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5 Talking Points about the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

It will be impossible to watch the games without thinking of North Korea
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5 Talking Points about the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

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.

10 Greatest Performances in Winter Olympics History

Eric Heiden's five gold medals in 1980 top this list
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10 Greatest Performances in Winter Olympics History

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are here and we will most certainly see great performances. Whether they stand the test of time will depend on the athletes themselves.

 

Mikaela Shiffrin: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The USA ski racer is one of the stars to watch in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
The USA ski racer is one of the stars to watch in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

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.

 

U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team: 5 Fast Facts to Know

A quick look at Team USA and what awaits them in PyeongChang
U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team: 5 Fast Facts to Know

The Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey tournament will begin in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Valentine’s Day and conclude with the Gold Medal game on Saturday, Feb. 25. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from Team USA’s perspective.

 

5 Greatest Winter Olympics Moments of the Last 40 Years

It should be no surprise as to what tops this list
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5 Greatest Winter Olympics Moments of the Last 40 Years

Great Olympic moments always boil down to the country you live in and the year you were born. For example, if you were born in Norway in 1940, it may be hard to truly nail down your five greatest Winter Olympic moments.

 

But if you were born in the United States in 1978, a handful of Winter Olympics moments truly stand out. Here are my five greatest moments over the last 40 years.

Jamie Anderson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The USA snowboarder is one of the stars to watch in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
USA snowboarder Jamie Anderson is one of the stars to watch in the PyeongChang Olympics

USA snowboarder Jamie Anderson is one of the stars to watch when the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, begin Feb. 8 on NBC. In addition to being a dominant force in snowboarding, Anderson is one of the most interesting athletes at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Here are a few fun facts about the 27-year-old South Lake Tahoe, Calif., native.

 

5 Crazy Things to Watch at the Winter Olympics

The PyeongChang Winter Games are expected to get off to a chilly start with the Opening Ceremonies in Olympic Stadium
5 Crazy Things to Watch at the Winter Olympics

The stage is set for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be the largest ever with nearly 3,000 athletes from 92 different countries taking part in the event, which will run from Feb. 9-25. The Paralympics will follow and take place from March 9-18.

 

5 Worst Winter Olympic Host Cities of All Time

Nazi Germany is one of the worst hosts of both the Summer and Winter Olympics
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5 Worst Winter Olympic Host Cities of All Time

If it were not for the heightened tensions between North and South Korea, the buildup to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang would be without much controversy. The picturesque area seems to be a perfect fit for the 2018 games and South Korea has built world-class facilities to host the athletes and attendees.

 

10 Surprising Facts about The Olympics

Little-known facts about the gathering of nations.
10 Surprising Facts about The Olympics
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With the 2018 Winter Olympics coming soon, sports fans will be overwhelmed with facts, figures and features of every kind imaginable. But we found a few things you probably won't learn. Here are 10 surprising facts about the Olympic Games.

 

1. Gold medals are mostly made of silver.

Is an Olympic Gold Medal Actually Made of Gold?

And what's it worth?

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are almost upon us, which means athletes around the world will soon begin their pursuit of a gold medal. While winning a gold medal can provide athletes with other financially beneficial opportunities, such as endorsements, the value of the medal itself is more intrinsic than real.

 

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