Curling to feature daily at PyeongChang 2018

  • The Gangneung Curling Centre will host the curling tournaments at the Games Photo: © WCF / Richard Gray

The competition schedule for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games was launched on Thursday (14 September), verifying that curling will feature every single day of the Games - giving the sport unprecedented exposure.

Mixed doubles - which makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang - runs from 8 to 13 February, with the finals taking place on Tuesday 13 February. The bronze medal game will be at 09:05 and the gold medal game will take place at 20:05 that day.

The women's and men's events follow from 14 to 25 February. For the first time, the women's final, will take place on the very last day of the Games (Sunday 25 February), at 09:05. Meanwhile, the men's final will take place on Saturday 24 February at 15:35. The women's bronze medal game will also be held on 24 February at 20:05, with the men's bronze game at 15:35 on Friday 23 February. All times are Korean Standard Time.

Hee-Beom Lee, President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games said: “The countdown to the Olympic Winter Games continues, and now with the launch of the competition schedule, the excitement and anticipation for everyone involved is really building.

“Spectators can now see which sports will take place on which day, and the specific timing of the session. This will help in the planning of their Olympic journey and give them the opportunity to buy tickets for a range of sports in one day to make the most of their visit to PyeongChang 2018.”

There are six new medal events for the Olympic Winter Games – snowboard big air (women and men), speed skating mass start (women and men), Mixed Doubles Curling and the alpine team event. This takes the total of gold medal events to 102 – making it the largest number of events ever contested at an Olympic Winter Games to date.

The process of compiling the schedule for all seven sports and 15 disciplines began back in 2013 in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee, all seven International Federations and the Olympic Broadcasting Services.

To accommodate the packed and exhilarating schedule on both snow and ice, the competitions for Mixed Doubles Curling and ski jumping will begin on Thursday 8 February – one day before the opening ceremony. Figure skating, curling, and freestyle skiing will take place on the day of the opening (Saturday 9 February), which will make for a great day out for those looking to see some sporting action before heading to the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the official opening.

The curling will take place on the last day of competition, along with ice hockey men’s final and cross-country skiing to serve as the perfect finale to the Games.

Competition event ticket holders will have access to the free Games public transport system and also get free access to the Olympic Park and Olympic Plaza where they can spend a full day out to experience a wide range of cultural activities, try new sports, see the Olympic Flame burning in the cauldron, watch live coverage of the Games and concerts at the live sites, plus much more!

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Sports fans can find ticketing information and the full competition schedule at:

http://tickets.pyeongchang2018.com/
www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/schedule

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