The 2018 Winter Olympics are fast approaching. That only means that it’s time for you to instantly become an expert in all winter sports and follow all of your new favorite Olympians on Instagram. The Olympics can be a total whirlwind, but they have to come to a close eventually.
This year’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, February 9. The closing ceremony will be exactly 16 days after the Olympics start, so they’re scheduled to end on Sunday, February 25. The ceremony will be held at 8:00 PM KST so that means they will be on at 6:00 AM EST.
Over 90 countries will be represented in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Before the closing ceremony, over 100 competitions will take place and hundreds of medals will be distributed.
The closing ceremony will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. The stadium sits 35,000 and will be filled with global leaders. The first daughter, Ivanka Trump will be in attendance for her dad, President Donald Trump.
Athletes and political leaders won’t be the only ones at the closing ceremony. The ceremony will feature many popular Korean musicians like CL, boy band Exo, MILCK, Ailee, Sumi Jo and Sohyang.
It’s going to be a star-studded event. Olympic traditions will also take place during the ceremony. The Olympic flame, that was lighted during the opening ceremony, will be extinguished. This signifies that the Olympics are officially over. Then the Olympic flag will be lowered and given to the mayor of Beijing, China where the 2022 Winter Olympics will take place.