PYEONGCHANG 2018 FACTS AND FIGURES 25 FEBRUARY 2018

THE GAMES
The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 set records in terms of participation with more
National Olympic Committees (NOCs) taking part and more females competing than ever before:
• Record participation of 91 NOCs and the Olympic Athlete from Russia delegation
• 6 NOCs competed for the first time: Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore
• 2,930 athletes were entered into in the Games
• 102 events were contested, including 6 new ones
• The 1,000th Olympic Winter Games gold medal event was held, with men’s figure skater Yuzuru
Hanyu winning (Olympic Solidarity scholarship holder in Sochi)
• A record number of female athletes, making up approximately 42% of competitors
• First ever unified Korean women’s ice hockey team
ATHLETES
Athletes took centre stage to perform awe-inspiring acts of athleticism that left the world inspired.
Here are just a few of the many historic accomplishments in PyeongChang:
• A world record score was posted by Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot in the pairs
figure skating free skate
• Chloe Kim (USA) became the youngest female snowboarder gold medallist in Olympic history
• Marit Bjørgen (Norway) became the most decorated female winter Olympian in history
• Sung-bin Yun became the Republic of Korea’s first Olympic medallist in a sliding sport, winning
the men’s Olympic skeleton by 1.63 secs
• John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes of Canada won the first ever mixed doubles curling Olympic gold medal
• 227 Youth Olympic Games graduates competed in PyeongChang across 51 NOCs
• 26 medals won by 20 different YOG athletes including 7 gold, 9 silver and 10 bronze
• 271 individuals supported by Olympic Solidarity scholarships competed in PyeongChang from 60 NOCs
• 13 teams supported by Olympic Solidarity scholarships from 10 NOCs
• 12 medals (6 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze) and 41 diplomas won by Olympic scholarship recipients




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