16 days, 92 nations, 15 sports and hundreds of daring athletes ready to show their stuff on snow and ice – the 2018 Winter Olympics are here.
South Korean city Pyeongchang hosts the Games, which began on Friday 9th February and an Opening Ceremony featuring a combined Korean team and this topless Tongan superstar. Now though, it’s time for the sport to catch the eye.
South Korean city and surrounding area Pyeongchang hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, with the action spread across 13 different venues and stadiums.
Pyeongchang is in the north of the country, just over 100 miles form the capital Seoul. South Korea beat Munich in Germany and Annecy in France to host the Games.
What is the time difference between the UK and South Korea?
The time difference between the UK and Olympic host city Pyeongchang is nine hours, meaning South Korea is nine hours ahead of the UK.
That means that while many of the events will start in the early hours, there will still be plenty of sport to watch throughout the morning. Both the BBC and Eurosport will also have full highlights and replays of the best events, so even if you aren’t able to stay up all night there will be plenty of chances to catch up.
What channel is the Winter Olympics on TV in the UK?
BBC1 and BBC2 will show Winter Olympic coverage from midnight through to 8pm every day, from live coverage to catch up programmes and highlights.
Both the BBC and Eurosport will have full live coverage of the action from Pyeongchang 2018.
There will also be a daily highlights programme on BBC2 at 7pm and BBC4 at 8pm, with more highlights on the BBC Red Button and online via the BBC Sport website.
Eurosport channels 1 and 2 will both broadcast full Olympic coverage, with three extra Winter Olympic ‘pop-up’ channels also available for Sky, BT and Virgin customers.
The online Eurosport Player will also have full coverage of every sport via 15 different online channels.
How do I watch Eurosport in the UK?
Eurosport is the official Olympic broadcaster in the UK. If you don’t have a subscription already via your Sky, BT or Virgin contract, one of the easiest ways to watch is to head to Amazon Channels.
Amazon Channels allows users to watch Eurosport without having to pay for a full subscription. Eurosport on Amazon Channels allows access up to 18 different channels, covering all the action from Pyeongchang 2018 – it costs £4.99 per month, and you can cancel any time.
You can also sign up to a free trial with online service TVPlayer here to watch Eurosport. You can get 50% off a TVPlayer Plus subscription for the first 4 months by using the code RTOLYMPICS at the point of checkout.
Alternatively, contact your TV provider to find out whether you can watch Eurosport as part of your regular package.
Spin for the win with figure skating star Nathan Chen, a simply incredible athlete in a field full of champions.
Speed Skating: Women’s 5000m
Cross Country Skiing: Men’s 15km Free
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Aerials
Snowboarding: Women’s Snowboard Cross
Day 8 – Saturday 17th February
Main event: women’s skeleton
Sochi 2014 gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold (above) is back to defend her title on what could be a fabulous day for Britain’s Winter Olympic team. Elise Christie is skating in the women’s short track, while freestyle skier Isabel Atkin could be in contention in the women’s skiing slopestyle.
Figure Skating: Men’s Free Programme
Short Track Speed Skating: Women’s 1500m Final and Men’s 1000m Final
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Slopestyle and Men’s Aerials
Day 10 – Monday 19th February
Main event: Women’s Big Air snowboarding
Big air is a new addition to the Games, with athletes competing to display their skills on one appropriately massive ramp.
Speed Skating: Men’s 500m
Ski Jumping: Men’s Team Large Hill
Bobsleigh: Two Man
Day 11 – Tuesday 20th February
Main event: figure skating ice dance
The beauty and grace of the world’s best figure skaters come together to prove their worth on the biggest stage of all. British couple Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland have an ace up their sequinned sleeves, having worked with Olympic legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Figure Skating: Ice Dance
Short Track Speed Skating: Women’s 3000m Relay
Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual 10km
Biathlon: Mixed Relay
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Halfpipe
Day 12 – Wednesday 21st February
Main event: Women’s downhill skiing
It’s the women’s turn to take on the imposing downhill ski slope: all eyes will be on US star Lindsey Vonn.
Speed Skating: Men’s and Women’s Team Pursuit
Alpine Skiing: Women’s Downhill
Cross Country Skiing: Men’s and Women’s Team Sprint Free
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Ski Cross
Day 13 – Thursday 22nd February
Main event: short track speed skating
This is Elise Christie’s third and final chance at taking home a medal. She’s racing in the women’s 1,000m.