Winter Olympics 2018 started off with a bang. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are happening in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Olympics has always managed to get the best talent in sports from all the corners of the world together on a single platform. Different countries take part in one of many sports competition, all competing for medals; gold, silver, and bronze. Winter Olympics as compared to summer Olympics (sometimes referred to as just “Olympics”) is relatively a smaller scale event.
The Olympics (Summer) has more games and more countries participating in it as compared to winter Olympics. More than 200 countries participate in Olympics(summer) whereas in Winter Olympics only 88 countries participate. The gap between these two events is 2 years and both summer and winter Olympics happen only once every four years.
This year 2018 PyeongChang, South Korea has got the opportunity to host the Winter Olympics. Hosting the Olympics is both an honor and a very difficult task. As a lot of preparations are needed. Since the Olympics are the tournament games in which professionals from all around the globe take part. So everything has to be precise. On the plus side if your country gets to host the Olympics then the tourism instantly boosts for that country.
The Sports games that are conducted in the winter Olympics are also different. As the name Winter Olympics imply, these are mostly the sports which include a lot of ice. Basically, the games that cannot be conducted in summer are played in Winter Olympics. And many countries participate in the titles.
There are many amazing winter sports which take place in Winter Olympics like Skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding, speed skating, etc..
The reason why the number of participants in Winter Olympics is less than that of the summer Olympics is because of two reasons. Number one, the sports that happen in winter are limited or less than that which happen in summer. Number 2, most countries don’t have a professional team or individual professionals in winter sports hence they cant take part.
Although the amount of attention that summer Olympics get is overwhelming. But Winter Olympics are also an important sports event. And if you have the time, or are a sports enthusiast you can watch winter Olympics live on YouTube too.
Here’s a link to watch live PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
It’s amazing that you can watch live on YouTube without any hassle. Apart From this, you can also check for live results or medal positions on the PyeongChang 2018 winter Olympic’s official site.
This year in Winter Olympics 2018 the Great Britain has the largest ever team in any Winter Olympics with 59 athletes. But many other countries have a quite smaller team as compared to this. Most countries have only 5-10 participants in the Winter Olympics games.