Pyeongchang Will Be the Biggest Winter Olympics Ever

  • By Jung Chul-hwan

    January 29, 2018 13:19

    The Pyeongchang games will be the biggest Winter Olympics in history.

    Organizers on Monday said that a total of 2,925 athletes from 92 countries will take part in the games from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25, the biggest number ever.

    The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics had 2,858 athletes from 88 nations.

    Flagpoles are installed at the Athletes' Village in Pyeongchang, Gangwong Province on Sunday. /Yonhap

    The U.S. has the largest team with 242 athletes, followed by Canada with 226.

    South Korea has 144 athletes competing in 15 disciplines, a national record, while North Korea will field 22 athletes, including 12 joining a unified women's ice hockey team.

    Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore are taking part for the first time.

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