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There were athletes, tigers and political impersonators — oh my! — at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang for the parade of nations and lighting of the Olympic caldron.
At long last, the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Pyeonghang, South Korea. The opening ceremony — whether you watched live version or the tape-delayed broadcast — is in the books. It is LIT. And by “it” we, of course, mean the Olympic caldron.
Yes, there had definitely been action in Pyeongchang before Friday. You may have spotted a U.S. curler who looked alarmingly like Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid or already heard NBC figure skating commentator Johnny Weir perfectly roast a performance. But, fellow Olympianthusiasts, we know very well that no games truly begin until the Olympic flame burns brightly and the parade of nations concludes.
Before we get on to the moguls and the 102 medal events stretching until Feb. 25, let’s look back at the most delightful, moving and significant moments from a memorable night.
The Olympic caldron was ignited
After traversing the country on a 101-day journey , the torch relay is finally over. The flame was carried up a steep set of stairs and delivered to South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim, who won a gold medal in 2010 and silver in 2014. She had the honor of lighting the caldron — and the daunting task of skating on a small sheet of ice high above the crowd.
The torch is lit at the #WinterOlympics ! https://t.co/5MpUBSmp9Y pic.twitter.com/sUJZFHTKq6
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
Photo by XIN LI/Getty Images South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim prepares to light the caldron during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Wait for it. pic.twitter.com/U2uJ8Ztwln
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
South Korea and North Korea entered — united
In a moment not unprecedented but no less insignificant (no matter how you want to parse that significance ), athletes from South Korea and North Korea entered the stadium together under a united flag depicting the Korean peninsula.
Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
A unified selfie. #COR #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/NHFwCUTckb
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 9, 2018
There was no escaping politics
Politics are never far from sports, and that is certainly the case with the Olympics. A pair of impersonators — one portraying U.S. President Donald Trump and another representing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — drew some attention at the ceremony.
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators are apparently in the building #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/cLyoK9kDi0
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 9, 2018
Trump and Kim Jong Un (impersonators) meet at the Olympics! Hilarious. #VPinASIA pic.twitter.com/jf9rCQUsTK
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) February 9, 2018
The record-setting Team USA arrived
Led by flag bearer Erin Hamlin, a luge competitor in her fourth Olympics, the U.S. contingent entered the stadium with a record-setting 242 athletes , the most ever for a nation at a Winter Olympics.
Photo by Pool - Frank Fife/Getty Images Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
What it's like to walk out with @TeamUSA at the #OpeningCeremony . (via dleggio33/IG) pic.twitter.com/8BXBoHGo0S
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
Let’s REALLY take in that USA gear ... Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Team USA athletes are seen during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. ... especially the Olympic-caliber fringe on those gloves Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images United States athletes take part during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Yes, that was “Gangnam Style” you heard
As the U.S. delegation entered the stadium, the international K-pop hit by South Korea’s Psy was playing:
Team USA gets to walk in to Gangnam style pic.twitter.com/2hZsyEJC6B
— Motoko Rich (@motokorich) February 9, 2018
Mike Pence waving at fringe-glove-adorned Team USA as they enter the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium while Gangnam Style plays.
— Sara Germano (@germanotes) February 9, 2018
The shirtless Tongan flag bearer returned ... shirtless!
Despite the frigid temperatures in Pyeongchang, Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua was out there without a shirt. The well-oiled star of the Rio Olympics, famous for his show-stealing flag bearing at the 2016 opening ceremony, is competing as a cross-country skier in 2018.
Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images Flag bearer of Tonga Pita Taufatofua during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
OMG!!!! #Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatafua is once again shirtless & glistening w/coconut oil, just like in Rio when he went viral. BUT IT’S 17 DEGREES HERE. ❄️❄️❄️He’s qualified in x country skiing btw. Can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/6FyNS937P5
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) February 9, 2018
Looking good, World
The centerpiece of the opening ceremony, the parade of nations included contingents from the approximately 90 participating countries, each adorned in special gear and led by a flag bearer. Greece led the way, as always.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Sophia Ralli of Greece and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Flag bearer Ngozi Onwumere of Nigeria leads the team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Janne Ahonen of Finland and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Shannon-Ogbani Abeda of Eritrea and teammates arrive at the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Flag bearer Achbadrakh Batmunkh of Mongolia leads the team during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Radoslav Yankov of Bulgaria and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Edson Bindilatti of Brazil and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Members of Germany team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Flag bearer Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain leads the team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images The athletes from Denmark led by Flag bearer Elena Moller Rigas of Denmark walk out during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Canadian athletes take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Looking nondescript, Olympic Athletes from Russia
Athletes from Russia entered the stadium under the Olympic flag due to a massive doping scandal that led the IOC to bar the nation from competing in the Olympics.
Photo credit should read DAVID J.PHILIP/AFP/Getty Images The Olympic Athletes from Russia delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Bermuda out there in SHORT PANTS Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images Bermuda flag-bearer Tucker Murphy during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. NBC ‘straight-washed’ its broadcast
From Cyd Zeigler of Outsports :
NBC failed to mention or highlight a single out LGBTQ athlete in its three hours of Opening Ceremony coverage Friday night. They also failed to take various opportunities to mention any gay or lesbian people, LGBTQ issues or any other connection to the LGBTQ community whatsoever.
We're here. We're queer. Get used to it. @Adaripp #Olympics #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/OCeiqiY6BN
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These fire dancers should have done the Super Bowl halftime show
These. Moves. #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/fAYbG9Ep4s
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... and brought these drummers Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Performers entertain the crowd during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Dancers/drummers form the symbol in the South Korean—not the unified—flag pic.twitter.com/rmsoalJnqS
— Motoko Rich (@motokorich) February 9, 2018
Wow, that second act was beautiful with the drummers. #OpeningCeremony #PyeongChang2018
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There was an intruder who snuck into the action TWICE
Police were investigating the incident involving an intruder sliding down an icy chute to reach the performers, according to AFP .
Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images Security grab a man that entered the stage to take a selfie with the singer Kim Nam-gi during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Behold the beautiful (and terrifying) fleet of drones
Intel's army of 1,218 drones stole the show at the Olympic #openingceremony . Here's how they pulled it off https://t.co/twaoy8SRW3 pic.twitter.com/yviE7IMAJ5
— WIRED (@WIRED) February 10, 2018
The message of ‘peace of motion’
South Korean producer Song Seung-whan was the executive creative director of the opening ceremony. You may know him from the musical Nanta (also known as Cookin’ or Cookin’ Nanta), a nonverbal performance that debuted in 1997. That show mixed comedy, music, cooking and traditional Korean samul nori rhythm. The narrative of his opening ceremony followed the fairy-tale adventures of five children through time to learn about South Korea’s history and culture.
The five children of Gangwondo met the Guardians.
The children hopes for peace with the Korean legend, ‘Bear Woman.’
우리나라 백두대간에서 수호신들을 만난 다섯 아이. 웅녀와 함께 전 세계의 평화를 기원하고 있습니다. 이 광경, 2018 평창 개회식에서 '지금' 일어나고 있는 상황입니다. pic.twitter.com/HHdkVVeikU
— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) February 9, 2018
Photo credit should read SEAN M. HAFFEY/AFP/Getty Images Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. And, of course, there were fireworks!
After a countdown in the stadium, fireworks illuminated the sky over Pyeongchang to get the opening ceremony started. They flashed and sizzled above the chilled crowd again to close the festivities.
#PyeongChang2018 has officially started!
Let the world shine. #Olympics #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/dSn88FyEkF
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 9, 2018
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Tonga's Pita Taufatofua became an instant international star during the Rio Olympics when he walked into the opening ceremony wearing no shirt . At the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, he did it again. 
Taufatofua, 34, made his Olympic debut in 2016, competing in taekwondo. He was quickly eliminated from the competition after losing his first-round fight , but his shirtless appearance won him thousands of fans. He received a flood of suggestive photos, job offers, and marriage proposals, Yahoo Sports reported at the time. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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Who needs a Dyson when you have the “PyeongChang Olympic Cleaning Robot”? Might try and take this home... pic.twitter.com/uSqSq3p6fq
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Freezing weather did not stop the Bermuda delegation from wearing bright red shorts and blazers for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea .
Cross-country skier Tucker Murphy, who was accompanied by his coach Pepa Miloucheva and assistant coach Waxer Jeff Shaw, wore Bermuda shorts, named after the Caribbean territory, despite the cold temperatures— that dipped below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Damn… These athletes from Bermuda are either insanely tough or forgot to check the weather❄️ #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/kaD1ciw7Gf
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So it’s about 20 degrees here in #Pyeongchang and a windchill in single digits but the team from Bermuda is wearing… wait for it – #Bermuda shorts. Give em a gold #Olympics #BermudaTough pic.twitter.com/UPJrfnCy79
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The team from Bermuda wearing actual Bermuda SHORTS in freezing weather for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics is the most iconic example of committing to your truth I’ve ever seen. Yaaaassssss queens.
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Morocco is entering to Gangnam Style. It's lit
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) February 9, 2018
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The US team entered to Gangnam Style because of course they did #BTSARMY #BestFanArmy #iHeartAwards @BTS_twt
— angsty rebellious teen (@profangirl_army) February 9, 2018
"Do they call this K-pop?" the CBC's Scott Russell wonders out loud, as "Gangnam Style" plays during the Parade of Nations.
— Jonathan Goldsbie (@goldsbie) February 9, 2018
As athletes march at the Opening Ceremony, biggest cheer is when Psy’s Gangnam Style starts playing #pyeongchang2018
— Paula Hancocks (@PHancocksCNN) February 9, 2018
“Gangnam Style” may be the most recognizable K-pop song to U.S. audiences, but it wasn’t the only part of the playlist. Popular groups like Twice, BTS and DNA also got songs picked for all the world to hear during the parade.
The songs played during the athletes parade.
PSY – GANGNAM STYLE
TWICE – LIKEY
BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY
BTS – DNA
Red Velvet – Red Flavor #OpeningCeremony   #WinterOlympics #Pyeongchang2018
— Coops. (@wosaurus) February 9, 2018
 
ABC
281 d ago
WATCH: Winter Olympics kick off with fireworks
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, today with a dazzling spectacle in the sky.
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Winter Olympics 2018: The best bits from the opening ceremony
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281 d ago
Winter Olympics: Biggest moments from the opening ceremony
Highlights from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
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281 d ago
Daily Cartoon: Trump at the Winter Olympics.
Peter Kuper’s Daily Cartoon covers the President’s events in the Olympic Games.
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281 d ago
Fans take in Olympics opening ceremony from Seoul
While the opening ceremony took place in Pyeongchang, fans in the South Korean capital watched the event and
         
 
 
Business Insider
281 d ago
Mike Pence sat surprisingly close to Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Associated Press
The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday brought together leaders from around the world, with the US seated near Japan, Germany, South Korea, and, surprisingly, North Korea.
Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was there — the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since 1953. She attended the ceremony along with the head of the North's Olympic delegation, 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam, who leads North Korea's parliament. 
But Kim Yo Jong didn't speak or shake hands with US Vice President Mike Pence, who was there with the Second Lady, Karen Pence. Pence had also avoided shaking hands with or sitting next to Kim Yong Nam at a reception before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Pence reportedly didn't have to sit in the box with the North Koreans — but he wanted to make a political point.
Here's what happened:
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence sat in the front of Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam.
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North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Mike Pence, Kim Jong Un’s sister. Quite a photo via @YonhapNews pic.twitter.com/tgvuybmH2a
 

It doesn't look like they smiled a lot. Getty
By contrast, Kim Yo Jong notably shared a warm greeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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Your guide to snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics
What time is snowboard snowcross on at the Olympics? Plus all the rules, streaming information, listings, and more you need.
For the fourth time in Winter Olympic history, snowboard cross will be a featured freestyle snowboard event, and Team USA will send four men and four women to compete in the event. Making its Olympic debut in 2006, snowboard cross has grown in popularity, especially among younger athletes — more than half of the American freestyle delegates in Pyeongchang are under the age of 21.
Racing for the American men are Jonathan Cheever, Nick Baumgartner, Hagen Kearney, and Mick Dierdorff. Cheever was the only teammate to qualify through objective criteria, with the other three riders being named as discretionary picks. Baumgartner is the only racer with past Olympic experience, having competed in the last two Winter Games — although, his best finish was No. 20.
The women’s team is stacked heading into the 2018 games, especially with the return of legend Lindsey Jacobellis, who will compete in her fourth Winter Olympics . During the event’s debut in 2006, Jacobellis won a silver medal despite wiping out whole in the lead during the final race. She’s crashed out in the last two Olympics’ semifinal runs, but is still favored to medal in Pyeongchang.
It’s not just Jacobellis bringing experience to women’s snowboard cross group, Faye Gulini is preparing to compete in her third Olympic games. She finished fourth in Sochi in 2014, and is looking to snag a spot on the medal podium this time around. The rest of Team USA includes rookies Meghan Tierney and Rosie Mancari.
What time and how can I watch? Men’s heat Date: Feb. 15, 2018 Time: 9 p.m. ET (finals expected 12:41 a.m. ET) Location: Phoenix Snow Park, Pyeongchang, South Korea TV: NBC Streaming: NBC Sports | FuboTV Women’s heat Date: Feb. 16, 2018 Time: 8 p.m. ET (finals expected 10:52 p.m. ET) Location: Phoenix Snow Park, Pyeongchang, South Korea TV: NBC Streaming: NBC Sports | FuboTV Why should I quit my job and become a lifelong devotee of snowboard cross?
One of the best things about this event is that you don’t have to wait days in between heats to get to the finals. Running one right after another, you can settle in for a few hours of intense viewing, filled with both incredible tricks landed in spectacular fashion and wipe outs that you can feel from thousands of miles away.
What are the rules of snowboard cross?
Each heat consists of six snowboarders racing on a downhill course, and the top three finishers in each heat advance to the next round. The downhill course is inspired by motocross tracks and features jumps, banked turns, and rollers. With the various obstacles, there are some rules on the mountain , including automatic disqualification for any intentional contact by pushing or pulling, or anything else that might cause an opposing rider to slow down or fall. First one over the finish line in the medal round will claim gold — the event has occasionally had to rely on a photo finish to name a winner.
What can I talk about to impress the snowboard cross enthusiast in my life?
During each heat, the six riders wear different color bibs indicating their seeding/qualification run ranking . The top-ranked rider wears a red bib, with No. 2 wearing green, No. 3 blue, No. 4 yellow, No. 5 white, and No. 6 black. Riders get to choose which of the six starting gates they will use based on their ranking.
You just have to practice this one sentence, “Oh look, the rider wearing the red bib finished in the lead of their last heat.”
Whose jersey should I buy?
The women are the heroes for the United States in this event, and if you’re looking to put money on a medal winner, you should look no further than Lindsey Jacobellis and/or Faye Gulini. Both women are experienced riders and no stranger to the Winter Olympics. They have the experience to rise above the pressure of competing on the World’s biggest stage, and as they each inch closer to the end of their career, will look to claim a medal before hanging up their boots.
What is the sport’s AMERICA RATING?
The United States hasn’t had the most success on the medal podium in this event, but it’s ultimately the grown-up version of racing your friends down a hill on a snow day, which is super “America.” The event gets three out of five bald eagles, because it’s not something everyone gets into, but people would still be mad if they didn’t include it in the Winter Olympics moving forward.
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281 d ago
Swarm of drones form Olympic rings at 2018 Winter Games opening ceremony
Watch a swarm of drones form the Olympic rings in mid-air at the Winter Olympics 2018 opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
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281 d ago
14 of the most memorable outfits from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kicked off in Pyeongchang , South Korea on Friday. 
The February 9 opening ceremony was packed with stunning visuals , drumming and dance performances, and a no-holds-barred fireworks display. The ceremony also featured the traditional parade of nations , during which athletes and coaches from each Olympic delegation marched into the stadium wearing matching outfits.
Here are some of the best and most memorable looks from the ceremony.
Bermuda's delegation bravely stepped out in Bermuda shorts. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
This is a tradition for the team — they also wore the shorts for the opening ceremonies in Sochi and Rio

The Tongan flag bearer repeated the oily, shirtless look that made him famous during the Rio Games. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Pita Taufatofua competed in taekwondo in the Summer Olympics. Now he's back to compete in cross-country skiing

Mexican flag bearer German Madrazo wore a mariachi suit. Harry How/Getty Images
He's competing in cross-country skiing at the Winter Games. 
Source: Pyeongchang 2018

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2018 Winter Olympics: Every venue in Pyeongchang, in photos
Check out where all the Olympic magic will happen
Beginning February 9, athletes from around the world will flock to Pyeongchang—a rugged, mountainous region in the Gangwon Province of South Korea—for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
To prepare for the games, South Korea has built six new venues and refurbished six others in three different areas in the province: Pyeongchang, an area known for winter sports and home to the Olympic Stadium; Jeongseon, a former mining area home to the downhill skiing courses; and Gangneung, a resort town and bustling port city home to the ice skating, speed skating, and hockey arenas.
Like any Olympics, Pyeongchang has made a few thorny headlines in the lead-up to the Games. Escalating military tension might be scaring away tourists , organizers have banned Russia from competing, and some worry that Pyeongchang’s frigid temperatures could pose problems for both athletes and spectators.
The good news? Officials report that all 13 venues and the Olympic Village are ready to go , an impressive feat considering that organizers of the recent Sochi and Rio Games were scrambling to finish hotels and venues on time.
In addition to the new venues, many Olympic athletes and visitors will arrive in Gangwon Province on a new $3.7 billion express train that just opened between Seoul and Pyeongchang. Instead of a taxing three-hour drive, the Korail train journey will take just under 1.5 hours.
To get pumped for all the excitement to come, we’ve rounded up the details and best photos of the major Olympic venues. From a giant stadium to snow-covered ski runs, here’s where all the Olympic magic will happen.
Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images An aerial photo shows a view of the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on October 31, 2017.
Built to hold 35,000 people, the pentagonal Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics. Located about one mile northeast of Alpensia Ski Resort, the stadium is a temporary structure that will be dismantled after the Olympics are over.
In recent months, the stadium has come under criticism because it was built without a roof or heat to save time and money. In November, seven people reportedly suffered hypothermia while attending a concert at the stadium. In order to alleviate the freezing temperatures and cold winds forecasted during the Olympics, officials will provide each spectator at the opening and closing ceremonies with a small blanket, a rain coat, and a heating pad.
Pyeongchang Olympic Village Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The towers of the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang on December 15, 2017.
Athletes competing in Pyeongchang will stay in the Olympic Village located near the main stadium. The village will officially open on February 1, eight days before the opening ceremony. The compound includes eight apartment buildings —each 15 stories tall—with about 600 units total.
A residential area is supplemented by an athletes’ plaza, and the village also includes important day-to-day services like banks, post offices, convenience stories, fitness centers, and multifaith churches. A similar Olympic Village in Gangneung has nine apartment buildings with a total of 922 units.
Alpensia Sports Complex AP Photo/Lee Jin-man The Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre is a venue for the ski jumping and Nordic combined events for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
A nexus of many different sports for the Olympics in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster, the Alpensia Sports Complex at Alpensia Ski Resort is home to the biathlon, cross-country skiing, and ski jumping centers. In total, South Korea has spent more than $1.5 billion on Alpensia and structures like the ski jumping center, which was completed in 2008 and features two different sloping ramps.
Olympic Sliding Center AFP/Getty Images The Olympic Sliding Center will host the bobsled, skeleton, and luge events.
Also located in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster, the 44-acre Olympic Sliding Center has several snaking chutes for bobsled, skeleton, and luge events. Constructed at a cost of $114.5 million , it was one of the last venues to complete, wrapping up in late 2017.
Phoenix Snow Park Cameron Spencer/Getty Images An aerial view of the FIS World Freestyle Cup Moguls and Aerials venues at Phoenix Snowpark on February 13, 2017.
All of the freestyle skiing and snowboard competitions will take place at the Phoenix Snow Park in the township of Bongpyeong-myeon. The facility sits at the foot of Mt. Taegi and includes mogul courses, big air jumps, and a half pipe.
Jeongseon Alpine Center Courtesy of PyeongChang 2018 The Jeongseon Alpine Center will host all of the men’s and women’s downhill skiing events.
With seating for 6,500 and room for another 2,900 standing spectators, the Jeongseon Alpine Center is home base for both men’s and women’s downhill, super-G, and Alpine combined ski events. It sits in the Gariwang mountains—one of the most remote areas in South Korea—and already hosted World Cup skiing events in 2016 and 2017.
Yongpyong Alpine Center Courtesy of PyeongChang 2018 An aerial view of Yongpyong Alpine Center.
Still in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster but located at Yongpyong Resort instead of Alpensia Ski Resort, the Yongpyong Alpine Center will host all of the slalom events. The top of the mountain stands 4,783 feet above sea level and has a vertical drop of 2,530 feet.
Kwandong Hockey Center Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A view of the Kwandong Hockey Centre ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on April 8, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea.
One of two homes for Olympic hockey at this winter’s games, the Kwandong Hockey Center sits on a Catholic university campus and offers an intimate venue for 6,000 Olympic spectators. The Kwandong Hockey Center is part of five indoor arenas located in the coastal region of Gangneung.
Gangneung Curling Center Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The general view of the Gangneung Curling Centre ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 26, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea.
Instead of building a completely new venue for the curling events, Olympic officials decided to renovate an existing building in 2015 and 2016. Inside, four ice curling sheets painted with bullseyes will host the world’s best curlers.
Gangneung Hockey Center Courtesy of PyeongChang 2018 An aerial view of Gangneung Hockey Center, where many of the main hockey events will take place.
A new structure built specifically for the Olympics, the Gangneung Hockey Center was completed in 2017. The octagonal stadium fits 10,000 people and will host the men’s and women’s team hockey tournaments.
Gangneung Ice Arena AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon This October 30, 2017, photo shows Gangneung Ice Arena at Gangneung Olympic Park in Gangneung, South Korea.
The Gangneung Ice Arena is center stage for the exciting short-track speed skating races as well as the ever-popular figure skating competitions. At night, the building’s exterior lights up to reveal changing colors.
Gangneung Oval Photo by Seung-il Ryu/NurPhoto via Getty Images A general view of the Gangneung Oval Speed Skating venue for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on October 30, 2017 in Gangneung, South Korea.
This oval building seats 8,000 spectators and boasts a 400-meter double track. It’s the place to be if you’re watching any of the long-track speed skating events.
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281 d ago
Record-breaking drone show lights up Winter Olympics opening ceremony
You’ll want to see this
Whether used for next-level real estate videos or futuristic food deliveries or aerial taxis , drones have staked out a place of constant fascination in our world. And last night, for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they soared to new heights in an impressive light show blending technology and art.
Indeed, the 1,218-drone flight was the largest display of Intel’s foot-long Shooting Star drones to date and sets a new world record for the most unmanned vehicles airborne at the same time. You might remember a similar spectacle at Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl half-time show, but that only involved about 300 drones.
While the scale of the Olympics drone show was unprecedented and surely magical to watch, the slightly less sexy fine print is that it was a prerecorded performance, mainly to avoid the harsh weather conditions expected during the opening ceremony. Intel does still plan to put on smaller, 300-drone live shows every night for the medal ceremonies.
So how does it all work? Wired explains it nicely: “After animators draw up the show using 3-D design software, each individual drone gets assigned to act as a kind of aerial pixel, filling in the 3-D image against the night sky.”
To see just what kind of images the thousand-drone squad will create, tune in to a delayed broadcast of the opening ceremony tonight at 8 p.m. ET. on NBC.
Via: Wired
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281 d ago
The Internet Has Zero Chill About Team USA’s Fringed Gloves at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

While Tonga’s well-oiled and shirtless flag bearer’s triumphant return sent tongues wagging during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea , it wasn’t the only viral moment during the event, something that Team USA can attest to.
American athletes entered the Olympic arena in Pyeongchang dressed in Ralph Lauren-designed uniforms, including a pair of ornately fringed, seemingly Western-inspired leather USA Olympic gloves, which effectively stole the sartorial spotlight of the Winter Games.
As might be expected, the Internet basically lost their minds over these ostentatious accessories, with many of the viewers weighing in online on exactly how they felt about Team USA’s gloves.
This Twitter user thought the Team USA Winter Olympics apparel bore a striking resemblance to a pair worn by Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber.
Knew I’d scene those gloves before that USA athletes wearing for @Olympics opening ceremony 📷: @nytimes and @DumbDumberMovie pic.twitter.com/QQVkCAcRdA
— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) February 9, 2018
He wasn’t the only one who noticed the similarity.
Those USA gloves are straight out of Dumb and Dumber #openingceremony pic.twitter.com/ZxEyaIza49
— Sarah Rogers (@sarahnrogers) February 9, 2018
USA be like… #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/gJAwgSwH6U
— T. (@smkoveroakland) February 10, 2018
I knew I had seen those Team USA gloves somewhere before… #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/2CpsRFuxII
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) February 10, 2018
Good to see #TeamUSA rocking Lloyd Christmas’ gloves at the #OpeningCeremony . #Pyeonchang2018 pic.twitter.com/e6S1SSJZ46
— Christopher Whalen (@RealChrisWhalen) February 10, 2018
Where have I seen Team USA’s gloves before? Oh wait… #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/OVJaya7RB6
— Jerilyn Osborn (@jerilyn_osborn) February 10, 2018
While another thought that they looked like a utilitarian wardrobe staple for another profession: welding.
Team USA looks like they are about to take in a welding project with those gloves #OpeningCeremony #USA #Olympics #PyeongChang pic.twitter.com/PRytBZSLQU
— Lauren Andrich (@laurenandrich) February 9, 2018
Others weren’t sure if this fashion statement should merit a high score at the Olympics.
Hat, sweater both 10/10. Still working out feelings about those gloves. pic.twitter.com/htWTZ3bTkl
— The Ringer (@ringer) February 9, 2018
Why they got on cooking gloves though 🤣 #teamusa #OpeningCeremony #Olympics
— Emmie Ay (@BUTTERFLY0187) February 10, 2018
Is there an explanation for Team USA's gloves? #Olympics #OpeningCeremony
— Leslie (@LeslieInLex) February 10, 2018
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281 d ago
Everything you need to know to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony
Beginning with the Parade of Nations, the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics shouldn’t disappoint.
With the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place halfway across the globe, some events are easier to re-air during a prime-time TV slot -- which is exactly what NBC did with the opening ceremony. If you missed out on the 6 a.m. ET live stream, you’ll have another shot to catch the event on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC (live stream available at NBCSports.com/live and on FuboTV ).
One of the more popular viewing events of the Olympics, the opening ceremony features a combination of traditional festivities and creative performances. Beginning with the Parade of Nations, each country’s delegates will march around Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium to begin the program. Team USA will be led by four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin — the first American to ever medal in singles luge after winning bronze in 2014.
The show will continue with the official opening of the games by South Korea’s head of state, the torch relay will come to an end with the lighting of the ceremonial Olympic flame, and the grand finale is expected to include a grand fireworks display. Throughout the event, celebrities from near and far will take the stage, with grand gestures honoring the host country of South Korea and welcoming those from around the world.
The opening ceremony will kick off the two-week schedule of competitions featuring the best winter athletes across the globe. A couple of events were underway ahead of the celebratory opening, including a curling round robin and ski jump qualification rounds . But most will get started over the next few days.
Time, TV channel, and streaming info
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, Pyeongchang, South Korea
TV: NBC
Online: Online: NBCSports.com (or on the NBC App) | FuboTV
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The United States is going off at +400 to finish the 2018 Winter Olympics with the most total medals at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com . The national team finished just one medal behind Russia for the top spot in 2014 and won it comfortably in 2010 with 37 total medals, seven more than second-place Germany.
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281 d ago
Ranking every piece of Team USA’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony outfit
Did Ralph Lauren design a winner or an outfit that will finish off the podium?
The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony unfurled in all its multi-cultural and colorful glory early Friday morning, airing live from Pyeongchang for anyone committed enough to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch the teams debut in real time. For anyone not masochistic enough to ruin their sleep schedule just to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch being lit live, the ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. on NBC Friday night.
For American viewers, the most anticipated moment (besides the return of the shirtless Tongan flag bearer we all know and love from the Rio Summer Olympics) was when 244 U.S. Olympians entered the arena sporting red, white, and blue outfits — courtesy of team-outfitter Ralph Lauren — that would be just as comfortable in a Tahoe apres-ski setting as they are in a massive arena in freezing Pyeongchang.
The uniforms as a whole work quite well. It might be the best showing that Ralph’s had in his six Olympic clothing efforts (he first outfitted the team in 2008). But taken separately and analyzed one by one there are definitely stronger pieces that are carrying the weaker parts of the ensemble.
So naturally, I ranked them. This ranking goes from worst to best, and there might be some unpopular opinions about the order. But I stand by it.
8. Bandana
The bandana is last because it’s completely pointless. Not as a general item to wear in your day-to-day life, by all means continue wearing bandanas when you are hiking or doing yard work or however you choose to use it. It’s pointless as a piece of this outfit, because it is worn under the collar of the team’s sweater rather than over it, which means you can barely see the design.
It also looks extremely uncomfortable shoved under the sweater like that. What normal human wears a bandana like that? Nobody. Even the design is terrible . It looks like the Old West had sex with a dollar bill and then adopted an ancestor of U.S. Soccer’s crest. It’s the bandana you buy on a whim the day before Fourth of July to wear to the bonfire then wear it that one time and never again. Years later you’ll find that bandana in the back of a drawer and wonder why you bought it in the first place. It’s so bad.
There’s absolutely no reason for the bandana to be part of the uniform at all. Did Ralph lose a poker game to a bandana manufacturer? Is he running out of ways to make these uniforms look fake-WASPy and is just reaching for random weird accessories? Who knows, but it’s by far the weakest part of the outfit.
7. Gloves
The gloves are benefitting from a real “you don’t have to run faster than the bear, you just have to run faster than the slowest person” situation here, since they are second-to-last by virtue of the bandana being so pointless and bad. The gloves are not great, and have been the most criticized piece of the outfit in the lead up to these Olympic games.
That’s not entirely the gloves’ fault, since they are the flashiest part of the outfit and therefore the easiest thing to latch on to when criticizing this year’s look. But they also have some weaknesses. The biggest criticism has been that by virtue of all the fringe hanging off of them they are very close to crossing the line between being “inspired by” traditional Native American clothing and completely crossing over into cultural appropriation.
Yet even if you divorce the fringe from any sort of appropriation, it’s still not a good design. One defense has been that the point of the gloves is to stand out when the athletes are waving but do you know how we’ll know the athletes are waving? When the camera zooms in on them a million times to show that they are waving. We don’t need them to look like they are about to go wrangle some cattle.
The closing ceremony mittens are a far better a choice and look just as warm and comfortable without the questionable outer design. Those I would buy, but if I wanted to look like I was about to go haul some wood and build up a fire I would just wear the $10 version.
6. Jeans
WHY. Why do they have to be skinny jeans ? $300 jeans are bad enough, but that’s Ralph Lauren’s price point so I can’t even be too mad about it. But putting Olympians — people who by nature have different physiques than the average person, especially in the quads and glutes area — in jeans with this cut is just ridiculous and a prime of example of Ralph finessing his clothing one step too far every single time.
Just give them normal jeans that fit them. They are JEANS oh my god. On top of that, the wash is a little weird and the denim overlays on both legs serve no actual purpose. I would talk about the weird side zipper that is straight out of 2002 but I need to stop talking about these jeans before I get any more frustrated.
5. Belt
Do I own at least one belt of this style ? Yes. Is at least one of those belts from Ralph Lauren? Also yes. It’s what Ralph does best: Preppy, polished, includes some leather accents, and would fit in just as well at a dockside restaurant in Nantucket as it would in a white collar office job on casual Friday or on an Olympic athlete.
It’s completely inoffensive, fits in with the overall aesthetic of the outfit, and most importantly isn’t designed to be flashy and pull the eye directly to the Olympians crotch for whatever reason. It’s a belt, and it fills the job of “belt” just fine.
4. Hat
A really good, beloved skit hat is sometimes hard to find. Ideally you want something you can wear when it’s 40 degrees or 2 degrees, with a design that can go with anything from your ski outfit to some jeans and a casual jacket, and that doesn’t age too fast since you should hold on to it for a while. For people in cold states, good hats are a signature item.
Now, I obviously haven’t had the change to wear this hat, but this hat seems like one of those hats. It’s simple . It has just enough accents to make it stand out as an actual design and not just a simple blue hat, and it doesn’t go overboard with the Americana. The pom is a nice touch, but it’s not going to draw attention away from the busyness of the rest of the outfit.
Most importantly, it gets bonus points for not being another freaking beret .
3. Boots
Bless Ralph for not crafting these boots in the image of snowboard boots or heavy-duty winter boots . It could have been so easy to get pulled further into the “winter” half of “Winter Olympics” and forced the athletes to walk into the arena with clunky, uncomfortable-looking footwear. He pared down the flashier leather style from 2014 but kept the red laces, which was definitely the right move as it still lets them stand out just a little under the jeans.
Plus, they match the gloves (which remain bad) so correctly follow the rules of using accessories as accents. They are very solid boots, and something that people might actually buy as part of any other Ralph Lauren collection . They look built to last years, not just designed to look like they will last years. A clean, comfortable shoe for athletes who definitely do not want to be plagued by blisters for the rest of their Olympics.
2. Jacket
Much ink has been spilled about this jacket. It’s the centerpiece of the whole outfit, there’s fancy car-seat-warmer tech inside of it, and it’s the item that sold out fastest when made available to a population that will wear it when grabbing a macchiato at La Colombe rather than during one of the greatest moments of their athletic lives. But it’s a really, really good jacket .
It’s a jacket that would look good on anyone in almost any cold setting, warming mechanism included or not. The American flag inspiration isn’t overwrought, it doesn’t slap you across the face. It’s understated but patriotic, with the red and white accents doing just enough to make each athlete stand out instead of them walking in as a giant mass of navy blue. It let’s the sweater — which by now you know is the winner of this little exercise — stand out as the centerpiece of the outfit, while still looking super comfortable and not drowning the wearer as they walk and wave.
The hood looks comfortable, the pockets actually make sense, and the Olympic and Ralph Lauren logos aren’t nonsensically oversized. I almost can’t believe this jacket is so well-designed.
1. Sweater
This sweater. This is an amazing sweater . It’s a peak “posh winter activities” item of clothing, but doesn’t swing far enough toward that aesthetic that it looks out of place.
This is the type of sweater that I’d walk by when browsing through a Ralph Lauren store knowing I wasn’t about to buy anything, then have to walk by it again, then touch it and pick it up and look at the price tag three times just to remind myself that I absolutely cannot buy it, then get home and open it in a browser tab, then leave that tab open for weeks on end so every few days I can look at this really good sweater, then buy a knock-off version from Lands End that does not cost nearly $600.
Even the crest smack in the middle of the design (which ... sigh) can’t ruin the overall effect. The wrist and waist detailing is stylish and the Nordic inspiration is busy, sure, but also a classic design that never gets old. This sweater does all of the heavy lifting in this outfit and somehow pulls it off. A gold-medal winning sweater right here.
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281 d ago
See what it was like to be a U.S. Olympian at the Opening Ceremony
These are the best views you can get.
The Olympics are a monumental time in an athlete’s career. Everything they have been working hard for will finally manifest itself, hopefully in the form of a medal. But before they can get to the competition, they bask in the buzz surrounding the games’ Opening Ceremony
Here are just a few examples of what it’s like for olympians to participate in the Opening Ceremony.
Even the calm before the storm looks exciting. So many Olympians under one roof (though it might be hard to find your buddy when you’re all decked out in the same gear).
A few selfies from this evening before Opening Ceremonies! Even saw @lindseyvonn smiling for one with me :-) Always an honor to walk with such an amazing team. . . . . #Teamusa #usaluge #armywcap #openingceremonies #amazing #winning #olympics #winterolympics #pyeongchang2018
A post shared by Matt Mortensen (@mmortensenusa) on Feb 9, 2018 at 5:06am PST
This view of the stadium alone is worth the trip.
@olympics @pyeongchang2018 are lit.
A post shared by Ted Ligety (@ted_ligety) on Feb 9, 2018 at 6:40am PST
Nick Cunningham gave us an amazing look at how the arena looks from the perspective of a spectator.
If you ask an #Olympian why they do it— This is one of the main reasons. Love walking with my @TeamUSA teammates. @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/Fi7CfgTmY8
— Nick Cunningham, OLY (@BOBSLEDR) February 9, 2018
And if you’ve ever wanted to feel like you were participating in the ceremony, bobsledder Nate Weber has you covered. Plus, you get the added bonus of walking out to PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”
Opening ceremonies were amazing. Great job by @pyeongchang2018 . Can't wait to watch it on @NBCOlympics . @TeamUSA was getting crunk on the walk in. #merica pic.twitter.com/S0WAGYe5ZG
— Nate Weber (@NateWeberActual) February 9, 2018
This is why I give everything when no one is watching, why I always pick myslef up, why I keep going no matter what... For this moment right here!!! I have this forever! #teamusa #olympics #pyeongchang #believe #achieve #inspire @teamusa @nbcolympics
A post shared by Chris Mazdzer (@mazdzer) on Feb 9, 2018 at 4:57am PST
No ceremony is complete without a fireworks show.
opening ceremony was such an incredible experience. tough to put into words but im pretty sure i had goosebumps the entire time pic.twitter.com/2t9gsSdqS9
— Kendall (@kendaLLorraine) February 9, 2018
Good luck, Team USA!
Feels. (can you find me?) #TeamUsa #winterolympics pic.twitter.com/XuGK7v361C
— Joey Mantia (@jrmantia) February 9, 2018
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281 d ago
Every athlete wins at the Olympic opening ceremony
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Time
281 d ago
This Is the Order That Countries Marched in at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

The broadcast of the peace-themed Opening Ceremony of the highly-anticipated 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea officially kicked off Friday at 8 p.m. local time.
Around 3,000 athletes from 92 countries and territories braced frightful temperatures as they marched into the new PyeongChang Olympic Stadium under their country’s flag during the Parade of Nations – as per Olympic tradition. North and South Korea made history when they marched together under a single flag , as musicians performed John Lennon’s iconic hit “Imagine.”
But many social media users observing the ceremony seemed slightly confused by the order of events. “What is the order of the countries coming out in the opening ceremony? It’s not alphabetical?” wrote one Twitter user. “Weird opening ceremony. Don’t know how they’ve determined the order of countries. Not alphabetical just muddled up,” added another.
In fact, the order that the countries marched in was alphabetic – but following the Korean alphabet known as Hangeul, as opposed to the English alphabet. That is why, by way of example, Denmark followed New Zealand, Iran followed Ukraine and Bermuda followed the United States of America.
That said, there are two exceptions to the rule. Firstly, an Olympic Opening Ceremony parade always begins with Greece, in honor of where the games originate from, and the host nation always goes last. This time, both North and South Korea appeared at the conclusion of the parade, as they were marching under the same flag.
Here’s the full order that countries marched in at the 2018 Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics:
1. Greece
2. Ghana
3. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4. Nigeria
5. South Africa
6. Netherlands
7. Norway
8. New Zealand
9. Denmark
10. Germany
11. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
12. Latvia
13. Olympic Athletes from Russia
14. Lebanon
15. Romania
16. Luxembourg
17. Lithuania
18. Liechtenstein
19. Madagascar
20. Malaysia
21. Mexico
22. Monaco
23. Morocco
24. Montenegro
25. Republic of Moldova
26. Malta
27. Mongolia
28. United States of America
29. Bermuda
30. Belgium
31. Belarus
32. Bosnia and Herzegovina
33. Bolivia
34. Bulgaria
35. Brazil
36. San Marino
37. Serbia
38. Sweden
39. Switzerland
40. Spain
41. Slovakia
42. Slovenia
43. Singapore
44. Armenia
45. Argentina
46. Iceland
47. Ireland
48. Azerbaijan
49. Andorra
50. Albania
51. Eritrea
52. Estonia
53. Ecuador
54. Great Britain
55. Australia
56. Austria
57. Uzbekistan
58. Ukraine
59. Islamic Republic of Iran
60. Israel
61. Italy
62. India
63. Japan
64. Jamaica
65. Georgia
66. People’s Republic of China
67. Chinese Taipei
68. Czech Republic
69. Chile
70. Kazakhstan
71. Canada
72. Kenya
73. Kosovo
74. Colombia
75. Croatia
76. Kyrgyzstan
77. Cyprus
78. Thailand
79. Turkey
80. Togo
81. Tonga
82. Pakistan
83. Portugal
84. Poland
85. Puerto Rico
86. France
87. Finland
88. Philippines
89. Hungary
90. Hong Kong, China
91. Korea (North and South)
USA Today
281 d ago
Watch the opening ceremony with Korean locals
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Time
281 d ago
The Internet Knows the Peppy Opening Ceremony Dancers are the Unsung Heroes of the Olympics
At every Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Parade of Nations seems to go on forever as thousands of athletes march and wave flags in their special uniforms for the big kickoff ceremony. But at the 2018 Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, keen-eyed viewers were quick to shout out to another group appearing onscreen: the indefatigable dancers, assembled in a giant circle in the center of the stadium, who performed ongoing choreography for the duration of the extensive parade.
Dressed in red pants, white jackets, and white hats, they maintained their pep and coordinated moves throughout the event, even in the chilly South Korean winter weather. While they may not be athletes competing for medals, they are getting kudos anyway, as the internet respects their cheer and commitment to keeping the energy of the parade going, calling them out for their impressive stamina.
These dancers that are dancing as every country walks out are incredible. I wish I had that stamina #OpeningCeremony
— polo-me (@poulomi222) February 10, 2018
#OpeningCeremony side note: the dancers here had to be so. Darn. Tired. By the time this ended. #Olympics
— Kierstan 🌼💔 (@Kierstan77) February 10, 2018
Forget the athletes – Those South Korean dancers in the middle are probably the fittest people in that stadium right now. #OpeningCeremony
— Joe Tham (@j_tham) February 9, 2018
know that i am totally appreciating you, little dancing ppl in the big circle during the parade of nations
— ISSHOUKEN(MEI) (@dabbinzuru) February 9, 2018
I always feel so sorry for the dancers who have to keep going while the teams March in. They are out there forever. Good on 'em. #OpeningCeremony
— The Expensive Wino (@ExpensiveWino1) February 10, 2018
Shout out to the dancers working it throughout the entire parade of nations. #Olympics #OpeningCeremony
— Ashley🎨📝 (@ashley_actually) February 9, 2018
Time
281 d ago
Here’s How Many Athletes Are Competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea , kicked off with an exciting opening ceremony on Friday, giving viewers their first look at the thousands of athletes who are competing in this year’s Games.
There are 2,952 athletes set to face off in 102 events across 15 different sports over the course of the next 16 days before the Games come to a close on Feb. 25. These events will take place at 13 venues spread across the counties of PyeongChang and Jeongseon, as well as the coastal city of Gangneung.
The 2018 Winter competitors hail from 92 different countries around the world and athletes from six of these nations—Singapore, Malaysia, Kosovo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Nigeria—are vying for medals for the first time.
The members of Team USA hail from 31 states, with Colorado and California sending 31 and 22 contenders to lead the pack in American qualifiers.
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280 d ago
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281 d ago
This guy crashed the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony ... TWICE
This probably shouldn’t happen.
The Olympic Opening ceremony is one of the most controlled security events there is. But that still didn’t stop some guy from getting on the stage and disrupting the ceremony not just once, but twice.
Apparently nothing happened to anyone, but it’s still an odd situation :
It is currently unclear how the unidentified Korean man was able to jump the barriers and get onto the ice chute but local police in Pyeongchang, the South Korean resort where the two week tournament is held, say they are investigating.
None of the performers in the opening ceremony, which involves athletes from all over the world, were harmed in the incident.
I’m actually impressed that this guy was able to get on stage, and beyond that, the fact that NBC actually showed him on the telecast on tape delay. There was plenty of time for NBC to edit this guy out as they took out plenty of other things for the show to trim and finish it by 11:00 p.m. ET. But they left him in, and Mike Tirico briefly described what was going on for the audience at the tail end of the show.
A weird start to the Olympics, and hopefully it won’t happen during the closing ceremony.
USA Today
281 d ago
What viewers thought of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Here's what stood out to people watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at home.
         
 
 
New York Times
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Who Were the Singers at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics?
The ceremony featured three musical performances: a children’s choir, a supergroup of K-pop stars and a top South Korean opera singer.
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Internet difficulties during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has prompted officials to investigate the possibility of a cyberattack.
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Intel's drones broke a world record at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
If you were watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea yesterday then you might have noticed a swarm of Intel-made drones lighting up the night sky at various points – and those intelligent packs of drones broke a Guinness World Record along the way.
The record-breaking segment shown at the ceremony was actually pre-recorded, and featured a total of 1,218 drones flying together in sync, more than ever before. A smaller swarm of 300 drones also entertained the crowds live in PyeongChang.
We've seen these Shooting Star drones from Intel in action several times before, and their latest outing is part of a deal between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The partnership covers VR tech, 360-degree videos, and of course the drone shows that wowed the audience last night.
The sky's the limit
The previous record for "most drones flown simultaneously" was also set by Intel's Shooting Star fleet. They followed up a show with 100 drones in Germany in 2015 with a performance featuring 500 of the bots the next year – obviously this tech is just getting smarter and smarter.
Every drone fleet performance is controlled by just one pilot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles themselves are fitted with LED lights to produce a virtually unlimited number of color combinations, with each 384mm x 384mm (15.1 inch x 15.1 inch) quadcopter weighing in at 330g (0.73lbs).
"The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record," said Intel's Natalie Cheung in a press statement.
These were the best drones we saw at CES 2018
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280 d ago
Winter Olympics: Best photos
See photos from the Winter Olympics, which are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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280 d ago
Elise Christie begins Winter Olympics redemption by winning opening heat
• Briton impresses as she reaches 500m short-track quarter-finals
• Speed skater suffered three disqualifications at 2014 Sochi Games
On a day when six out of the 10 British athletes in action crashed and another finished last in the cross-country skiing, there was even more pressure on Elise Christie’s tiny shoulders than usual. It spoke volumes about her mettle that she responded by smashing the Olympic 500m short-track speed skating record – laying down a hefty marker for the rest of these Winter Games.
It was only the first heat and Christie will have to battle through two more rounds to reach the final in a sport where medal hopes can be sliced and diced on a rival’s blade in a millisecond. Yet such was the destructive ease of her first appearance, leading from first step to last before crossing the line in 42.87sec, it was little surprise to hear her proclaim that she believes she is in world-record shape.
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279 d ago
Best photos from Saturday at 2018 Winter Olympics
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2018 Winter Olympics: Watch Singers Cover John Lennon's 'Imagine' at Opening Ceremony
Four notable Korean artists joined together to cover John Lennon 's "Imagine" as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
Ha Hyun-woo of the indie rock band Guckkasten, Ahn Ji-young of K-pop duo
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What NBC is showing today for the Winter Olympics
Not every primetime NBC event is on tape delay this year.
With the start of the Winter Olympics comes the usual tradition of NBC showing select events on tape delay in primetime. However, the network has gradually shown more live coverage in recent years, which will continue on Saturday with multiple medal events in Pyeonchang. The complete primetime window begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and NBCSN (live streams at NBC Olympics ).
NBC’s Saturday primetime coverage starts with figure skating, consistently the most popular sport at the Winter Olympics. The team ice dance women’s short program, and pair free skating will all be shown live, as a prelude to the first figure skating medal event on Sunday (ice dance free dance).
The other major event on Saturday is the men’s downhill skiing final, with a gold medal up for grabs. At 2.852 kilometers, this is by far the longest course in the alpine skiing category. Austrian Matthias Mayer took home the gold in Sochi four years ago, and will be looking to become the first-time repeat Olympic winner at this event.
Snowboarding and curling are the main headliners on NBCSN, with the men’s slopestyle event deciding medal winners. After slopestyle, NBCSN will air a replay of curling prelims, with the United States playing Finland in mixed-doubles action.
Finally, the U.S. women’s hockey team hits the ice for its first game of these Olympics, facing off against Finland in group-stage play. For those who like staying up late to catch as many live events as possible, NBCSN is carrying this game live at 2:40 a.m. ET.
The Americans made it to the gold medal round in Sochi, but for the second straight Olympics, they fell to Canada in the final. Now they’re trying to build off the momentum of winning gold in last year’s IIHF Women’s World Championship.
Saturday primetime schedule (all times Eastern) Alpine skiing Men’s downhill final Time: 9 p.m. TV: NBC Figure skating Times: 8 p.m. (Team short ice dance), 9:45 p.m. (women’s single short program), 10:40 p.m. (pairs free skating) TV: NBC Snowboarding Men’s slopestyle final Times: 8 p.m. (run 1), 8:32 p.m. (run 2), 9:04 p.m. (run 3) TV: NBCSN Women’s slopestyle qualification Times: 11:30 p.m. (run 1), 12:32 a.m. (run 2) TV: NBCSN All events streaming live online at NBC Olympics and the NBC Sports app
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280 d ago
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279 d ago
What to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Feb. 11
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279 d ago
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The best of the action from South Korea features ice hockey, figure skating, mogul skiing, luge and snowboarding – and the Samjiyon Orchestra reducing Kim Yong-nam to tears
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NBC Apologizes to Koreans for Analyst’s Comment During Opening Ceremony
Joshua Cooper Ramo, facing criticism for a comment made about Korea and Japan, is no longer working with NBC Olympics for its coverage of the Pyeongchang Games. NBC says Ramo's assignment has been completed following a divisive comment he made during coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday. "Every Korean will tell you that Japan...
USA Today
279 d ago
NBC apologizes to South Koreans for analyst's remark during opening ceremony
NBC said in a statement Sunday it was gratified that local Olympic officials accepted the apology.
         
 
 
Business Insider
279 d ago
Olympics officials confirm there was a cyber attack during the Opening Ceremony — and Russia's already denying they did it
The organizers of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have confirmed that a cyber attack took place during the Opening Ceremony on Friday. The organizers refused to reveal the source, but are dealing with the issue. Russia has already come out swinging, saying they were not responsible for the attack. Some cybersecurity researchers said they had some evidence that Russia was planning such attacks in response to being banned from the Olympics due to a doping scandal at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.
The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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The Verge
279 d ago
Officials confirm that a cyberattack took place during the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies
Olympic officials have confirmed that a cyber attack took place during the event’s opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, according to Reuters . The organizers say that while television and internet access was affected, it “it had not compromised any critical part of their operations.”
According to reports , internet access and Wi-Fi shut down on Friday during the game’s opening ceremonies. The website for the games also went down, preventing attendees from printing out tickets. Pyeongchang organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you confirmed that an attack took place, but that the issues have since been resolved. He also said that investigators wouldn’t reveal the source of the attack.
The games have already come under attack from hackers:...
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SB Nation
279 d ago
Winter Olympics primetime NBC TV schedule for Sunday
Mikaela Shiffrin and Jamie Anderson will be among the Americans going for gold on Sunday.
The 2018 Winter Olympics continue onward, and once again, figure skating will be front and center in NBC’s live primetime coverage, but it won’t be the only event getting high billing on Sunday. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, NBC will show a block that includes luge, freestyle, alpine, snowboarding, and figure skating.
That block is expected to run until around 11 p.m., and it’s unclear what the exact order of the covered events will be. But the events themselves will be live streamed via NBC Olympics . The NBC coverage is also available on FuboTV .
The final phases of the figure skating team event will be had, with medals on the line. That will begin at 8 p.m., with the men’s and women’s free skate, followed by the free dance to decide the final points.
In snowboarding during that same block of time, the women’s snowboard slopestyle final will take place. American defending gold medalist Jamie Anderson is back again, as well as 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland.
In alpine skiing, the women’s giant slalom first run will be at approximately 8:15 p.m. The second run will be around 11:45 p.m., and is a medal event. American Mikaela Shiffrin is the big name to watch in the event, as she has a great chance at taking home the gold.
They will also be showing results from the men’s singles luge event, which actually took place around 6 a.m. ET on Sunday. This will likely be in between the other live events on the primetime coverage.
On NBCSN, coverage at the same times will include the Biathlon medal event, and they will double up on the women’s slopestyle final. Then it’s onto curling for the remainder of the night.
NBC primetime TV schedule and live stream for Sunday
Date: Feb. 11, 2018
Events: Figure Skating Team Event, Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final, Women’s Giant Slalom Runs
TV: NBC, NBCSN
Time: 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET (primetime coverage)
Online Streaming: NBC Olympics | FuboTV
CNN
279 d ago
Winter Olympics day 3: As it happened
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279 d ago
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TechRadar
279 d ago
The Winter Olympics’ systems were hacked during Friday’s opening ceremony
A spokesperson for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics organizing committee has confirmed that the Games fell victim to hackers just prior to the opening ceremony.
The website for the Games crashed, with visitors unable to print tickets or view information for about 12 hours. 
Since no official word was forthcoming on the day, speculation was rife that the outage was not accidental. The news of the hack was made official the next day.
"We know the cause of that problem, but [these kinds] of issues occur very frequently during the Olympic Games," Pyeongchang organising committee spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.
The attack compromised the Games’ internet protocol televisions at the press center. To avoid further damage, organizers shut down the servers, resulting in the website going down.
Whodunnit?
Details of the attack are as yet unclear with the IOC and the organizers remaining tight-lipped about the source. 
"We have decided with the IOC that we are not going to reveal the source," added Sung Baik-you during the press conference. "All issues were resolved and recovered yesterday morning."
The IOC’s head of communication Mark Adams was also unforthcoming regarding the details, saying, “At the moment we are making sure our systems are secure, which they are, so discussing details of it is not helpful.”
Thankfully, the website was up and running again by 8am local time on Saturday morning. Reports have suggested that sponsors were prepared for such an attack, with some having insured themselves against hacking.
[Image courtesy Kārlis Dambrāns]
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279 d ago
What to watch on Day 3 of the Winter Olympics
The third day of the Pyeongchang Games features a handful of high-profile events.
         
 
 
Business Insider
279 d ago
Someone launched a cyberattack on the Winter Olympics during the opening ceremony
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A spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee said that someone launched a cyberattack on the Winter Olympics. The attack came during the opening ceremony on Friday. Some Winter Olympic sponsors have already taken out insurance to guard against hacking attacks.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.
The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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