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 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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