From February 9 to 25 in South Korea in PyeongChang will be held the Winter Olympics. Great expectations for the Italian athletes. How to follow them in streaming
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics have begun: the Olympic brazier has been lit and the twenty-third edition of the Winter Olympics has been kicked off. The event is being held in South Korea and for the Italian audience it will be very difficult to follow it live. All the competitions will take place in the Italian night and those who want to follow it live will be forced to set the alarm clock in the middle of the night.
Italy arrives at the 2018 Winter Olympics with a platoon of over 120 athletes. The goal is to be able to come home with at least a 7-8 medals: exceeding ten would be an excellent result. The hopes of medals come especially from short track, where the flag bearer Arianna Fontana will be one of the protagonists on 500 and 1500 meters. All eyes will be on alpine skiing, where there are hopes of a medal in the men's downhill (Paris, Fill and Innerhofer) and in the women's speed (Goggia, Brignone, Fanchini, Bassino). There are also good hopes in biathlon and cross-country skiing to bring home at least one medal.
Television rights to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics have been acquired by Eurosport, which will broadcast the event in full on the Eurosport channels, Eurosport 2 and the Eurosport Player online platform. RAI has purchased from Eurosport a package that allows to broadcast live the most important events and highlights of the races that will see the Italian athletes involved. For those who do not have the opportunity to follow the Winter Olympics on television, they can also do so in live streaming on Eurosport Player, Premium Play and Rai Play.
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics: race schedules
After the lighting of the Olympic brazier, it will start to get serious with the first tests and the races. The start is set for February 9, while the Olympic brazier will be extinguished on February 25. Due to the time difference, it will be very complicated for Italian fans to see the races live, unless they set their alarm clock. For example, the Men's Downhill, scheduled for Sunday, February 11, will be held at 3 am Italian time. And also for the other races (women's downhill, men's and women's super-G, short track 500 meters, biathlon and cross-country skiing) the starting times will be the same. For this reason it becomes important to know where to watch streaming highlights and summary of the races.
How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 live streaming on Eurosport Player
Eurosport has acquired the television rights of all the Olympics until 2024 and will be able to broadcast on its channels all the events live. In addition to the two television channels on the Sky satellite platform and Mediaset Premium, Eurosport also has an online platform where you can follow live streaming of all sporting events purchased by the television company. Eurosport Player will be the point of reference for all winter sports fans. It will be possible to follow live all the events of the 2018 Winter Olympics and see the highlights of the competitions. For Italian users who will not want to get up during the night, replicas of all the races will also be available. To follow live streaming of the 2018 Winter Olympics you will need to subscribe to Eurosport Player. For Tim Vision subscribers, the Eurosport Player subscription is free for one year.
How to follow the 2018 Winter Olympics live streaming on Sky Go and Premium Play
As mentioned above, Eurosport channels are also available on Mediaset Premium. This offers the possibility for subscribers to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live streaming on the online platforms of the Milanese broadcaster.
To see the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics live streaming on Sky Go you need to access the platform with your Sky account and tune in to the Eurosport channel during the race times.
To see the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics live streaming on Premium Play. To follow the races of the Italians will need to access the platform and tune into the channels of Eurosport.
How to see the 2018 Winter Olympics live streaming on Rai Play
The state TV has acquired from Eurosport the ability to send live a hundred hours of races and highlights of the Italian athletes. The channels dedicated to the event should be Rai 2 and RaiSport+ HD. Users will also be able to follow the Olympics live streaming for free on the Rai Play online platform (and on the Android and iOS app). To watch the competitions of the Italian athletes in live streaming you just need to access Rai Play (registration is not required) and tune in to the channels that are broadcasting the Olympics. Rai Play is the only way to follow the Winter Olympics live streaming for free.
How to follow the 2018 Winter Olympics online with the Eurosport app
On the Eurosport app (available for free on the Google Play Store and the App Store) there is a section dedicated exclusively to Tim subscribers, which allows users to see highlights of the event and access exclusive news. Within the application, users will be able to find insights and trivia about the 2018 Winter Olympics.