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.
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