Olympic Games create bond between countries through competition

Conner Delles

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A skier rides on a ski lift past a billboard promoting the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Russian resort of Krasnaya Polyana during a visit by International Olympic Committee inspectors in the Krasnaya Polyana area outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, in this Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007, file photo. Sochi is competing against Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea. One bid offers a traditional Alpine setting in the heart of Europe. Another promises a unique coastal and mountain layout on the Black Sea. A third trumpets the opening of a winter sports frontier in Asia. The International Olympic Committee is faced with three very different proposals for the 2014 Winter Games, and there is no telling which will prevail as the bid campaign enters its final days. (AP Photo/ Mikhail Metzel, File)

A skier rides on a ski lift past a billboard promoting the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Russian resort of Krasnaya Polyana during a visit by International Olympic Committee inspectors in the Krasnaya Polyana area outside the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, in this Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007, file photo. Sochi is competing against Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea. One bid offers a traditional Alpine setting in the heart of Europe. Another promises a unique coastal and mountain layout on the Black Sea. A third trumpets the opening of a winter sports frontier in Asia. The International Olympic Committee is faced with three very different proposals for the 2014 Winter Games, and there is no telling which will prevail as the bid campaign enters its final days. (AP Photo/ Mikhail Metzel, File)

Out of all the fantastic sports that are created and played worldwide, the Winter Olympics has a wide variety played throughout the 16 days of the Winter Olympics.

Although the Opening Ceremony was held earlier in the day, it won’t air in the United States until tonight because NBC wants to show it during primetime television.

But “Let the games begin!” on Saturday.

There will be many sports that start this weekend such as the biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, speed skating and snowboarding.

There are more sports to be played throughout the 16 days such as alpine skiing, bobsledding, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton and ski jumping.

This is just the start to the long journey the United States athletes chose to be involved in.

The Olympics have always created a bond between other countries around the world. Starting today, all of the different countries will be gathered together in one stadium to celebrate the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

All these athletes started from nothing and have become something because of a dream they had.

If you are interested in watching the games, click here to view NBC’s television schedule for all the sports to be played throughout the 16 days.

Make sure when you’re watching the games to cheer for your favorite athlete and most importantly: Cheer for USA!

 

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Olympic Games create bond between countries through competition