2018 Winter Olympics


Thea Bishop

The 2018 Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang, South Korea began February 9th, 2018. The Winter Olympics ended yesterday, February 25. While the time was short, many great things happened for the U.S. and for other countries.

Sports that were featured in the 2018 Winter Olympics include Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, and Speed Skating. Team USA received nine gold medals, eight silver medals and eight bronze medals, making a total of twenty five medals.

Team USA did not do as well as Norway though. Norway earned 39 medals including 14 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Norway and Germany tied for the country earning the most gold meals with 14 each. Team USA earned fourth in most medals behind Norway, Germany, and Canada.

Some highlights from Team USA Winter Olympics 2018 include Jessie Diggins winning gold in cross country skiing, making her the first American woman to win gold in cross country skiing. Seventeen year old Red Gerard won first in gold in snowboarding, but you probably heard about him first as the teen olympian who overslept and cussed on TV after winning gold.

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics was very eventful and a great experience for many olympians. Many great sports were included in this olympics, but I would have to say snowboarding was my favorite. The Winter Olympics felt brief, but before we know it we will be watching it again in 2022 in Beijing.