The 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Nordic Schedule

Finding Olympic schedules isn’t always the easiest task. So, we decided to organize all three Nordic events—cross country skiing, biathlon and Nordic combined—into one easy-to-read program.

DATE

EVENT


Feburary 10, 2018

Cross Country – Women’s Skiathlon 7.5km/7.5km
Biathlon – Women’s 7.5km Sprint


Feburary 11, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s Skiathlon 15km/15km
Biathlon – Men’s 10km Sprint


February 12, 2018

Biathlon – Women’s 10km Pursuit
Biathlon – Men’s 12.5km Pursuit

February 13, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s and Women’s Classic Sprints


February 14, 2018

Biathlon – Women’s 15km
Nordic Combined – Men’s Normal Hill


February 15, 2018

Cross Country – Women’s 10km Skate
Biathlon – Men’s 20km

February 16, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s 15km Skate


February 17, 2018

Cross Country – Women’s 4x5km Relay
Biathlon – Women’s 12.5km Mass Start


February 18, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s 4x10km Relay
Biathlon – Men’s 15km Mass Start


February 20, 2018

Biathlon – Mixed Relay 2x6km, 2x7.5km
Nordic Combined – Men’s Large Hill

February 21, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s and Women’s Skate Team Sprints


February 22, 2018

Biathlon – Women’s 4x6km Relay
Nordic Combined – Men’s Relay

February 23, 2018

23, Men’s 4x7.5km Relay

February 24, 2018

Cross Country – Men’s 50km Classic Mass Start

February 25, 2018

Cross Country – Women’s 30km Classic Mass Start

Some of these events don’t get very much coverage during the season, particularly in non-Olympic years. For a quick refresher, here are three descriptions of less common race formats and events:

CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPRINT: One of the slightly less common cross country skiing events, the team sprint, is performed in two-person teams. All of the first-leg skiers start at once, mass start style, and race two laps around a sprint loop before tagging their teammate, who skis the same course. Each skier races three times for a total of six laps. The first team to finish all six laps is the winner.

NORDIC COMBINED: Nordic combined may be the most obscure of the three disciplines listed here, and is certainly the least covered in mainstream media. Nordic combined is a combination of ski jumping and skate skiing. Competitors start each competition by jumping, and then begin the skate skiing portion. The start order for the skate skiing portion is determined by the results from the jump, the winner after the jump starts first. At this time Nordic Combined is only an Olympic sport for men.

BIATHLON MIXED RELAY: Unlike in cross country skiing, biathlon features a mixed relay, a race where both men and women compete on the same team. Each team consists of two women who ski 6km each and two men who ski 7.5km each. Each athlete, man or woman, shoots twice, once prone and once standing and has a total of 13 bullets they can use to hit the 10 targets.