In 2018, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that a total of 6,500 athletes from all over the world would compete in the 2018 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In the end, the best swimmer from each country won the gold medal, but that didn’t stop some from taking their eyes off the prize.
Read more: What to expect from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the Games in Rio and more in the Winter Olympics 2018 series.
Here are some things to watch out for in the first weekend of the Winter Olympic Games.
What to do during the Olympics?
Before the opening ceremonies, the IOC will host a special pre-Olympic news conference to discuss the Games and the preparations for them.
At 6:30 p.m.
ET on Tuesday, the event will feature a panel of journalists who will discuss what they learned during the Games, the Olympic spirit and the importance of the Games to the Olympic Movement.
The panel will also include Olympic medallists, officials and athletes from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the International Federation of Athletics Federation (IFAF).
This is the first of four special precentive events at the event that will be livestreamed on the IOC website.
The other four will be on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at 5 p., and Saturday, Aug, 2 at 10:30 a.
Fans can also follow the live updates on Twitter and Instagram.
What else to know: The IOC will also host a press conference at 10 p.a.m.; the IOC has confirmed that a full list of the participating athletes, as well as a breakdown of their medals will be released shortly.