Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

ZOI Pyeongchang 2018 logoThe XXIII. Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), from February 9th to February 25th 2018. The decision was brought at the International Olympic Committee’s 123rd session in Durban (Republic of South Africa) and besides Durban, and the other candidates that applied to host the Games were the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany).
South Korea's city of Pyeongchang is situated in the province of Gangwon, in the Taebaek Mountains, 180 km east of Seoul, the city-host of Olympics in 1988. During the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang that counts 43,703 inhabitants will host around 26 thousand people, of whom there will be around 6,000 athletes from 80 countries.
The program of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang comprises biathlon, bobsleigh, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding.
The Croatian Olympic Committee’s Office in charge for Olympic program foresees - based on the past experience and sports results – the performance of approximately 10 to 15 Croatian athletes in four to five sports. The project on preparations and performances of Croatian athletes at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 has been approved at the session of the Council, held in December 2014.

List of croatian athlets for Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 

 

Official website of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang, February 20, 2018 - After finishing the two-men bobsleigh competition contest, Croatian bobsleighers turned to their "original" version - the four-men bobsleigh. There was no classic downhill training (the track is being refurbished and arranged) but day-to-day gathering that was actually, this time, far from a common daily-based one.

PyeongChang, February 18, 2018 – The competitions in bobsleigh started at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChong as well and - for the first time in its sport history - Croatia had its representatives in Two-men bobsleigh. At the previous three Olympic Games, Croatia competed in four-men bobsleigh only.

PyeongChang, February 18, 2018 - Best Croatian skier Filip Zubčić took the 24th place at the Winter Olympics’ Giant Slalom race in PyeongChang. Zubčić was 23rd in the first run and in the second "lauf" (run) he did not manage to achieve any significant improvements in his placement.