Winter Olympics 2018: Lindsey Vonn, Ashley Wagner and Madison Chock mean this year’s event is REALLY worth watching

TEMPERATURES will be below freezing, but the Winter Olympics will be hotting up from tomorrow.

And judging by these photos, there are many reasons why you should tune in to the spectacle from Pyeongchang.


From alpine ski racing to bobsled to figure skating, competitors will be laying their bodies on the line in the quest for glory

Here, we look at why this year's Winter Olympics really will be the hottest thing on the box.

Vonn is preparing for more glory ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The American, who is one of the most decorated downhill racers in history, is one of only two female skiers to win four World Cup overall championships.

She is an American World Cup alpine ski racer on the US Ski team.


Vonn and American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin are expected to lead an American gold rush at the upcoming Winter Olympics, which start on Friday.

She is well known in celebrity circles – Vonn and Woods were one of the hottest couples in the sporting world during their two-year relationship before it ended in May 2015.



Competing as the brakeman, the camera will be hoping Aja Evans can win a medal so that stunning smile can light things up.

She is competing at the Winter Olympics for a second time. Back in Sochi 2014 she won a bronze medal with her team.

But it didn't start out on the ice for Evans. At college she was a successful track and field athlete.







It's a sweet story. US duo Alexa Scimeca Knierim and her husband will be competing together in the figure skating.

And while they aren't expected to win a medal, they are just happy to be there.


The Knierims have been around and their free skate, when done cleanly, can be spectacular.

But the consistency and level of difficulty of their moves except the quad twist that only they do among Americans can't compete with the top Europeans, Asians and Canadians.


Madison Hubbell will take to the ice dance with Zacahry Donohue, with the pair the current US title holders.

It will be their first Olympics competing together.

She competed with her brother Keiffer Hubbell from 2001 to 2011, where they won a multitude of national and international titles.



The Americans don't have a great history with cross-country skiing they have only won one Olympic medal in the sport's history but Jessie Diggins might be the country's best hope.

The fun-loving Diggins is the most decorated US cross-country skier, male or female, in world championship history.

She is third in the world in cross-country standings, according to the International Ski Federation.


Madison Chock and ice dance partner and real-life beau Evan Bates were US champions back in 2015 and have stood on the World podium twice.

But the Olympics could well prove to be a step too far for the duo.

They placed eighth at Sochi in 2014.


Ms Wagner will be at Pyeongchang – but not competing for Team US.

Well, unless there's an injury in the figure skating team.

Wagner placed fourth at the US Championships, meaning she is only at the Winter Olympics as 'first alternate'.

Which is a shame, as she would certainly have all eyes on her on the ice.




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