When do winter olympics end

Another Olympics is in the books.

The PyeongChang Closing Ceremony will cap off the 2018 Winter Games Sunday morning, beginning at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT with a live stream of the events.

Jessie Diggins has been named the U.S. flag bearer after an incredibly gutsy performance to take home the country’s first-ever gold medal in Cross-Country.

How, when and where to watch the Closing Ceremony

Stream LIVE on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app: Sunday at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT (Stream here)

The live stream will feature all the sights and sounds of the Closing Ceremony without any commentary.

Watch on TV: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC (Stream here)

The Olympic figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon will host the Closing Ceremony on NBC in primetime beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

“It’s a huge honor and privilege,” Lipinski said. “I’m so excited to embark on this new and exciting adventure and bring the Closing Ceremony to the U.S.”

“This is a glorious and unexpected experience that I can’t wait to get fancy for!” Weir said.

Mike Tirico – NBC’s primetime host throughout the PyeongChang Games – hosted the Closing Ceremony for Rio in 2016 alongside Ryan Seacrest and Mary Carillo.

Tirico and Katie Couric hosted the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony in South Korea two weeks ago.

Sunday night’s primetime edition of the Closing Ceremony will also feature simulstreams on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. (Stream here)

2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony: how to watch and what to expect

Two weeks of patriotism, jaw-dropping athleticism, and countless figure skating heartbreaks later, the 2018 Winter Olympics are almost over for good.

This year’s games will officially end with the closing ceremonies, which will be held on February 25. Since Pyeongchang is 14 hours ahead of the United States’s East Coast, you’ll have to get up at the crack of dawn if you want to watch the ceremonies live, which will be streaming at 6 am Eastern/3 am Pacific on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app without commentary.

But this time, the commentary just might be worth the wait, since NBC announced on Wednesday that their glam figure skating team of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will be helming the network’s primetime coverage. NBC will be airing their commentary with fully produced coverage of the event at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific, until the Olympic torch has officially been passed.

As per Oh Jang-hwan, Pyeongchang’s director of ceremonies, the closing ceremonies will be all about looking forward with a “Next Wave” theme. “We have created a show that looks towards the future,” he says. “It includes quite a lot of traditional Korean humour and fun elements to add to the party feel.”

The flag bearer for the US Olympic team — a position that each country’s Olympians choose as a group — will be Jessie Diggins, whose last-minute charge across the cross-country skiing team sprint’s finish line to beat the Swedish team by .19 seconds earned the US its first gold medal for cross-country skiing. (The US currently has earned 21 medals, including eight gold.) The US delegation, meanwhile, will be led by Ivanka Trump.

And then that will be a wrap for the Winter Olympics until 2022, when Beijing will host the games and, inevitably, a whole mess of inspiring redemption stories. (See you there, Nathan Chen.) Until then, we’ll just have to make do with Olympians’ Instagrams and NBC’s attempts to keep up with Adam Rippon’s RuPaul’s Drag Race references — so you know what, it could be worse.

Here’s how you can tune in for the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies.

How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies online and on TV

On TV: The closing ceremonies, produced and with Lipinski and Weir’s commentary, will air on primetime at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific on NBC.

Live stream: The closing ceremonies will be broadcast live online on NBC’s website and on its app at 6 am Eastern/3 am Pacific. As an alternative to NBC’s apps, you can use an over-the-top device or subscription streaming service that carries NBC — including Fubo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now.


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The 2018 Winter Olympics come to an end Sunday with the closing ceremony from Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. By the time the flame is extinguished, more than 100 gold medals will have been awarded in a myriad of disciplines across 15 sports.

Sunday’s event is entitled “The Next Wave” and will “focus on the human spirit of perseverance,” according to the Games’ official website. It’s a chance for the host nation to look toward a bright future after a peaceful Olympic experience, which began with concerns about tensions with North Korea.

Let’s check out all of the important details for watching the showcase. That’s followed by a look back at how the United States athletes performed in Pyeongchang.

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Live Coverage

When: Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. ET

Live Stream: NBC Olympics

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When: Sunday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

U.S. Olympic Review

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It won’t go down as a banner year for the United States Olympic team. The Americans quickly fell behind the likes of Norway, Canada and Germany in the overall medal count and could never catch up.

That said, there were still several individual performances worthy of praise in Pyeongchang, including some from new stalwarts who will likely get a chance to shine again at the 2022 Beijing Games.

Chloe Kim lived up to the immense hype by winning gold in the women’s halfpipe. The 17-year-old sensation had already dominated the Winter Youth Olympics and the X Games in recent years, but she became a household name with her triumph on snowboarding’s biggest stage.

Bryan Armen Graham of the Guardian passed along comments from the California native about getting the chance to perform for a global audience:

“This whole experience has been insane. You hear so much about the Olympics, but actually being a part of it is a completely different story. I am so fortunate to be able to go through it. To share my story with the world has been amazing.”

Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t dominate the Olympics as expected given her success on the World Cup circuit, including a disappointing fourth-place result in the slalom. Some of that was out of her control, however, as weather delays compacted her schedule and caused her to drop out of the Super-G and downhill.

She posted a message on social media after opting against trying to sweep the five medal events:

Mikaela Shiffrin @MikaelaShiffrin

But after 5 days of schedule changes and waiting to race, and with no day between those races to recharge, I wasn’t able to manage it. And you know what? I wouldn’t change that for the world. For me the Olympics is about showing heart and passion as much as it is about medals.

The Colorado native still took home gold in the giant slalom and silver in the combined, though. And, at age 22, she’ll have another chance for her Olympic takeover in China four years from now.

Then there’s Shaun White. The snowboarder won gold in the halfpipe in 2006 and 2010 but missed the podium four years ago, raising questions about whether his reign atop the sport was over.

Not so fast. He laid down a nearly perfect final run in the championship round to take home his third Olympic gold medal in the event.

NBC Olympics highlighted his emotional celebration:

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We’re not crying, you’re crying. #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS https://t.co/nCc69b6VvN

Fellow snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Redmond Gerard, women’s cross-country skiers Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall, freestyle skier David Wise as well as the women’s ice hockey team and the men’s curling team also won gold medals for the U.S.

So, while the United States didn’t contend atop the medal table as a whole, many American athletes still earned their moment in the spotlight in South Korea over the past couple weeks.

What to Know About the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics: When, Where and How to Watch

Every Winter Olympics goes by in the blink of an eye.

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea lasted just two weeks, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 8 (one day before the opening ceremony) and ending Sunday, Feb. 25.

The 2018 Winter Games didn’t disappoint, leaving us with exhilarating highlights from Nathan Chen’s history-making 6-quad jump routine, to Shaun White winning America’s 100th Winter Olympics gold medal. The total Olympic medal count for the U.S. so far comes in at 23 medals, with the U.S. winning nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. Aside from the medal wins, breakout stars of this year’s Olympics include Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, who are being hailed as LGBTQ role models and athletes. Not all the action has been in the competitions, however; First Daughter Ivanka Trump effectively stole the show when she arrived in PyeongChang ahead of the closing ceremony as the head of the U.S. delegation for the event. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will also attend the ceremony.

Jessie Diggins – who won the first-ever women’s cross-country skiing medal along with teammate Kikkan Randall – was selected to lead fellow Team USA members as the United States’ flag bearer.

The figure skating commentating trio Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon will host the closing ceremony coverage.

Here’s everything you need to know about PyeongChang’s closing ceremony, including when and where it will take place:

What time does the 2018 Olympics closing ceremony start?

The 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony will start Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. E.T. Viewers can watch the closing ceremony as it happens in real time (PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of the U.S.), but it won’t have any TV anchor commentary. The produced broadcast of the closing ceremony will air on NBC later Sunday night at 8 p.m. E.T.

There are also four final events you can watch before the closing ceremony kicks off, including men’s bobsledding, women’s cross-country skiing, women’s curling and men’s hockey.

How can I watch the Olympics closing ceremony?


If you have a paid TV subscription you can catch the Olympic closing ceremony on NBC primetime. You can watch live as the ceremony is happening at 6 a.m. E.T. or wait until later for the produced and edited broadcast at 8 p.m. E.T. Check out the network’s official TV listings page if you aren’t sure which channel to tune into.

Without cable:

You can watch the Closing Ceremony livestream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app on your computer, your smart phone, tablet or connected TV through devices like Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku, but you have to be an authenticated user or borrow someone else’s cable login to watch. The live streaming site and app also both include a library of Olympic highlights and additional video content you can check out beforehand.

What will happen during the Olympics opening ceremony?

Most host countries use the Olympic closing ceremony to share their culture and heritage with the rest of the world, so you can expect to see performances showing off the best of what South Korea has to offer.

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Olympic closing ceremonies are usually a show of international unity — as Olympic athletes from across the globe gather in the same stadium, representing the world coming together as “one nation” in a celebratory atmosphere, according to the Olympics website. (There have been other demonstrations of unity throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics including North and South Korea marching under the same flag during the Opening Ceremony.)

This year’s closing ceremony will take place at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which was built specifically for the 2018 Winter Olympics and can hold around 35,000 spectators.

North Korea will also reportedly be sending a senior delegation to the closing ceremony, led by Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean party member linked to a pair of deadly attacks on the South in 2010.

Olympic host countries typically go all out for both the opening and closing ceremonies — and South Korea will likely be no different.

In 2012, the London Closing ceremony was jam packed with celebrity performances from fan favorites like the Spice Girls, Ed Sheeran, George Michael and One Direction, who paid tribute to English icons like the Beatles and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. When China made the Olympic hand off in 2008 to London, soccer star David Beckham kicked a ball into Bird’s Nest stadium and X-Factor’s Leona Lewis performed with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.

Keeping with tradition, this year’s Olympic torch – which was lit back in October in ancient Olympia, Greece, to honor the birthplace of the Olympics games – will be passed on to Tokyo as the city prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Oh Jang-hwan, director of ceremonies for the PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee, discussed the ceremony’s theme in an article on the official Olympics website.

“The theme for the Closing Ceremony is “Next Wave.” It will have a festival atmosphere to recognize and celebrate the athletes’ hard work and achievements at the Games,” Jang-hwan said in the interview. “We have created a show that looks towards the future; it includes quite a lot of traditional Korean humor and fun elements to add to the party feel.”

Correction: The original version of this story misstated who would carry the U.S. flag for the 2018 closing ceremony. It will be Jessie Diggins, not Simone Biles.

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A volunteer stands at the base of the Olympic Cauldron for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games at the Alpensia resort in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 7, 2018. | REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The festivities and athletic exhibitions of the 2018 Winter Olympics are about to wrap up in Pyeongchang, South Korea after just two weeks. Despite the inevitable end of the sports spectacles, there is still a way to catch the closing ceremonies through livestream and other means — which promise to be an unforgettable one.

This weekend, on Feb. 25, will mark the closing ceremonies of the event, and those who want to catch the concluding festivities live will have to take into account the time difference between the United States and Pyeongchang, with the latter being 14 hours ahead of the East Coast feed of the former. It is estimated that potential audiences will have to be up at 6 a.m. EST in order to witness the closing ceremonies online.

Fans of the Winter Olympics will have to access NBCOlympics.com, which will be streaming the ceremonies, as well as the NBC Sports App through Apple TV and Amazon Fire. It is notable to mention that audiences will get to see the conclusion of the Winter Olympics without any commentators, which is something they would need to consider if they prefer some commentary for the event.

This viewing can be considered unique, since it will be completely live and free of any post-production edits.

However, if audiences would prefer to sleep in past 6 a.m., and have commentary, they can opt to watch the 8 p.m. EST NBC broadcast of the closing ceremonies. It is safe to assume that this delayed broadcast will have some editorial cuts worked on it prior to airing.

As reported by Time, the Winter Olympics this year is filled with lots of thrills and exciting performances from athletes from across the globe, including the historical 6-quad jump routine by Asian-American figure skater Nathan Chen, among many other impressive stunts that left audiences’ mouths agape in amazement.

Between the U.S. women’s hockey team winning gold and Nathan Chen’s historic six-quad comeback, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang included plenty of bright spots. Team USA will walk away with more than 20 medals and unprecedented performances in cross-country skiing and luge.

But sadly, the competition will all come to end this Sunday, February 25, after two weeks of highs and lows. Here’s everything you need to know about the big spectacle that will close out the games:

What time does it start?

You’ll want to wake up early on Sunday if you want to watch the live event that begins at 8 p.m. Korean Time, or 6 a.m EST. The NBC live stream won’t feature any anchor commentary though, so if you want to hear hosts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s pithy digs, you should tune in at 8 p.m. EST for the primetime broadcast.

Where will it air?

Just like the opening ceremony, you can catch the live stream on NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app. You can download the free app on either your phone or streaming sticks like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Of course, you can always watch on the NBC channel. Check your local listings for more specifics.

Where is it held?

Athletes will return to PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, the venue built specifically for the two ceremonies and scheduled for demolition after the games’ end. Predicted cold temperatures and the arena’s open roof mean attendees will have to bundle up yet again.

What will happen?

Historically, the opening ceremony serves as an opportunity for the host nation to introduce its culture and traditions to the world. In contrast, the closing ceremony focuses on international unity. Instead of the Parade of Nations, athletes often mingle and party together, celebrating their achievements. Here’s a rough outline of the night:

  1. Organizers award the medals for the last event.
  2. Newly elected athletes to the IOC Athletes’ Commission thank the volunteers.
  3. The Olympic flag is to presented the mayor of the next host city.
  4. The IOC President and Local Organising Committee give speeches.
  5. The Olympic flame is extinguished.
  6. The show begins.

South Korea’s Yonhap reports K-pop stars EXO and CL will perform alongside other unnamed stars.

Who will carry the U.S. flag?

Team USA announced Friday that cross-country skier Jessie Diggins received the honor of bearing the stars and stripes. Alongside teammate Kikkan Randall, she became the country’s first-ever gold medalist in the sport, as well as its first flag bearer for the closing ceremony.

Jessie Diggins (left) and Kikkan Randall of the United States celebrate winning the women’s cross-country team sprint during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Lars BaronGetty Images

The 26-year-old from Afton, Minnesota, skied the final lap of the race on Wednesday, crossing the finish line first and ending Team USA’s 42-year Olympic medal drought in cross-country skiing.

What will the U.S. wear?

Ralph Lauren designed a whole ‘nother set of looks for Team USA to rep during the closing ceremony. The outfit includes a vintage-ski-inspired sweater, white down jacket, and navy track pants. Knit gloves, a matching ski hat, and an American flag bandana will keep athletes toasty during the festivities.

Olympic ice dancers Alex and Maia Shibutani model the 2018 Team USA Closing Ceremony Uniforms. Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

What’s Ivanka Trump doing there?

Donald Trump’s daughter has already arrived in South Korea. She’s leading a delegation of five U.S. officials, including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. The advisor to the President had dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday before attending the show on Sunday. North Korean General Kim Yong-chol will also be at the ceremony, but there will be no formal meeting between the U.S. and the North Korea.

Ivanka Trump shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-In during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on February 23, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka Trump is on a four-day visit to the host nation. Kim Min-Hee-Pool

Who’s hosting the Olympics next?

If you went all in on figure skating or curling this week, you’ll have to wait four years to see these sports on the Olympic level again, when the games travel to Beijing in 2022. The Chinese capital will become the first city to ever host both the Winter and Summer Olympics. Tokyo will receive the Olympic flame first though as the Japanese prepare for the 2020 competition.

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This weekend marks another Olympics in the books. It’s been a fun two weeks and there were some truly great moments, like when Chloe Kim became the youngest female snowboarder to win gold, when Adam Rippon said his haters were just fans in denial, and when we saw all the Olympic bulges — there were a lot of them and they were all great. Plus, Team USA racked up 20+ medals (so far!). Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, but thankfully the Closing Ceremony will be just as great as the rest of the Olympics.

For starters, cross-country skier Jessie Diggins will be Team USA’s flag bearer, a title she carries with pride. NBC’s best commentators (aside from Leslie Jones) and figure skating legends Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will host the event along with sportscaster Terry Gannon. They announced the big news on Wednesday night and shared their excitement on Instagram.

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WE ARE HOSTING THE CLOSING CEREMONY!!!! What an honor and a privilege. I’m so excited! @johnnygweir @terrygannon83 @nbcolympics #winterolympics

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As Johnny said, “Woo!” We can’t wait to see what colorful commentary these three bring.

Like the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony is all about unity and sharing the host country’s culture and history. The theme of Sunday’s event, which will take place in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, is “Next Wave.”

“It will have a festival atmosphere to recognize and celebrate the athletes’ hard work and achievements at the Games,” Oh Jang-hwan, the ceremonies director, said in an interview with the official Olympics website. “We have created a show that looks towards the future; it includes quite a lot of traditional Korean humor and fun elements to add to the party feel.”

Dear Olympic gods, please let there be a surprise BTS performance! So far, the confirmed performers include singer CL and boy band EXO.

To carry on the more traditional festivities, the Olympic torch, which was lit during the Opening Ceremony by South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim, will be passed to Tokyo, Japan — the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, will lead the U.S. presidential delegation, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be there too. North Korean General Kim Yong-chol, who was accused of organizing attacks against South Korea, will also attend the Closing Ceremony.

For now, PyeongChang is keeping most of the ceremony details under wraps so we’ll have to wait and see what sure-to-be-amazing surprises they have in store.

Now that you know what’s going to happen at the ceremony, here’s how to watch:

The ceremony will start at 6 a.m. EST this Sunday. Get the cold brew ready because waking up that early on the weekend might be as difficult as landing a triple axel in competition. Unless you’re Mirai Nagasu, then you can do anything! If that’s too early, which yeah it might be, then you can catch NBC’s taped and edited broadcast at 8 p.m. that night. Just remember, if you watch the ceremony live in the morning, Lipinski, Weir, and Gannon won’t be awake and hosting yet. Their talents will be saved for the taped broadcast Sunday evening.

The ceremony will also play on NBC-owned and affiliate channels like CNBC, USA, and NBCSN. If you prefer to watch TV on a computer or tablet, visit NBCOlympics.com or download the NBC Sports app to watch the livestream. If you don’t have cable, you’ll have to borrow someone’s login to stream the ceremony.

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K-Pop Stars CL & EXO Impress at Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics officially ended with the closing ceremony Sunday (Feb. 25). Taking place during the early morning hours for most of the U.S, the South Korean-based event aired via NBC’s Olympics and Sports websites and streaming apps, giving stateside viewers the first glimpses of the festive performances, including two from major K-pop players.
After an introduction that featured children ice skaters, post-rock band Jambinai, traditional pansori musicians, and a classical Korean court dance performed by actress Honey Lee, a former Miss Korea and traditional musician, the closing ceremony featured a variety of light effect and dance-based sets, as well as the athletic parade, final medal ceremonies and several odes to the Olympic Games in the form of speeches and the official anthem. For many viewers, the biggest stars of the night were the eight members of EXO and CL, who represented the immensely popular K-pop industry.

With the pair of K-pop performances dubbed the “Song of Passion” segment of the night, CL appeared mid-way through the closing ceremony. Draped in dramatic black and flocked by a team of dancers with brightly colored hair and sci-fi-esque glasses, the self-proclaimed “Baddest Female” broke into a rendition of that very track, marking her first solo performance on South Korean television in several years. A member of the now-defunct 2NE1, CL used a short snippet of her “Hello Bitches” to transition into the girl group’s hit “I Am the Best,” igniting the crowd with enthusiasm for the pump-up anthem that helped her act become one of South Korea’s top girl groups of the past decade.

After CL left the stage, the final official events of the closing ceremony took place and led into a traditional dance performed by EXO’s Kai. Donning a flowing hanbok and accompanied by a single percussionist, the K-pop star dominated the stage, and then was joined by the other seven EXO members in attendance — Chinese member Lay didn’t make an appearance — who were driven in on what appeared to be all-terrain vehicles. In preppy white suit ensembles, the boy band — one of the most popular K-pop acts over the past half decade — performed their 2013 hit “Growl” and last year’s “Power,” flanked by dancers utilizing glowing hand gear.

Also on Sunday, both CL and EXO met with Ivanka Trump, and EXO met their figure skating super fan, Russian figure skater and medalist Evgenia Medvedeva.

The closing ceremony ended with an EDM set that had all the athletes acting like they were at the party of their lives, featuring Raiden and Martin Garrix as DJs, ending off the South Korean Olympic games with a less-than-native touch that ignited the country’s social media with questions regarding where prominent local stars, such as Psy of “Gangnam Style” fame, were.

Watch EXO’s performance below, and tune in to NBC’s primetime coverage tonight to see the rest of the closing ceremony.

— withMBC (@withMBC) February 25, 2018

When Do the Winter Olympics End? Here’s What You Need to Know

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have entered their final week, which means the countdown to the last medal ceremonies has begun. But when do the Winter Olympics officially end?

The final day of the Winter Games is Sunday, February 25, when the 2018 Olympics closing ceremony will be held. Before then, the remaining Olympic events on the schedule include the women’s individual figure skating competition, the gold medal game for women in curling, the four-man event in bobsleigh, the gold medal game for men in ice hockey and the women’s 30 km mass start classic in cross-country skiing.

The competitors in many of the final events depend on earlier rounds of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The last events Team USA is currently scheduled to compete in include the four-man training run in bobsleigh and the final run of the women’s big air competition in snowboarding.

The last Olympic events will determine each country’s final medal count.

The Winter Olympics will officially end with the closing ceremony, which takes place Sunday at 6 a.m. ET. NBC will televise the produced broadcast later Sunday, at 8 p.m. ET. You can also watch the closing ceremony on the NBC app.

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When do the 2018 Winter Olympics end?

You watch the events when you can catch them, you saw the steamy ice skating routine that almost broke the Internet and you hit refresh on the medal count for 2018 Olympics every morning, but you’re not quite sure when all the fun and games comes to a close. When do the 2018 Winter Olympics end, exactly?

The PyeongChang Olympics entered their final week already, and the hysteria over the athletes and hype over the country rivalries are already winding down. Primetime coverage of the Olympic events on the second Wednesday of the games — last night, Wednesday, February 22 — showed a steep decline in ratings, Variety reports. We’re all ready, it seems, for the closing ceremonies.

So, when do the 2018 Winter Olympics end?

Answering when do the 2018 Winter Olympics end depends on what you consider the finale: the final sporting event or the closing ceremony. Although the only difference is time. The final day of the PyeongChang Olympics is this Sunday, February 25.

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On Sunday, the final Olympic events — including women’s individual figure skating and the gold medal games for both women’s curling and men’s hockey, to name only a few — take place throughout the day. (Remember, there’s a severe time difference between the U.S. and PyeongChang, so “throughout the day” is subjective.) The final medal count is calculated after the last Olympic event is over and the winners decided.

When is the closing ceremony?

If all of your favorite events have already happened and now you’re just waiting for the closing ceremony, you’re going to want to set a reminder to tune into your small screen on Sunday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC.

The actual closing ceremony takes place in PyeongChang at what is 6:00 a.m. EST, which is probably before your Monday morning coffee, so we’re guessing you want to catch NBC’s evening broadcast instead.

Winter Olympics Host City List

The winter Olympic Games were first held in 1924, beginning a tradition of holding them a few months earlier and in a different city than the summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 1994, the winter Olympic Games were held in completely different years (two years apart) than the summer Games. Winter Games were held just two years apart in 1992 and 1994 to achieve this.

List of Winter Olympic Games Host Cities

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing China. The following Winter Olympics will be in Italy. Click on the links for more information about each of the past Games. See also the list of host city dates and time zones, and location.

Year Host city Country Dates Held
2026 Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy February 6–22
2022 Beijing China February 4-20
2018 PyeongChang South Korea February 9–25
2014 Sochi Russia February 7–23
2010 Vancouver Canada February 12-28
2006 Torino Italy February 10-26
2002 Salt Lake City United States February 8-24
1998 Nagano Japan February 7-22
1994 Lillehammer Norway February 12-27
1992 Albertville France February 8-23
1988 Calgary Canada February 13-28
1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia February 8-19
1980 Lake Placid United States February 13-24
1976 Innsbruck Austria February 4-15
1972 Sapporo Japan February 3-13
1968 Grenoble France February 6-18
1964 Innsbruck Austria January 29-February 9
1960 Squaw Valley United States February 18-28
1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy January 26 – February 5
1952 Oslo Norway February 14 – 25
1948 St. Moritz Switzerland January 30 – February 8
1944 canceled
1940 canceled
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany February 6 – 16
1932 Lake Placid United States February 4 – 15
1928 St. Moritz Switzerland February 11 – 19
1924 Chamonix France January 25 – February 5

Host City Trivia

  • The Winter Games has been held in the USA four times (the most of any country): 1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002. The US has also hosted the Summer Games four times (1904, 1932, 1984 and 1996).
  • France has hosted the Winter Games three times (1924, 1968 and 1992), and the summer games twice (1900 and 1924).

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  • List of Olympic Host Countries (both Winter and Summer)