The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us! This year’s games take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9th – 25th. So get ready for weeks worth of incredible athletic feats, riveting rivalries, and eye-catching curling pants.
As with the past several Olympic Games, NBCUniversal will be the sole broadcaster responsible for bringing coverage to the United States. As such, you’ll find most of the action on their family of networks, which include: NBC, NBC Sports Network, USA Network, CNBC, and the new Olympic Channel.
The Olympics can also be streamed via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App, which is available for practically any and all devices you watch TV through. However, I’m fairly certain both require a cable login for authentication so if you’re a cord cutter, now may be a good time to ask your family or friends for some logins to borrow.
The Winter Olympics are pretty sweet, you’ve got your figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, and snowboarding, but also more obscure sports like curling, nordic combined, and biathlon.
If you want to better understand what you’re watching, visit Olympic.org and read up on all the current Winter Olympic sports. There you’ll find everything you could possibly want to know about each sport including the individual events, rules, history, news, photos, videos, notable athlete bios, and more.
For those of us not attending the actual Olympic Games, which I presume is just about everyone reading this blog, why not throw a viewing party? After all, watching sports is always better with good friends and good food. Some themed decorations can go a long way too if you’re looking to elevate the overall experience. Here’s a great article from Buzzfeed to get you started: How to Host an Amazing Olympics Party.