Where: Jeongseon Alpine Centre
When: February 15 (men), Feburary 17 (girls )
Favorites: Men – Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway (+275), Kjetil Jansrud, Norway (+500); others tied at +800; Women – Lindsey Vonn, U.S. (+300); Lara Gut, Switzerland (+400), Sofia Goggia, Italy (+500)
Jeongseon Alpine Centre will sponsor a number of the quickest humans on Earth after this month, together with all the men’s and women’s super-giant slalom events occurring two days apart from the middle of the Games. A pair of names that are familiar find themselves atop the Bet365 odds chart heading to the contest, using a range of challengers hot on their heels.
Svindal, 35, is competing in his fourth Winter Games and has completed his medal set (one gold, one silver, 1 bronze) but would love nothing more than to repeat his gold-medal performance in the Vancouver 2010. Gold was won by countryman Jansrud in last year’s world championships Sochi and silver. Three other skiers are all tied for third in the pre-competition odds.
Vonn has been installed as the favorite in Pyeongchang despite overlooking the 2014 Games with a knee injury and not finishing the Super-G at the 2017 world championships. Gut won bronze Sochi and is coming from the same third-place finish at last year’s world championships. Goggia finished third in the overall World Cup standings last year but was 10th at the worlds.