The 2018 Winter Olympics Officially Begin

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Let the games begin. The 2018 Winter Olympics started with the lighting of the torch early this morning.

Figure skater Yuna Kim lit the torch to officially start the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The US team proudly represented their country in the opening ceremony walking out to the Korean hit “Gangnam Style.”

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The games began with the new mixed doubles curling, while the men’s normal-hill ski jumping was also taking place. Today events include men’s and women’s freestyle skiing and the start of the team figure skating competition. The first gold medal will be awarded tomorrow afternoon in the women’s cross-country skiathalon. Other events included in the games are: short-track speed skaters, speed skaters, ski jumpers, the ice luge, snowboard slopestyle, alpine skiing, and much more. A total of 102 gold medals will be awarded in 15 disciplines on snow and ice.  You can watch all of the action on NBC Sports, or watch live online.