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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Websites.

The 23rd Winter Olympics are being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9th - 25th February, 2018. Here are some of the best websites to discover more about the games, PyeongChang, and the 15 sports involved. Australia will be sending our first Indigenous Winter Olympian, Harley Windsor.

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Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City 2002 - Snowboarding - Women's Parallel Giant Slalom .Italy's Lidia Trettel. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/158_2462752/1/158_2462752/cite

The game venues can be found around two locations: the Pyeongchang mountains and the Gangneung coastal area.

  • Pyeongchang mountain cluster: Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, Alpensia Biatholon Centre, Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, Alpensia Sliding Centre, Alpensia Cross-Country Sking Centre, Yongpyong Alpine Centre, Bokwang Snow Park, and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre
  • Gangneung coastal cluster: Gangneung Oval, Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung Ice Arena, and the Gangneung Curling Centre.

South Korea won it's bid for the games on it's third attempt.

LOCATION INFORMATION

Korea
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CIA World Factbook: South Korea.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ks.html

Britannica Library: KangwĹŹn.
http://library.eb.com.au/levels/teens/article/Kangw%C5%8Fn/44564

GENERAL WEBSITES

Official website of the 2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang Republic of Korea.
https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018

Official website of the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games to be held from the 9th-18th March, 2018.
https://www.paralympic.org/pyeongchang-2018

Official website of all past Olympic games and those yet to come.

https://www.olympic.org/olympic-games

Official website of the Olympic Organisation.
https://www.olympic.org/

Home of the 2018 Australian Olympic Team.
Australia is sending around 50 athletes to the Winter Olympics.
http://pyeongchang2018.olympics.com.au/team

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia: Sports, athletes, news sand links to social media.
http://www.owia.org/

PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games: Australian Paralympic Committee.
https://www.paralympic.org.au/event/pyeongchang-2018/

Melbourne's Olympic History 

http://education.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1245246/preparing-for-the-olympic-games-1956

History.com - Winter Olympics Technology.
http://www.history.com/topics/winter-olympics-technology


US Olympic Short Track Trials X. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/115_2772335/1/115_2772335/cite

15 Dec 2001: Apolo Anton Ohno wins a 1500 meter Final, beating the world record with an unofficial time of 2:13:728 and advances to the final 16 in qualifying for the US Olympic Team at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, in preparation for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

COVERAGE OF THE GAMES

Snowbest: This website has all about the Australian team, news and covers the Paralympics.
http://www.snowsbest.com/pyeongchang-2018/

Herald Sun: Winter Olympics.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/winter-olympics

Channel Seven: Winter Games.
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/winter-games/

ABC Radio

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/news/topics/Winter%20Olympics

 

International Coverage

Note: There are lots of great articles available on these sites however video streaming is restricted due to regional licencing agreements.

 BBC Winter Olympics coverage.
http://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics

PyeongChang 2018 NBC website.
https://www.nbc.com/olympics?nbc=1

 

 

 


Olympic Hockey. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/115_2821980/1/115_2821980/cite

Olympic Hockey. 8th February 1936: The British goal being attacked by Sweden during an ice hockey match at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics, Bavaria, Germany. The British team went on to win the gold medal. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

INFORMATION AND MORE FOR KIDS

Activity Village Winter Olympics for Kids: Includes colouring pages, puzzles, worksheets, crafts and recipes.
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/winter-olympics

Enchanted Leaning: Winter Olympic Games.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/index.shtml

Science and Engineering of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
http://www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games


Winter Olympics - 2010 Winter Olympic Games Vancouver - Day Eleven. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/158_2455658/1/158_2455658/cite

Great Britain's Sinead and John Kerr in action during their Free Dance in the Figure Skating Ice Dance during the 2010 Winter Olympics at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.

SPORTS

There are 15 sports in the Winter Olympics. Information on each sport can be found via the resources listed below.

ALPINE SKIING

Britannica Library: Alpine skiing

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/

BIATHLON

Britannica Library: Biathlon

International Biathlon Union
http://www.biathlonworld.com/

BOBSLEIGH

Britannica Library: Bobsledding

Official website of the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation: Latest results, news, videos, athletes, and slideshows.
http://www.fibt.com/

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Britannica Library: Cross-country skiing

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/cross-country/

CURLING

Britannica Library: Curling

World Curling Federation.
http://www.worldcurling.org/

FIGURE SKATING

Britannica Library: Figure skating

International Skating Union: Covers figure skating, synchronised skating, speed skating, and short track.
https://www.isu.org/

FREESTYLE SKIING

Britannica Library: Freestyle skiing

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/freestyle-skiing/

ICE HOCKEY

Britannica Library: Ice hockey

International Ice Hockey Federation.
http://www.iihf.com/

LUGE

Britannica Library: Lugeing

International Luge Federation.
http://www.fil-luge.org/en/home

NORDIC COMBINED

Britannica Library: Nordic skiing

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/nordic-combined/

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING

Britannica Library: Short track speed skating

International Skating Union: Covers figure skating, synchronised skating, speed skating, and short track.
https://www.isu.org/

SKELETON

Britannica Library: Skeleton sledding

SKI JUMPING

Britannica Library: Ski jumping

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/

SNOWBOARD

Britannica Library: Snowboarding

International Ski Federation: Covers the sports of alpine sking, cross-country, freestyle sking, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding.
http://www.fis-ski.com/snowboard/

SPEED SKATING

Britannica Library: Speed skating

International Skating Union: Covers figure skating, synchronised skating, speed skating, and short track.
https://www.isu.org/


1952 Winter Olympics. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/115_3827141/1/115_3827141/cite

1952 Winter Olympics, The venue for the ski-jumping event at the Winter Olympics, the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway, 25th February 1952. (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)