By: Callie Vincent
Are you cheering on America in the 2018 Winter Olympics? The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission to host the Olympic Games. Most Olympics games, especially the Winter Olympics, are selected on the strength of being a popular place for winter sports to occur at. The 2018 Olympics is taking place in PyeonChang, South Korea. The United States ranked #4 around the world with 9 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals. With a total of 23 medals, one can say that America’s athletes are representing the country exemplary!
Gold Medalist Snowboarding: Shaun White (Men’s Halfpipe), Chloe Kim (Women’s Halfpipe), Red Gerard (Men’s Slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Slopestyle).
Silver Medalist Snowboarding: Jamie Anderson (Women’s Bigair).
Bronze Medalist Snowboarding: Arielle Gold (Women’s Halfpipe).
Gold Medalist Freestyle Skiing: David Wise (Men’s Halfpipe).
Silver Medalist Freestyle Skiing: Alex Ferreira (Men’s Halfpipe), Nicholas Goepper (Men’s Slopestyle).
Bronze Medalist Freestyle Skiing: Brita Sigourney (Women’s Halfpipe).
Gold Medalist Alpine Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin (Women Giant Slalom).
Silver Medalist: Mikaela Shiffrin (Women Alpine Combined).
Bronze Medalist: Lindsey Vonn (Women Downhill).
Gold Medalist: United States (Women Team Sprint Freestyle).
Gold Medalist Curling: United States Men’s Team.
Gold Medalist Ice Hockey: United States Women’s Team.
Silver Medalist Bobsleigh: United States (Women 2-Man Competition).
Silver Medalist Luge: Chris Mazdzer (Men Single).
Silver Medalist Short Track: John-Henry Krueger (Men 1000m).
Bronze Medalist Figure Skating: Shibutani/Shibutani.
Bronze Medalist: United States (Women Team Pursuit 6 Laps).
The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place in the beautiful country of Beijing. Great job to the American athletes for representing our country to their fullest potential in South Korea. Until we meet again America!