When did the Winter Olympics 2018 start? TV channel and live stream for PyeongChang Games

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THE Winter Olympics has finally commenced.

Great Britain picked up four medals last time out at Sochi 2014 in Russia.

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Lizzy Yarnold won the women’s skeleton event which was Team GB’s only gold medal at the games and is back to defend her crown. Sochi 2014 was Team GB’s joint-best medal haul at the Winter Olympics.

Where are the games?

The games will be held in Pyeongchang in South Korea.

There has never been an Olympics in this region but South Korea have hosted the Summer Olympics 1988 in Seoul.

Pyeongcheng is located in the mountains of South Korea in the province of Gangwon and is a popular destination for hiking and skiing.

Pyeongcheng is nine hours ahead of GMT.

When did the Games start?

The games officially started on Thursday, 8 February.

The Opening Ceremony took place at 11am GMT on Friday, 9 February.

The Olympics officially ends on 25 February.

What TV channel is it on and will it be live streamed?

Coverage of the games will be televised on BBC Sport and Eurosport.

In total, Eurosport will be broadcasting 794 hours of coverage and be show every moment of every live sporting event on Eurosport Player (Eurosport’s OTT service) with up to 16 concurrent streams for fans to choose from.

Eurosport 1 will be a wall-to-wall 24/7 Olympic coverage, with the live coverage starting around midnight and finishing at around 15:00 (GMT). Individual highlights will then play out between 3-7pm.

PyeongChang Today is Eurosport’s flagship highlights show presented by Jonathan Edwards broadcast daily on Eurosport 1 at 7.00-8.30pm and will be followed by further highlights until the live coverage re-starts.

Lizzy Yarnold won a gold medal for Great Britain in skeleton at Sochi 2014

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Lizzy Yarnold won a gold medal for Great Britain in skeleton at Sochi 2014

Who will be competing for Great Britain?

Great Britain will be sending a record 59 athletes to the Winter Games.

They include Yarnold bidding for history as she aims to become the first British athlete to win back-to-back Winter Olympic golds, plus world champion short track speed skater Elise Christie.

UK Sport has set a target of five medals in South Korea.

Don’t miss a moment of the Olympic Winter Games on Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Go to www.Eurosport.co.uk

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