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Bundle up and tune in: Get inspired for the Winter Olympics with YouTube

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will bring together athletes from all corners to compete in 102 events across 15 sports.

Starting February 8, if you miss a competition, you can watch select Olympic Winter Games video highlights from official Olympic broadcasters on YouTube in more than 80 countries around the world including from NBCUniversal (USA), BBC (UK), NHK (Japan), France TV (France), and Eurosport (Rest of Europe). In the U.S., YouTube TV will also show NBCUniversal’s live coverage of the Olympic Winter Games, and in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal, the Winter Games will be for the first time live and free on the Olympic Channel on YouTube.

YouTube holds a treasure trove of content to get you excited for the 2018 games. Learn about the games, go behind the scenes, brush up on your figure skating facts, and get up to speed on the stories to watch.

In fact, in 2017, people tuned in to watch many sports on YouTube, with ice hockey receiving the most views among all Winter Olympics sports, followed by figure skating. In the battle of skiing vs. snowboarding, skiing takes the bronze, overtaking snowboarding for the #3 spot.

While some sports are globally popular, there are some interesting cultural differences when examining each country’s top sport compared to the global average. In host country South Korea, speed skating is 10x more popular than in the rest of the world, while in Norway – which leads the all-time medal table – skiing is king. And does latitude make a difference? Southern Hemisphere countries tend to prefer bobsleigh, luge and curling, while countries up north like Canada and Russia love hockey.

And to get in the spirit, do as the locals and shout “Fighting (화이팅)!” for your home team. … 

Tomos Grace, Head of Sports for YouTube EMEA, recently watched Wales in the Six Nations.

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Snapchat and NBC are going all-in on the Winter Olympics

Snapchat is teaming up with NBC to put the 2018 Winter Olympics in your pocket. Starting February 10th you'll be able to watch the Games live in the Discover tab. More than that, it sounds like there will be daily highlights as well. "Snapchatters ca…
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Samsung has produced a stunning Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8 for the Winter Olympics that you can’t buy

With the Winter Olympics set to run from February 9-25 in South Korea, Samsung has produced a stunning limited edition of its Galaxy Note 8 to celebrate the occasion. The special edition is appropriately called the ‘PyeongChang Winter Olympics Limited Edition’. Unfortunately, unless you are a participant or organizer of the Winter Olympics, there’s pretty much […]

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Cybathlon, the world’s first ‘bionic Olympics, merges tech, disabled athletes

Are you ready for next week’s Cybathlon, the world’s first ever international sporting competition in which disabled athletes compete using bionic assistive technology? It sounds seriously awesome.

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