Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Olympics or just tuning in for the occasional event, you might be wondering what’s going on right now. Here’s a quick guide to the Olympic events that are happening today.
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here’s a look at what’s happening today and how you can watch.
First, a bit of history:
The first Winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. They were originally intended to be held in 1916 in Austria, but were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I. The 2018 Games are the 23rd Winter Olympics.
What’s happening today?
There are 12 events taking place today, including alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, hockey, lugespeed skating, and ski jumping.
How can I watch?
In the United States, NBC is broadcasting a record 170 hours of coverage across its various channels (NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and the Olympic Channel). If you’re not near a TV, you can also stream the Olympics online at NBCOlympics.com or on the NBC Sports app.
What Olympic Events Are Going On Right Now?
The 2018 Winter Olympics are currently underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. If you’re wondering what events are currently happening, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of all the Olympic events that are going on right now.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are currently underway. The games started on February 9 and will end on February 25.
There are a total of 102 events taking place in the sports of alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, and speed skating.
Some of the most popular Olympic events include figure skating (singles and pairs), Alpine skiing (downhill and slalom), snowboarding (parallel giant slalom and half-pipe), speed skating (short track and long track), and ice hockey.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature the debut of several new events, including big air snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing.
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature 33 sports and a total of 339 events—this is 11 more events than the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will make their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020. The 2020 Summer Olympics will also see the return of two sports that were last featured at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm: golf and rugby sevens. Here is the complete list of sports that will be contested at Tokyo 2020:
Cycling BMX Freestyle Mountain Bike Road TrackVolleyball Beach indoorWater Polo Diving Fencing Field hockey Football Golf Gymnastics Artistic Rhythmic Trampoline Handball Judo Karate Modern pentathlon Rugby sevens Sailing Skateboarding Sport climbing Surfing Table tennis Taekwondo Tennis Triathlon Weightlifting Wrestling
The Olympics are a time when the world comes together to celebrate human achievement. Athletes from all over the globe compete in a variety of different sports, each hoping to bring home a medal for their country.
With so many different events taking place, it can be hard to keep track of what’s going on. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of what Olympic events are on right now.
So whether you’re interested in track and field, swimming, gymnastics, or anything else, be sure to check out our guide to see what’s happening in the world of sports right now.