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This is what you need to know about the Olympic Winter games 2018

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Sports enthusiasts looking all times yearns for and now the time has come. In the South Korean Pyeongchang will start the 23rd Olympic Winter games. But who should you watch and where you can see everything? We know it.

On NPO 1 does the NOS in Pyeongchang live directly report to the Olympic Winter games. Due to the time difference (South Korea is eight hours later) begins the broadcast all night and lasts until the end of the afternoon. It doesn’t stop there. In Pyeongchang today, there is at the beginning and end of day a summary of the main events and in the latenighttalkshow Studio sportwinter talk Henry Schut and Erben Wennemars after with their guests.

On Eurosport, everything is in the sign of the Olympic Games. In Home of the olympics is being switched between the different races. Neal Petersen presents and also for Nicolien Sauerbreij is a great role to play. Ice hockey and ski and snowboard cross are exclusive to the station to see.

Also listeners need not have to miss the Olympics. In Radiolympia on NPO Radio 1, Jeroen Stomphorst and Patrick Lodiers daily between 11 and 15 hours of report of the events in Pyeongchang.

Online and the NOS-app provide the latest news. Also included here is everything the broadcasting on television broadcasts to follow. With Eurosport having sports fans at all no second of the Play to be missed. Everything is (paid) to follow through

Team EN
The Dutch delegation in South Korea consists of 33 athletes: 20 langebaanschaatsers, 10 shorttrackers, 3 snowboarders and 1 skeletonster. Jorien ter Mors is doing to both the langebaanschaatsen as the shorttracken. Four years ago in Sochi, the Dutch team is still out of 41 athletes.

Dutch medaillekandidaten
Participating is fun, but for the bulk of the Dutch team going to the really olympic medals at their home race. Sven Kramer aast in Pyeongchang on three gold medals: at the 5 and 10 kilometres and the team pursuit. The stayer also comes out on the massastart. Koen Verweij and Kjeld Nuis should the podium be expected, and the 500-metermannen are all potential winners. For the women, Ireen Wüst, Jorien ter Mors, Antoinette de Jong and Irene Schouten of the main medaillekandidaten. The shorttrackmannen do to the prices on the redemption and individually Sjinkie Knegt maybe something nice in store.

The winter Olympics in figures
8 hours later it is in Pyeongchang
15 sports
102 medals
13 locations
17 competitiedagen
586 grams, the gold medal
6 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals to win the Dutch team, according to sportstatistiekenbureau Gracenote
24 medals, the harvest was at the Winter olympic games Sochi 2014

He the coming weeks, will frequently see are: mascot Soohorang. The white tiger stands in South Korea symbol for confidence, strength, and protection. The color white equates with snow and ice, and refers to the Winter games.

New disciplines
Four components make their olympic debut in Pyeongchang. When the skating is the massastart added. As a result, the 500 metres on one instead of two rides ridden. In snowboarding, the spectacular big air added and in curling, the mixed doubles were added. The downhill skiing for the first time an international contest.

The medals
The paste, which, during the Play that will be presented have a diameter of almost 10 centimeters and are 6,91 millimeters thick. They are not smooth, but have diagonal lines that, according to the designer, the olympic history and the determination of the athletes and reflect. The blue ribbon from which the medal hangs is made of Korean traditional fabric gapsa.

Athletes to keep an eye out
The eyes of the Dutch tv audiences are likely to be focused on the skaters. But there are more athletes to keep an eye out. So much is expected of the German biatlete Laura Dahlmeier, who at the last world championships five titles conquered. The American ski professionals Mikaela Shiffrin has a high chance of her olympic slalomtitel to continue and her compatriot Lindsey Vonn hopes to do the same on the descent. For a small Dutch success on the track can Marcel Hirscher sure. The Austrian father and Dutch mother hopes in Pyeongchang his first olympic paste(s) to address. And then there’s Shaun White. The freestylesnowboarder do it for the fourth time to the Olympic Games. In 2006 and 2010 he won gold. Four years ago in Sochi, he was disappointing in fourth. Will the American in Pyeongchang back on stage?

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