The Winter Olympics 2018: When is it, where is it and where can I watch it?
The biggest event in winter sports is back as Great Britain aim to achieve their largest ever winter medals haul.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic games, including when it is, where it is and how to watch it live in the UK.
What are the Winter Olympics?
The Winter Olympic Games is an international sporting competition held every four years for sports involving snow or ice. It was first held in 1924 in France.
The last Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia in 2014. The games included 98 events in 15 different winter sport disciplines. Great Britain won four medals, in curling, skeleton and women’s slopestyle.
The Sochi 2014 Olympics were the most expensive in history, with costs more than three times that of London 2012.
What sports are included?
Winter Olympians will compete in the following sports: Curling, Ski Jumping, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Women’s Hockey, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Luge, Short Track, Skeleton, Bobsled, Men’s Hockey and Nordic Combined.
Where is it being hosted?
The city of Pyeongchang, 100 miles east of Seoul in South Korea, will stage the winter games. This is South Korea’s first time hosting the winter games, although it did host the summer Olympics in 1988.
When and where is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony takes place in Pyeonchang on Friday, February 9 at 8pm local time (11am GMT).
Who are the biggest British hopes for the games?
Last Winter Olympics in 2014 proved a great haul for Great Britain, which equalled its best-ever haul of four medals in 1924.
Great Britain will be looking to outperform this personal best with around 60 athletes taking part in the 2018 games.
Notable British names to look out for are speedskater Elise Christie, who won three gold medals and one bronze at the 2017 World Championships.
Lizzy Yarnold won the skeleton Winter Olympic Gold in 2014 and returns in good form to defend her title.
Elsewhere, the Team GB Women’s curling team won bronze in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and will be looking to up their game.
Where can I watch it?
The 2018 Winter Olympics will air live in the UK on both the BBC and Eurosport.
BBC coverage will include live coverage on television, red button, online and by mobile app.