Most-searched Winter Olympics sports in each U.S. state
The Olympics are the best way to bring the entire world together. One sport is included in the Winter Olympic Games, or at least it is for the U.S.
In the Federation are participating 91 different national associations 15 different sports At this year’s Winter Games, Beijing, China. According to recent Google trends analysis performed by travel perks research company Upgraded Points, figure skating is — by far — the country’s most searched winter Olympic sport, topping search volumes in 23 different American states over the past five years.
The results seem to correlate with nationwide viewers: Figure skating, at the 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang in South Korea was the only event with an increase in viewership relative to the 2014 Games. According to a report by a Vox analysis of NBC data.
According to International Olympic CommitteeThe term “synonymous figure skating” refers to the international quadrennial competition that is the oldest Winter Olympic sport. It was first held in the 1908 Games. Figure skating is also relatively new compared with other sports. Because of the NHL, viewers don’t see it very often while hockey and ice hockey are televised quite often.
The analysis showed that Luge was second in most searched sports, with nine states topping it. Third was Ice hockey. This sport is most popular in Arizona (New Hampshire), New Jersey, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Honorable mention went to cross-country skiing and ski jumping, as well as curling. There were many sports that didn’t appear on any state’s top-searched lists, including speed skating, snowboarding, and skeleton.
It is possible that some popularity can be attributed to geography. For example, ice hockey enthusiasts seem to cluster in the Northeast. The Southeast seems to have the largest luge fanbase, with searches in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Two bronze medals were won by Team USA figure skaters in the 2018 Games. Chris Mazdzer from Team USA won silver, while the American women’s ice hockey team was awarded gold.
This year’s figure skating finals will be televised by NBC and Peacock at 8:00 Eastern.
- Events for teams of pairs, women’s, and women’s free skating, Feb. 6, 8:15 PM
- Men’s free skate: Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m.
- Ice dance free dance: Feb. 13 at 8:15 p.m.
- Women’s free skate: Feb. 17 at 5 a.m.
- Pairs free skate: Feb. 19 at 6 a.m.
Other sports are also available on NBC’s television schedule. This year’s Olympics concludes on February 20th, followed by the Paralympic Games next month in Beijing.
Disclosure: NBC Olympics and NBC Sports are owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC Make It. NBC Olympics owns the U.S. broadcasting rights for all Summer and Winter Games until 2032.