The 2018 most awaited Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics are opening on Feb. 9, bringing athletes and spectators from across the world to South Korea’s Gangwon Province.
This will be the first time in the last 30 years that the Winter Olympics will take place in South Korea area since Seoul held the Olympic Games in the 1988 year. From Feb. 8 to Feb. 25, spectators will be a witness to a total of 102 events taking place across PyeongChang, Jeongseon, and the coastal city of Gangnueung.
To get ready for the most awaited Games, here is a breakdown of when and where the major events of the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place around, and what you can expect to see while you’re there.
Olympics Opening Ceremony Date
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony is going to take place on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. EST) in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.Those attending the ceremony in person will receive bags that include a raincoat, a lap blanket, knit caps, a seat cushion and hand and feet cushions. There will be a jammer in the stadium prohibiting any terror activities.???????
The closing ceremony will also be held at the Pyeong Chang Olympic Stadium on Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. E.T. with broadcasts available at 8 p.m. E.T. on NBC and other sponsored channels. The official theme for the closing ceremony will be perseverance, and the event will feature the mayor of Pyeong Chang, Seok-Rae Lee, pass the Olympic flag to International Olympics Committee President, Thomas Bach, who will carry the tradition of passing it to the mayor of the next host city.
In this case, it will mayor Chen Jining of Beijing(China), where the next Winter Olympics will take place in 2022.