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PYEONGCHANG 2018 DAY BY DAY
A RECORD TOTAL OF 102 GOLD MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED IN 15 DISCIPLINES ON SNOW AND ICE AT PYEONGCHANG 2018. HERE IS OUR DAY-BY-DAY PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO.
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY
Week two kicks off with three more Olympic titles decided, in the two-man bobsleigh, the team ski jumping and the men’s 500m speed skating. All three events will be decided in the evening, but there will be no shortage of action throughout the day as the men’s and women’s curling tournaments gather pace, and the ice dancing competition gets underway, with the qualifiers for the freestyle skiing halfpipe and the women’s snowboarding big air, not to mention the semi-finals of the women’s ice hockey, also taking place.
What do the medals look like?
Created by designer Lee Suk-woo, the medals for these Games feature dynamic diagonal lines and three-dimensional consonants from the Korean alphabet that stretch across the face, according to the official website.
They've been crafted with a texture to resemble tree trunks, symbolizing "the work that has gone into developing Korean culture and the Games themselves," the website said.
Between the bronze, silver and gold medals. the gold weighs the most -- at 586 grams. Overall, 259 sets of medals have been cast for these Games.
Former Olympic figure skater Yuna Kim introduces Winter Olympics mascot Soohorang the white tiger.
What is the mascot?
The 2018 mascot is a white tiger named Soohorang. The tiger is "closely associated with Korean mythology and culture" and is a "familiar figure in Korean folk tales as a symbol of trust, strength and protection," according to the Games website.