure skating competition because for me there is something magical about watching the skaters on ice and come up with all these cool moves that I probably could never do.

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