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Where and how to watch the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang

February 9 in Pyeongchang start the winter Olympic Games, which will last until February 25. The Russian national team, under the decision of the IOC, will actunder a neutral flag. Despite this, many Russians intend to follow the Games, in which in 16 days 84 countries will play 102 sets of medals – the full schedule is available here .


The games will be shown by Russian TV channels – Channel One, “Match TV” and “Russia 1”. The website of the First Channel has created a separate page with the schedule of the broadcasts of the competitions and news on the topic, on the “Match TV” broadcast can be found on the hashtag of the Olympic Games and in the section on the site of “Russia 1”.

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will be held on February 9: it will show “Match TV” at 14:00 Moscow time. Cable channels of the holding – “Match! Arena “,” Match! Game “and” Match! Our Sport “- will also show all the competitions live.

Among the western channels, the Olympics will be broadcast by Eurosport (buy a subscription for a month for 4.99 euros on the site or connect a cable channel) and NBC (for free). Unfortunately, NBC has territorial restrictions, so it’s only possible to see the competition on the site and through VPN-services. The schedule is available here .

On the Internet – sites, sotsseti, streams

On the websites of Matcha TV , Russia 1 and Channel One , live broadcasts are available, which will also feature all the competitions that will be broadcasted on TV.

The broadcasts of the competitions will be held on the main page of “Yandex” and in the mobile application – in the special section “Pyeongchang 2018″, available below the search. Will be available as live broadcasts, and the recording of the Games, for example, on February 9 will show curling and figure skating.

Mail.Ru Group will launch the broadcasts of the Games in its social networks – ” VKontakte ” and “Classmates”, and in the section ” Sports Mail.Ru “. At the time of writing the note in the “VKontakte” is a live broadcast of the curling match between the US and Canada, there is also a schedule and news of the competition. In “Odnoklassniki” the live broadcast shows the community of “TeleSport”.

Commentators in “VKontakte” and “Classmates” will include, among others, former figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya and journalists Alexei Andronov and Kirill Dementyev. In the chat broadcasts in “Classmates” you can ask them questions, and periodically on the air will go athletes on video chat.

Among foreign sites will carry the Olympic broadcast channel of Olympic Channel , but without the support of the Russian language. Follow the results and the news of the Olympics without live broadcasts on the official website or in applications on iOS and Android .

In the branch of the Reddit forum, dedicated to the Olympics, they publish links to illegal streams of the Games broadcasts, which are shown round the clock by American TV channels – NBC, USA Network, CNBC and NBCSN.

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