It’s been 30 years since South Korea hosted the 1988 Seoul Games and the Korean nation will again play host to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from 9 to 25 February 2018 in PyeongChang, with Australia set to take a total of 51 athletes to the Games! PyeongChang 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of Panasonic supporting the Olympic Games as a TOP sponsor.
— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) February 7, 2018
We’ve put together a guide that includes competition highlights, Aussie Olympic medal hopefuls to keep your eye on, and an overview of the Games.
The Olympic Moments You Don’t Want To Miss
— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) February 8, 2018
- Opening Ceremony │Fri Feb 9 @ 10pm
- Women’s Moguls Final │ Sun Feb 11 @ 9.30pm
Olympian to watch: Britt Cox
- Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final │ Mon Feb 12 @ 12pm
Olympian to watch: Tess Coady
With her school mates cheering her on back in St Kilda, 17-year-old Tess Coady is ready to perform on the world's biggest sport stage.
- Men’s Moguls Finals │ Mon Feb 12 @ 9.30pm
Olympian to watch: Matt Graham
- Figure Skating Pairs Short Program │ Wed Feb 14 @ 12pm
Olympians to watch: Harley Windsor & Ekaterina Alexandrovskya
- Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final │ Wed Feb 14 @ 12.30pm
Olympian to watch: Scotty James
- Men’s Snowboard Cross Finals │ Thurs Feb 15 @ 3.30pm
Olympians to watch: Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, Jarryd Hughes, Adam Lambert & Cam Bolton
"It's basically whoever can get down the fastest. It doesn't matter how you do it"Alex Chumpy Pullin Belle Brockhoff and Jarryd Hughes give a stunning insight into the adrenaline rush that is Snowboard Cross!
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- Women’s Snowboard Cross Finals │ Fri Feb 16 @ 2.15pm
Olympian to watch: Belle Brockhoff
- Women’s Aerials Finals │ Fri Feb 16 @ 10pm
Olympians to watch: Danielle Scott, Lydia Lassila & Laura Peel
- Men’s Aerials Finals │ Sun Feb 18 @ 10pm
Olympian to watch: David Morris
- Women’s Figure Skating Final │ Fri Feb 23 @ 12pm
Olympian to watch: Kailani Craine
Her choice of music in the short program – ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ – is perhaps fitting, as Kailani Craine waits to skate her dreams into reality.
- Women’s Ski Cross Finals │ Fri Feb 23 @ 3.15pm
Olympian to watch: Sami Kennedy-Sim
- Closing Ceremony │ Sun Feb 25 @ 10pm
The Australian Olympic Team
The Australian contingent will see 51 athletes grace the Olympic stage between February 9-25 in a team made up of fresh talent and experience with 19 rookies, 24 two-time Olympians, five triple Olympians, one four and one five time Olympians. The all-star team includes dual Olympic medallist aerial skier Lydia Lassila (Vancouver 2010 gold, Sochi 2014 bronze) and Olympic medallist David Morris (Sochi 2014 silver), and current world champions moguls skiers Britt Cox and Scotty James.
READ MORE: See the complete Australian team.
The Olympic Medal Scoreboard
There will be a record 102 gold medals across 15 disciplines that the almost 3,000 athletes from 92 nations are chasing at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Once competition gets underway the first medals will be decided on the evening of Saturday February 10. Check out this interactive Full Medal Tally page to follow the 16 days of competition winners in real time. You’ll be able to click on Australia to see the list of medallists and then explore their bios to learn all about them.
READ MORE: Follow the interactive medal tally
The Olympic Competition Schedule
The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games kick off on February 9 with the Aussie mogul athletes the first to compete. The competition period will see athletes contest 102 events across 15 sports. Four new disciplines in existing sports have been added to the programme including big air snowboarding (which will replace the parallel slalom), mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.
READ MORE: See the full schedule of events.
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