With no NHL players participating in the Winter Olympics for the first time since 1994, there is a bit of mystery surrounding the tournament as it begins on Valentine’s Day. But there are a couple things most agree upon.
A news station in Chicago mistakenly referred to the PyeongChang Olympics as the P.F. Chang Olympics. One is a county in South Korea, the other is an Asian-inspired restaurant that's perfect for date night. The enormously incorrect graphic set Twitter ablaze. The station attempted to clear things up by saying it was a graphic meant for a satirical piece, but the damage was already done by that point.
The men’s ice hockey competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, begins on Feb. 14. The top seeds are Canada, Olympic Athletes from Russia and Sweden, but as the past century has shown us, anything can happen. Some gold medal-winning teams have had to overcome ties and/or losses to win. Others have dominated from the get-go.
One of the most-watched events of the Winter Olympic games is the women’s figure skating. For the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the ladies short program begins on Sunday, Feb. 11. When it was unknown if any Russian figure skaters would be competing, it seemed the United States would have an advantage.
Followers of women’s figure skating are familiar with Bradie Tennell, but the casual Olympic viewer may not yet know who the blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman is. She’s skated to music from Cinderella, a Disney princess that she’s always loved. She’s the current U.S. national champion and has earned a spot on the Olympic team and will be competing in PyeongChang starting on Feb. 9. But what else is there to learn about Bradie Tennell?
Even with the swirling international tensions, South Korea seems to be handling its business well in getting ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. While over a half century of conflict with the totalitarian government to the north will loom over any international event held in South Korea, the country can still avoid being the dumpster fire that was the 2014 games in Sochi.
USA ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the stars to watch when the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, begin Feb. 8 on NBC. In fact, the reigning Olympic slalom gold-medal winner is arguably America’s brightest star at the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Here are a few fun facts about the 22-year-old Vail, Colo., native.