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Winter Olympics 2018

Follow the Latin athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang, South Korea from February 9 – 25, 2018.


Olympic Torch Relay

The traditional relay carrying a lit Olympic torch from Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, to the current site of the games PyeongChang, South Korea will take 101 days. The relay started on October 24, 2017.

The relay entered Korea on November 1, 2017. 7,500 torch bearers are carrying the torch throughout Korea.

The torch is being transported by a variety of means including:

  • Turtle Ship ~ a reproduction of a historic Korean warship of the type used between the 15th and 19th centuries.
  • Sailboat
  • Marine Cable Car
  • Zip-Wire
  • Steam Train
  • Marine Rail Bike
  • Yacht
  • Robot

What will they think of next?


Winter Olympics Sports

 

Alpine Skiing

This is downhill skiing. Alpine Skiing events include the Slalom and the Giant Slalom.

Latin countries competing in Alpine Skiing

  • Argentina

Biathlon

Bobsleigh

Cross-country skiing

  • Argentina

Curling

Figure Skating

Freestyle Skiing

Ice Hockey

Luge

  • Argentina

Nordic Combined

Short Track Speed Skating

Skeleton

Ski Jumping

Snowboarding

  • Argentina

Speed Skating


Latin Countries Competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • United States

Venezuela and Peru are not competing this year.


Argentina Winter Olympics 2018

Argentina is competing in:

Alpine Skiing

Sebastiano Gastaldi competes in the men’s events.

Nicol Gastaldi competes in the women’s events.

Cross-country Skiing

Matias Zuloaga competes in the men’s event.

Maria Cecilia Dominguez competes in the women’s event.

Snowboarding

Steven Williams competes in the men’s snowboard cross.

Luge

Veronica Maria Ravenna competes in the women’s singles.


Bolivia Winter Olympics

 

Ecuador Makes its Winter Olympics Debut

Klaus Jungbluth Rodriguez is competing in Men’s 15 km freestyle cross country sking. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

From his name, we’ll guess that Klaus has a German father and an Ecuadorian mother. Fantastic!

Jungbluth will carry the Ecuadorian flag in the opening ceremony.

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