The 2018 Winter Olympics took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 7 to Feb. 25. Over 90 countries brought their teams to the Olympics this year to compete in the 15 different events. Senior Brady La Rue said he keeps up with ice hockey, speed skating and snowboarding because he considers those sports exciting.
“[Events that grab my attention are] ice hockey, speed skating and snowboarding,” La Rue said. “Ice hockey mainly because I play it and grew up watching it; it’s an exhilarating sport. Speed skating because why not, and snowboarding because it’s amazing how people can do stuff like that in the air.”
According to La Rue, he hopes that his favorite team does well at this year’s Olympics.
“I feel like my team is the under dog and I’m just hoping they do well,” La Rue said.
Sophomore Pamela Zhou said figure skating is her favorite event to watch because she admires the athletes’ dedication.
“I personally have always loved the Olympics,” Zhou said. “[I like it because] it’s so beautiful to watch but at the same time really challenging and it makes me appreciate how much work the athletes put in.”