Winter Olympics begins in Pyeongchang

By: Bisola Bello February 9, 2018

The 23rd Winter Olympics begins Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The event which will run for 17 days will see more than 3,000 of the world’s best athletes will compete in 102 medal events in 15 sports.

Around 77% of tickets have been sold – approximately 826,000 – across the 13 venues in South Korea.

Nigeria’s bobsled team of three incredible women will be competing in the agames.

North and South Korea  team who will bear a unified flag field a joint women’s ice hockey team, while there has been controversy over the 169 Russian athletes set to compete as neutrals.

Team GB sent a record 59 athletes to South Korea – three more than at Sochi 2014 – and are aiming for their most successful Winter Games, with a medal target of five or more.



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