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5 biggest sporting events of 2018

It will be a year in which records will be broken and history will be re-written.

Top 5 / Top 10 06 Jan 2018, 21:59 IST

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2018 promises to be full of excitement for sports lovers

2018 is not an usual year as it promises to be an extravaganza for sports lovers. It is a year packed with big sporting events making it one of the best sporting calendar years in the 21st century.

From multi-sport events to the World Cup tournament, 2018 has everything in its bag. The year is full of action for sports enthusiasts and it will be a year in which records will be broken and history will be re-written.

Here are 5 big sporting events which promise to make 2018 a treat:

#5 Winter Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea 

Venues And Townscape Ahead Of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Venues and townscape ahead of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

The first winter Olympics took place in Chamonix, France, in 1924 and this year, winter games are scheduled to take place from February 9 to 25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city beat Munich and Annecy to win the bid to host the event.

The event will feature 102 events in 15 sports, 4 new disciplines are included this time so athletes will now be able to compete in new events like big air snowboarding, mas-start speed skating, mixed team alpine skiing and mixed doubles curling.

Athletes from 89 countries will participate in the gala event while athletes from Russia will perform under the IOC flag because due to the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee for doping offences.

Countries like Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia and Singapore are scheduled to make their Winter Olympics debut which makes the event special.

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