We take a look back at Sochi 2014 and look to 2018

Looking back to Sochi 2014 and it was certainly a huge milestone for British snow sport. I’m sure we all caught some of it, no matter what you’re into, you can’t deny it was nail biting stuff! With the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang over 3 years away, we thought you guys deserved a treat of the best of what Britain achieved this year, and a glimmer of things to come in 2018. http://youtu.be/_Ka5nMNUSGA

15 winter sport disciplines, organized as 7 Olympic sports, are scheduled in the 2018 Winter Olympics program. The 3 skating sports are figure skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. The 6 skiing sports are alpine, cross-country skiing, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding. The 2 bobsleigh sports are bobsleigh and skeleton. The other 4 sports are biathlon, curling, ice hockey, and luge.

The cost of the 2018 Games are not expected to come close to the Olympics in Sochi. Over $50 billion was reportedly spent by Russia for the two and a half week event. The large price tag was due to the fact that most of the buildings did not exist before the country won the bid for the 2014 Olympics. Pyeongchang won’t encounter that problem, considering much of the infrastructure is already in place. The estimated cost for the infrastructure of the next Winter Olympics is $7 billion.

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