9-25 February 2018
PyeongChang, South Korea
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games will kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, with an opening ceremony that’s sure to include Gangnam Style’s Psy, a mass taekwondo demonstration, and probably a little ski jumping on 9 February. This will be the seventh Winter Olympic Games Ukraine has competed in since gaining independence. Historically, Ukraine has been led primarily by its biathletes and figure skaters (five medals and two medals, respectively), and 2018 is shaping up to be much of the same. While it would be an accomplishment to beat its best mark of two Winter Olympic medals this year, the best chances lie with the women’s biathlon relay team that won gold four years ago in Sochi, and ice dancers Oleksandra Nazarova and Maksym Nikitin, the 2017 Universiade champions and 2012 Youth Olympic silver medallists. Stay tuned to What’s On for more Olympic coverage!