The Olympics

The Olympics only come around once every two years. They are generally seen as a very exciting time to sit down with your family and enjoy the competition.  “Moguls are my favorite winter Olympic event, and I love to watch it with my family and my dog,” said Sophomore Andrew McGurl.

InfoGraphic on Olympic Medal Count (Click to View)

This year the Winter Olympics were held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The United States won nine gold medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics. These gold medalists include Red Gerard, who, while only 17 years old, won gold in the snowboard slopestyle event and Jessie Diggins, who took home the gold in cross-country skiing. This was the first Olympic medal received by the United States in this event.

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Red Gerard after winning Olympic Gold in snowboard slopestyle event.

The US overall did very well in the 2018 Winter Olympics taking home 23 medals. Even though the US didn’t win the most medals, this Olympics was very fun to watch seeing all the different winter sports and the good competition.

The next Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020.