The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will start 6 months from today

We're just six months away from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang!

Athletes from more than 95 nations are expected to descend on the South Korea city in their quest for Olympic gold.

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Competition will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 8, a day before the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, and run through Sunday, Feb. 25, the day of the Closing Ceremony.

Medals will be awarded in 102 events across 15 winter sports, including alpine skiing, biathlon, bobseld, cross-country, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, hockey, luge, nordic combined, short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboard, and speed skating.

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The United States is expected to once again be highly competitive in many events. In the last winter Olympic games in Sochi, the U.S. took home 28 total medals, including nine gold. They were second behind Russia in the final medal count. The Russians won 33 medals, 13 of them gold. 

The Games will be broadcast on 12 News, NBCSN and across the networks of NBC Universal, online at NBCOlympics.com, or on your smartphone with the NBC Sports App.

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