Preview – Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics 2018

Somewhat oddly, the Winter Olympics has already begun, even though the opening ceremony has yet to take place.

Yesterday the curling began, with the BBC showing the mixed doubles tonight. However, the sport that I’m most interested in is the figure skating, with the men’s singles and pairs beginning tonight. This is not because I’m a big fan of the sport, but because in late 2016 a Japanese anime about figure skating took the community by storm. The show, Yuri!!! On Ice (see my “Beginner’s Guide to Anime” article on the subject) has several professional figures skaters as fans, including some taking part in this year’s games. Some of the show music has appearing in the figure skating Grand Prix, and if it made into the Olympics it would one big talking point.

Winter Olympics is on BBC Red Button and Eurosport 1 & 2 from 23.00.