The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea are officially underway, but skeleton athletes have a few more days of preparation before they begin their competitions.
Skeleton is split into two events — men’s and women’s — with the men’s skeleton runs taking place Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Thursday, Feb. 15 and the women taking center stage on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17.
All skeleton runs will be held at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang.
Every event throughout the PyeongChang Olympics will be aired on the NBC family of networks, with live coverage available online and on your mobile device through the NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra apps so you never miss a second of the action.
This year, the skeleton will be a historic event for seven nations that are making their Winter Olympic debuts. Those countries are: Belgium, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nigeria and Ukraine.
A total of 50 athletes from 21 nationa will be participating. Canada and Germany will field the most representatives with six, while the United States and Great Britain feature four athletes a piece. Belgium, China, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine have one athlete each.
Other participating nations are Australia, Austria, Japan, Latvia, Olympic Athletes from Russia, Romania and South Korea.
The full Olympic bobsled schedule can be seen below, with all times Eastern and medal events in bold:
|Wednesday, Feb. 14||Men’s skeleton runs 1-2||8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday, Feb. 15||Men’s skeleton runs 3-4||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Feb. 16||Women’s skeleton runs 1-2||6:20 a.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 17||Women’s skeleton runs 3-4||6:20 a.m.|
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea take place from Feb. 9 – Feb. 25.