The Olympics are upon us, with the spotlight on all things Korean while the Games take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The opening ceremony has cemented the event into memory, and North Jersey's Korean population has been riding the high of South Korea hosting the Olympics for weeks.The flush of pride among Koreans is most concentrated in Bergen County, where half the population is a part of the ethnic group. As a result, places like Palisades Park— "Little Korea" — and the surrounding towns are alive with the flavors and culture of the country. It's the perfect time to delve into Korean culture.A great way to experience a culture is through its food, and Korea is no exception. If you haven't tried Korean barbeque — which lets diners cook their own meat on tabletop grills— and its many side dishes called "banchan" quite yet, there are several places in Bergen County to take part in this delicious experience.You can polish it off with a bit of soju … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018: Get in the spirit with North Jersey’s Olympians, Korean culture
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The 2018 Winter Olympics events have already kicked off, but the official Opening Ceremony is just about to begin. The starting celebration takes place at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, the 35,000-seat temporary, open-air venue in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the Olympics are set this year. With the fun about to begin, here’s everything you need to know in order to enjoy the Opening Ceremony. When And Where Can You Watch? Catch the official Olympics opening celebration tonight (Feb. 9) at 8 p.m. EST on NBC and on the NBC app. This version is taped, as the actual ceremony occurs at 8 p.m. Friday local time in Pyeongchang, which is Friday at 6 a.m. EST. Those who want to watch the broadcast live can see it on the NBC Sports app and on NBCOlympics.com at that time. The 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony take place on Friday. Pictured: The Olympic rings are seen at the Alpesia Cross Country Centre during previews ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 4, … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Who’s Performing, How To Watch Online
Want this in your inbox tomorrow? Sign up for our daily newsletter during the Games. Members of the South Korean air force’s Black Eagles aerobatic team performed above the ski jumping venue Jan. 10. (Yonhap/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) After years of preparation and billions of dollars in investment, the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are finally here. Mixed doubles curling matches and ski jumping qualifying are already in the books. Figure skating starts tonight (8 Eastern time). The Opening Ceremonies — which are relatively short so that no one freezes — are Friday morning (6 Eastern). Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host with Bob Costas’s replacement, Mike Tirico. These are the 23rd Olympic Winter Games. The first were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The most recent were four years ago in Sochi, Russia. This year, the host is PyeongChang, South Korea. It’s the second time South Korea has held an Olympics. … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018: The PyeongChang Games have finally arrived
With the 23rd Winter Olympics underway, North Korea has sent 22 athletes to Pyeongchang, South Korea, to represent the country led by authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un. The move is a feat in diplomacy between the two countries who are still technically at war, especially after a year of repeated missile tests and a war of words between President Donald Trump and North Korea. But how does North Korea, an impoverished and isolated nation straddled with stiff international economic sanctions, make Olympic-level athletes? North Korea's history in the competition dates back to its debut at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. While the nation has missed several Winter Games since then, North Korea has participated in every Summer Olympics since 1972, except for the 1984 Games in Los Angeles and the 1988 Games in Seoul which it boycotted. The isolated country also has a tenuous history with Olympic games hosted in South Korea. North Korea was upset when Seoul was awarded the … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018: How Does North Korea Make Its Athletes?
The Olympic Games are a long and historic tradition that date back to ancient Greece. The games have become a joyful event where people from all over the world come together to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games. The games occur on a four-year schedule, with the winter and summer competitions occurring two years apart. The games started with a limited assortment of sports but have evolved to include more over the last 3,000 or so years since the first games were held, according to the International Olympic Committee. The first ever games included events in running, wrestling, boxing, equestrian competition, pankration and a pentathlon. The games have evolved quite a bit since they were first played in ancient Greece. Here are nine facts about the Olympics past and present: The first ever Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 in France. At first, the competition was called the “International Winter Sports Week,” and was only later declared the first Winter … [Read more...] about Winter Olympics 2018: Pierre De Coubertin And Other Notable Facts About Games