PyeongChang 2018 competition schedule published

20 September 2017 13:55
Cross-Country will host the first and last medal events of the Games
Cross-Country will host the first and last medal events of the Games -
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With less than 150 days to go until the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the competition schedule was unveiled last week.

50 FIS medal events will be on offer in the six FIS disciplines, including thirteen for Cross-Country, eleven in Alpine, ten in Freestyle Skiing, nine in Snowboard, four in Ski Jumping and three in Nordic Combined.

There will be six new medal events at PyeongChang 2018 across all sports: Snowboard big air (M/W), the Alpine team event, Speed Skating mass start (M/W) and Curling mixed doubles. This makes the total gold medal events 102 – making it the largest number of medals up for grabs ever at an Olympic Winter Games.

Out of all disciplines, Cross-Country Skiing will host the first and last medal events of the Games on 10th and 25th February respectively.

The Ski Jumping, Moguls and Aerials events will be held in the evening under the lights while the other FIS disciplines will be held in the daytime.

The process of compiling the schedule for all seven sports and 15 disciplines began in 2013 in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, all seven International Federations and Olympic Broadcasting Services.

"The countdown to the Olympic Winter Games continues, and now with the launch of the competition schedule, the excitement and anticipation for everyone involved is really building," said PyeongChang 2018 President Lee Hee-beom.

The full schedule is available here.