In 2014 We Only Got 21 Gold Medals,In 2018 Let's Double That!!


The 2018 Winter Olympics will feature 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events. Four new disciplines in existing sports were introduced to the Winter Olympic programme in Pyeongchang, including big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating, and mixed team alpine skiing.[24]  For the first time since 1998, the National Hockey League will not provide accommodations (including a break in the season for all teams during the Olympics) to allow its players to participate in the men's ice hockey tournament. The NHL's decision stemmed from their demands that the IOC cover the cost of insuring the NHL players who participate in the Games. Although it did pay to insure NHL players in Sochi, the IOC was unwilling to do so for Pyeongchang, and was concerned that the NHL's demand could set a precedent for other professional sports bodies to follow. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman added that a factor in the decision was that the IOC did not allow the NHL to promote the involvement of its players in the Olympics.[25][26][27] The NHL secured the cooperation of the International Ice Hockey Federation and the IOC, who agreed to establish a blacklist forbidding national teams from nominating or accepting players under NHL contract to their Olympic rosters.[28][29]  Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sports discipline.   Alpine skiing (11) (details)  Biathlon (11) (details)  Bobsleigh (3) (details)  Cross-country skiing (12) (details)  Curling (3) (details)  Figure skating (5) (details)  Freestyle skiing (10) (details)  Ice hockey (2) (details)  Luge (4) (details)  Nordic combined (3) (details)  Short track speed skating (8) (details)  Skeleton (2) (details)  Ski jumping (4) (details)  Snowboarding (10) (details)  Speed skating (14) (details)

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