It’s a great time to be a sports fan! Still reeling from the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the city is buzzing with excitement. Villanova Men’s Basketball remains at the top of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings, and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games commence tomorrow; the opening ceremony beginning at 6 a.m. ET (live) and 8 p.m. ET (taped).
The games will be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network, and CNBC; the NBC Sports App and NBCOlympics.com will also provide steaming coverage from Feb. 8 to Feb. 25. View the full event schedule and stay up to date with results by downloading the official app of the Games. Here are some helpful links to get you ready for the competition:
https://www.olympic.org/ (Official website of the Games)
The games, hosted in PyeongChang, South Korea (not to be confused Pyongyang, North Korea) will be brutally cold, the wind chill hovering around 7 degrees Fahrenheit in the “mountainous region of PyeongChang, the coastal area of Gangneung and the town Jeongseon.” Unsuccessfully securing the bid for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, the town of PyeongChang finally prevailed, beating out “Munich and Annecy, France, to host the 2018 Games.” Interested in learning more about PyeongChang? Take a look at the the resources below:
The Library also has a number of resources on the history of the Olympic Games:
“A Brief History of the Olympic Games,” David C. Young
“Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2016,” John Robert Gold & Margaret M. Gold
“Sport 2.0 : Transforming Sports for a Digital World,” Andy Miah
“Female Olympians: A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline,” Linda K. Fuller
“Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play,” Jon Dart & Stephen Wagg
“The Ancient Olympics,” Nigel Jonathan Spivey
Enjoy the Games, Wildcats! Here’s hoping we’re witness to another “underdog” victory!
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