The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting this week! They are going to be hosted by PyeongChang in South Korea, beginning on February 9, 2018. For 16 days, we will see the best winter sports athletes in the world compete for gold.
To get into the sportive spirit, we selected a few materials from our collection that show off some of the Olympic winter sports.
An advertisement from our Chung Collection:
A photograph from our UBC Archives Photograph Collection:
A selection from a family album in our Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs:
An action shot from our UBC Archives Photograph Collection:
A photograph from our Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs:
While researching images for this post, we found plenty of other materials involving outdoor activities in winter. While these activities may not be Olympic sports, they are certainly a workout.
Snowshoeing, from our H. Bullock-Webster Fonds:
Snow shoveling, from our UBC Archives Photograph Collection:
Grab your mittens and get ready to cheer on your favorite athletes, because the Winter Olympics only come once every four years.