The King attends the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

From Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 February, The King visited the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang to follow the Swedish competitors.

Saturday 17 February

The King's first day in Pyeongchang began at the Sweden Arena with lunch with the Alpine ladies' team. Sweden Arena is located next to the slalom and giant slalom slopes. The same mountain area is also home to the opening arena, where the medal ceremonies were held in the evenings. The cross-country skiing, biathlon and big air competitions took place a few kilometres away.

The King then watched the ladies' 4x5 km relay race, in which the Swedish team – consisting of Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalla, Ebba Andersson and Stina Nilsson – came second after Norway.

The King also had the opportunity to congratulate biathlete Hanna Öberg on her fifth place in the 12.5 kilometre mass start, and on her earlier gold.

Sunday 18 February

The King began the Sunday by watching the men's slopestyle competition. The day continued with the men's 4x10 km cross-country relay, in which Jens Burman, Daniel Rickardsson, Marcus Hellner and Calle Halfvarsson came fifth.

In the evening, Sweden beat Finland 3–1 in the ice hockey, seeing the Swedish team through to the quarter finals.

During his visit to the Olympic village, The King ate lunch with the Swedish ladies' curling team, Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer, Sofia Mabergs, Anna Hasselborg, Maria Prytz and Jennie Wåhlin. Photo:

Monday 19 February

On the Monday, The King watched the curling competition between Sweden – Team Anna Hasselborg – and the host nation, South Korea. South Korea won 7–6. The programme also included a visit to the Olympic village, where competitors and managers from all the countries stayed.

During the visit to the Olympic village, Olle Anfelt from the Swedish Olympic Committee shows one of the apartments where the competitors stayed. Photo:

Tisdag 20 februari

Kungen såg under tisdagen Damkronorna spela 6–1 mot Korea och följde därefter mixstafetten i skidskytte, där Sverige slutade på elfte plats.

The ski stadium during Wednesday's relay competitions. Photo:

Wednesday 21 February

The day began with the figure skating short programme, in which Swedish Olympic debutante Anita Östlund competed. The King then watched the men's ski cross competition followed by the cross-country sprint relays. Charlotte Kalla and Stina Nilsson took silver, and in the men's competition Calle Halfvarsson and Marcus Hellner came fourth.

The final item on the programme for Wednesday was the ice hockey quarter finals, in which Sweden lost to Germany.

The King congratulates Charlotte Kalla and Stina Nilsson on their second place in Wednesday's cross-country sprint relay. Photo:

Thursday 22 February

Thursday began on the Olympic slopes with the men's slalom. André Myhrer won gold. The King then watched the biathlon relay, in which the Swedish ladies won silver.

André Myhrer won gold in the men's slalom. Photo: Morry Gash/AP Photo

On the Thursday, Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, Anna Magnusson and Hanna Öberg won silver in the biathlon relay. Photo:

Friday 23 February

The Friday began with The King watching the ladies' ski cross competition, in which Sandra Näslund came fourth and Lisa Andersson came sixth.

Pyeongchang 2018 ran from 9 to 25 February.

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