Sports fans from around the globe, get ready for the Winter Olympics 2018! Where will the 2018 Olympics be held this time? We’re glad you asked, in Pyeong Chang province South Korea. Countries around the world will be sending their most elite athletes to compete in winter sports for the gold medals.
This is the first time that South Korea has been the host of the games and the 2018 Olympics location in the Pyeong Chang province promises to bring thrills and chills. Fans will be glued to their screens from February 9th to the 25th watching every second of action right from the opening ceremonies.
There will be four new sports added to the Olympic Games this year. Curling mixed doubles, speed skating mass start, Alpine Skiing team event and Snowboarding Big Air. The excitement of competition is contagious during the Olympics around the world. Most watchers tend to cheer for competitors from their home countries but most just enjoy seeing the athletes and all the individual Olympic stories.
There are many networks around the world that will be airing the Olympic games live with updated Olympic results. The short list is as follows:
|BBC – United Kingdom||Rai TV – Italy||CBC – Canada|
|ZDF – Germany||DR TV – Denmark||France TV – France|
|Star Sports – India||NBC Sports – USA||Be IN Sports – Middle East|
For many ex-pats, it is important not only to be able to watch the Olympic broadcast from a network featuring their home countries athletes, but also to be able to enjoy the competition in their native language.
As with many live broadcasting networks now, geo-restrictions or blocking can be an issue for anyone outside of the networks country to watch the live stream. Unless your IP address is listed in the same country as the network that you are trying to watch you may be blocked out of the program.
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is the easiest way to get around this issue and will allow you to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics from anywhere you choose. There are many VPN providers in the market, however, we do not recommend signing up with any free options. The free systems can be slow as well as probable hosts for malware that can infect your computer.
HideMyAss and Unlocater are two of the highest rated VPN providers that can get you hooked up and ready to stream for under $10 a month. When using a VPN, your local IP address is masked and allows you connect to a server inside the country that you wish to stream any program.
For example, if you were in the USA and you wanted to watch the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics on the BBC iPlayer streaming system, you would be blocked by geo-restrictions. Once you sign up with a VPN provider and connect to a server in the UK, you will be free to watch any program that is available there.
If your sport is bob sledding, downhill skiing or figure skating, it is now easy to watch your favorite network from anywhere using a reliable VPN. Not only with the VPN disguise your actual physical location, but it will also encrypt all your online activity to protect your privacy.
The 2018 Winter Olympics promises to be something that you don’t want to miss or must wait for the next Winter Olympics to enjoy. Don’t let your location that may be far from home cause you to miss out on all the action. Set up is quick and easy with most VPN services and you can then sit back and watch your team go for the gold.