Norway’s Øystein Bråten is the 2018 Olympic slopestyle champ

Norway’s Øystein Bråten is the 2018 Olympic slopestyle champ

Following an exciting women’s slopestyle contest on Saturday, today, Sunday, February 18, the men took to the course full of gargantuan jumps and jibs and put on a show that had skiing fans reeling; the competition was hailed as one of the “heaviest of all time,” and it was Norway’s Øystein Bråten (22) who emerged victorious after the proverbial slug fest. The United States’ Nick Goepper finished in silver medal position—becoming the first-ever skier to win two Olympic medals in ski slopestyle, following a bronze-medal showing in Sochi—and Canada’s Alex Beaulieu-Marchand placed third.

2018 Olympic Winter Games, ski slopestyle results:

1. Øystein Bråten ???????? — 95.00
2. Nick Goepper ???????? — 93.60
3. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand ???????? — 92.40
4. James Woods ???????? — 91.00
5. Teal Harle ???????? — 90.00
6. Evan McEachran ???????? — 89.40
7. Andri Ragettli ???????? — 85.80
8. Ferdinand Dahl ???????? — 76.40
9. Elias Ambühl ???????? — 73.20
10. Jonas Hunziker ???????? — 66.20
11. Oscar Wester ???????? — 62.00
12. Gus Kenworthy ???????? — 35.00

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2018 Olympic Winter Games fun facts

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from February 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. This marks the first time the Olympics have been staged in Korea since the Summer Games were hosted in Seoul, in 1988. Japan is the only other Asian country to have hosted the Olympic Winter Games in both 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano).

More than 2,800 athletes from 95 nations are expected to participate in 7 sports, and 15 sport disciplines, between 102 medal events—the most ever contested at an Olympic Winter Games to date. Yup, this will be the first ever Olympic Winter Games to hand out over 100 gold medals! A total of 6 new events—such as snowboard big air (men, women), speed skating mass start (men, women), curling mixed doubles and an alpine skiing team event—have been added to the program.

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will be contested across 12 competition venues spread between 2 clusters: a coastal cluster of arenas for skating and curling and a mountain cluster for skiing and sliding.

The Paralympic Games will run March 9-18, 2018. More than 670 athletes representing 45 nations are expected to compete in a total of 6 sports and a total of 80 events.

Lee Suk-Woo is the designer of the medals for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He incorporated Hangeul (the Korean alphabet and the foundation of Korean culture) into the design of the medals by using a series of three-dimensional consonants. The ribbons attached to the medals are made from Gapsa, a traditional Korean fabric. Each gold medal weighs 586 grams (1.29 pounds); silver medals weigh 580 grams (1.28 pounds); and bronze medals clock in at 493 grams (1.09 pounds), making them the heaviest Olympic medals in history.

2018 Olympic freeskiing contest & TV schedule

Note: Korea Standard Time is 16 hours ahead of Mountain Time; where an event may be listed as taking place on February 16, keep in mind, it may in fact be taking place on February 17 across the pond. OK, dive in!

Friday, February 16, 2018:

Women’s freeski slopestyle qualifying — 6:00 p.m. MT (nbcolympics.com)

Women’s freeski slopestyle finals ???? — 9:00 p.m. MT (NBC primetime coverage; nbcolympics.com)

Saturday, February 17, 2018:

Men’s freeski slopestyle qualifying — 6:00 p.m. MT (NBCSN; nbcolympics.com)

Men’s freeski slopestyle finals ???? — 9:15 p.m. MT (NBC primetime coverage; nbcolympics.com)

Sunday, February 18, 2018:

Women’s freeski halfpipe qualifying — 6:00 p.m. MT (nbcolympics.com)

Monday, February 19, 2018:

Women’s freeski halfpipe finals ???? — 6:00 p.m. MT (NBC primetime coverage; nbcolympics.com)

Men’s freeski halfpipe qualifying — 9:00 p.m. MT (NBC primetime coverage; nbcolympics.com)

Tuesday, February 21, 2018:

Men’s freeski halfpipe finals ???? — 7:30 p.m. MT (NBC primetime coverage; nbcolympics.com)

*Schedule above is subject to change.

For the full run-down of Olympic events and associated television coverage, visit nbcolympics.com/live-stream-schedule.

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