Olympics Obsessed – PyeongChang 2018

These are the PyeongChang 2018 events you don’t want to miss.

Raise your hand(s) if you’ve been watching PyeongChang 2018 all day every day!

Olympics Obsessed - PyeongChang 2018

I love watching the Olympics, but I have a special interest in the winter Olympics because I used to competitively figure skate. As I wrote this post, Canada was positioning themselves for a gold in the team figure skating event. (Update: Canada won gold!!!)

So far, I have loved seeing the women’s moguls, men’s and women’s slopestyle, luge, and of course, the figure skating team event!

How to watch (Canada)

If you are Canadian and lack cable, CBC is live streaming all the events here, and you can download the CBC Olympics app to watch on mobile. I’m also Tweeting a lot if you want to join the conversation, lol.

Beyond what has already aired, here are the events I have my eyes on:

  • The regular figure skating events (men’s, women’s, pairs, ice dance) – Bittersweet to watch as Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, and Patrick Chan are retiring after this season.
  • Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross – I find this event so fascinating! Not only do they have to make it to the end of the route, they have to strategize when to pass the other competitors, and when to sit back and wait.
  • Big Air – Who doesn’t love watching the snowboarders do the big tricks?
  • Super-G – It’s incredible to see the amount of agility and control the skiers have.
  • Aerials – For real: how do they do so many flips in the air???
  • Speedskating Team Pursuit – I love seeing the competitors strategize and work as a team.
  • Hockey – It will be interesting to see how our men’s team does without current NHL-ers. Our women’s team seems super strong!

Not to say that I won’t watch the other events (I’ll be trying to watch everything I can cram into my day), but these are the events I am looking forward to the most.

Which PyeongChang 2018 events are on your must-watch list?

As a side note, what were your thoughts on the opening ceremonies? The highlight for me was 👑Queen Yuna (South Korean figure skating champion, Yuna Kim).

 

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