Is anyone else unreasonably excited about the Olympics but also feel completely unprepared?? The opening ceremony is mere hours away (5am central) and I am still figuring out how to pronounce Pyeongchang… There is no specific sport that I look forward to; winter sports are so foreign to me that I enjoy watching most of them! In an attempt to educate myself on the schedule and get pumped up (Team USA!), I collected the following articles and resources for reference:
- First and foremost, if you want to watch the opening ceremony, here is everything you need to know. And this is what Team USA will be wearing.
- Also, the official Olympics website is a legit source of information… if you’re into the most primary of sources. (Any history majors out there?)
- I also find this competition schedule on the Pyeongchang Olympics website to be an easy go-to, since we will miss nearly every live event and might just want a day recap on medals!
- Feel like you are completely unfamiliar with anyone on Team USA aside from Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn? Here is the full list of Team USA athletes competing this year.
- Best all-in-one resource: TIME’s article on the what, when, and where of the Olympics.
- Check out the buildings of the winter Olympics or watch the video. A total of 12 venues will stage the events, with six existing facilities being refurbished and six being constructed from scratch. This is an older article but pretty amazing!
- Do you know the speediest winter Olympic sport? Hint: it involves a single athlete.
- Want to feel like part of the team? You can purchase the winter boots worn by the USA Ski Team.
- And in case you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the 21 best (or most ridiculous) team uniforms ever.
Now you tell me:
- Are you looking forward to the Winter Olympics?
- What is your favorite winter sport?