PyeongChang, 2018 Winter Olympics

PyeongChang, 2018 Winter Olympics

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will take place from February 9 to February 25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Today we’ll take a look at some important facts related to Winter Olympics. And stamps, of course.

 

Les Iers Jeux olympiques d’hiver

It was 1924 in Chamonix, France. The 1st Winter Olympics were held there between January 25 and February 5. There were 16 events in 6 sports and 16 nations competed: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

The first gold medal went to the United States when Charles Jewtraw won in the 500-meter speed skate. Finland and Norway combined dominated the games winning 28 out of 43 medals. Canada won only one medal, but it was the gold one after defeating the USA in hockey finals.

 

South Korea at Winter Olympics

South Korea took part first time at 1948 Winter Olympics held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. They appeared al 17 Winter Olympics total and won winning 320 medal total (116 gold, 104 silver, and 100 bronze).

 

North Korea at Winter Olympics

North Korea appeared in Winter Olympics for the first time at 1964 contest held in Innsbruck, Austria. They appeared at 8 Winter Olympics total and won 65 medals total (16 gold, 17 silver, and 23 bronze).

 

2018 Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics 2018 – PyeongChang, South Korea

Korea Post, 2017/11/01

 

Maybe the most important news from the 2018 Winter Olympics is that South Korea and North Korea will appear under one flag, the flag of a unified Korea. OK, that will be only for the team in one sport, Ice hockey for women. Still, it’s a great gesture and one step forward to the establishment of better relations between the North and the South.

 

Winter Olympics 2018 – PyeongChang, South Korea

Korea Post, 2017/11/01

 

 

There is 1 day left before the games begin. Let’s hope for the great contest and many interesting matches. Citius, Altius, Fortius.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Laara WilliamSen · February 8, 2018 Reply

    So great to hear that South and North Korea are entering under one flag even if it is one entry! Yay! Thank you for your article. Sincerely, Laara WilliamSen

  2. Mbaker · February 14, 2018 Reply

    13:45 Curling Mixed Doubles: Switzerland through to final Back to the curling now after that excitement in the biathlon. And Switzerland have defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 7-5 to seal their place in the final which will take place tomorrow. They face Canada in the gold medal match, while OAR will battle Norway in the bronze-medal playoff.

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