Countdown to PyeongChang: The Winter Olympics start in six months from today

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COLUMBUS (WCMH/NBC News) — The countdown is officially on. In just six months from today, athletes from all around the world will descend on PyeongChang in pursuit of Olympic gold.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature 15 winter sports in the mountains of South Korea. Those sports include Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobseld, Cross-country, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track, Skeleton, Sky jumping, Snowboard, and speed skating.

More than 95 nations are expected to compete in nearly 12 venues. Some athletes will be returning stars, others will be looking to make their Olympic mark for the first time.

Competition will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 8, a day before the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, and run through Sunday, Feb. 25, the day of the Closing Ceremony.

The Games will be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and across the networks of NBC Universal, online at, or on your smartphone with the NBC Sports App. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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