Athletes from 95 countries have already applied for participation in the winter Games
Games will start on 9 February. AFP photo
Olympic games in Pyeongchang will be the largest in the history of the winter Olympics, breaking the record of Sochi-2014 in the number of participating athletes. According to the organizing Committee of the Olympics-2018, around 3,000 athletes from 95 countries have already applied for participation in the Olympic games. Registration of participants is open until 18:00 on 29 January in South Korean time.
“The exact number of countries and athletes will be determined on Monday, but we will be the largest winter Olympic games”, – said in the organizing Committee.
During the Olympics-2014 in Sochi was a record winter Olympics in number of participants – 2800 athletes from 88 countries of the world.
In Pyeongchang, for the first time will be included in the program of Olympic games competitions in snowboard in categories: big air, mass start speed skating, team competitions in Alpine skiing and a double-mixed doubles Curling. In just two weeks of Games will be played on 102 medals, which is also a record.