PeyongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018

Olympic games with peace on the agenda

The Winter Games in South Korea took place in the counties  Pyeongchang (cross country, biathlon, ski jump, bob sled, tobogganing, freestyle, slalom and the ceremonies  ), Jeongseon (downhill and super-G) and Gangneung (all ice skating exercises).

After months of hateful war of words and threats of nuclear annihilation, the Olympics were used to symbolize peace and reconciliation. The Olympics became a golden opportunity to resume dialogue between north and south. At the opening, North and South Korea marched in under the same flag and the countries fielded joint women's ice hockey teams.

There was also drama when the Russian team was banned from the Olympics by the IOC following allegations of a state-sponsored doping programme. Athletes who could prove their innocence were, however, allowed to participate under a neutral flag and the country code OAR - Olympic Athlete from Russia. The IOC wants to stimulate women's participation and involvement in sport. Several exercises have therefore been introduced with teams made up of both sexes and exercises with a mass start where the sum of the three best from each country results. Norway was the best nation during the Games, and was able to take home 39 medals: 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. Marit Bjørgen now sits atop the medal table, as the Winter Olympics' most winning athlete with a total of 15 medals in 5 Games.


  • Number of participating nations 92
  • New nations: Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Kosovo, Cyprus, Madagascar, Malta, Peurto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Togo, Tonga and East Timor
  • Exercises/sports: 102
  • New exercises: Snowboard Big Air, Curling mix pair, Alpine team competition, Skating joint start
  • Norwegian medals: 38 (14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze)
  • Norwegian participants: 109

Norwegian medals


  • Alpint, downhill: Aksel Lund Svindal
  • Freestyle, slopestyle: Øystein Bråten
  • Jump, normal hill: Maren Lundby
  • Jump, team competition: Daniel-André Tande, Andreas Stjernen, Johann André Forfang, Robert Johansson
  • Cross country, 30 km pursuit: Simen Hegstad Krüger
  • Cross country, 30 km classic: Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country, sprint: Johannes Høstflot Klæbo
  • Cross country, 10 km frreestyle: Ranghild Haga
  • Cross country, 4x10 km relay: Didrik Tønseth, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Simen Hegstad Krüger, Johannes Høstflot Klæbo
  • Cross country, 4x5 km relay: Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Ragnhild Haga, Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country, team sprint: Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Høstflot Klæbo
  • Biathlon, normal distance: Johannes Thingnes Bø
  • Skating 500 m: Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen
  • Skating, Team Tempo: Sindre Henriksen, Håvard Bøkko, Simen Spieler Nilsen, Sverre Lunde Pedersen



  • Alpint, gian slalom: Ragnhild Mowinkel
  • Alpint, gian slalom: Henrik Kristoffersen
  • Alpint, downhill: Ragnhild Mowinkel
  • Alpint, downhill: Kjetil Jansrud
  • Combined, team competition: Jørgen Graabak, Jarl Magnus Riiber, Espen Andersen, Jan Schmid
  • Cross country, 15 km fristil: Simen Hegstad Krüger
  • Cross country, 15 km jaktstart: Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country, 30 km jaktstart: Martin Johnsrud Sundby
  • Cross country, sprint: Maiken Caspersen Falla
  • Jump, normal hill: Johann André Forfang
  • Biathlon, sprint: Marte Olsbu
  • Biathlon, Mixed relay: Marte Olsbu, Tiril Eckhoff, Johannes Thingnes Bø, Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Biathlon, 4x7,5 km relay: Lars Helge Birkeland, Tarjei Bø, Johannes Thines Bø, Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Skating, 1000 m: Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen



  • Alpint, team competition: Sebastian Foss-Solevåg, Nina Haver-Løseth, Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen, Kristin Lysdahl, Jonathan Nordbotten og Maren Skjøld
  • Alpint, super-G: Kjetil Jansrud
  • Curling, mixed pair : Magnus Nedregotten og Kristin Skaslien
  • Jump, big hill: Robert Johansson
  • Jump, normal hill: Robert Johansson
  • Cross country, 30 km pursuit: Han Christer Holund
  • Cross country, 10 km freestyle: Marit Bjørgen
  • Cross country, team sprint: Maiken Caspersen Falla og Marit Bjørgen
  • Biathlon, joint start: Tiril Eckhoff
  • Biathlon, joint start: Emil Hegle Svendsen
  • Skating, 5000 m: Sverre Lunde Pedersen


The official poster program consisted of eight posters, here at two of them, designed by Korean artists.

Plakat med grafisk illustrasjon i blått og hvitt av snøkrystaller etc.


Plakat med grafisk illustrasjon i svart, hvitt, blått og grått.