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The Winter Olympics opening ceremony takes place this morning, but some sports are already under way. If you've missed any of the action, you can stream it for free on YouTube.

That's because the video streaming site has teamed up with official Olympic broadcasters in more than 80 countries around the world to show highlights.

Broadcasters onboard include the BBC, NBCUniversal in the States, NHK in Japan, France TV in France and Eurosport for the rest of Europe.

In the US, YouTube TV – YouTube's paid-for live streaming service – will also show NBCUniversal's live coverage. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal, the Winter Games will be live and free for the first time on YouTube.

The games includes 102 events across 15 winter sports.

Ice hockey was the most popular of these sports on YouTube in 2017, followed by figure skating and then skiing.

But there are some regional variations. In host nation South Korea, speed skating is 10 times more popular than in the rest of the world. But in Norway – the country with the most Winter Olympics medals of all time – skiing is most popular, for example.

Source: YouTube

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