YOU may have noticed that the Winter Olympics have started over in South Korea.

And as the County Gazette’s Scot in exile, it is apparently down to me to explain what’s going on and when you can watch it.

I could write an entire column (or book) on the rules of curling, given that Britain is once again getting excited about the sport that it forgets entirely outside of the two-and-half weeks of the Olympics.

Seriously, it’s like a game of peek-a-boo on a four-year cycle.

But I’ll contain myself and look at some of the other sports as well.
Pyeongchang is nine hours ahead of the UK, which means that events generally run from midnight to lunchtime in our timezone.

But whether you plan to stay up through the night or stick to highlights, there’s lots to keep tabs on.

My personal recommendation for today (Thursday) and tomorrow is snowboard cross, which sees the competitors jostle for position down a bending track.

It’s a flat-out race to the finish, and snowboarding for those who have little time for halfpipes and frontside 180s.

Tomorrow sees Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas challenge in the women’s skeleton – the sliding down head-first on a tea tray sport that has provided GB with gold medals at the last two Games.

It’s on 11am-1.30pm in UK time.

On Saturday, speed skater Elise Christie will look to put Tuesday’s setback (crashing out of the 500m final) behind her as she goes again in the 1500m event (10am-12.11pm).

GB’s Katie Summerhayes is also an outside contender for a medal in the slopestyle skiing event (4am-5.35am on Saturday).
Sunday (1.15am-5.50am) sees the men’s slopestyle skiing take over, with James Woods the one to watch from a British perspective.

Monday and Tuesday bring the final runs in the men’s bobsleigh  – a Winter Olympics staple, helped by Cool Runnings – and the start of the women’s event, as well as GB’s Nick Buckland and Penny Coombes in the figure skating.

On Wednesday (2am-3.50am) it’s the turn of downhill skiing legend Lindsay Vonn to show her talent after injury kept her away from Sochi, though fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin may well steal the show.

Wednesday is also the final day of the curling round robin stage.
Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams both have genuine chances of making the semi-finals (and therefore winning medals).

Skipped by Kyle Smith and Eve Muirhead, they’re aiming to win as many of their nine round robin games as possible to qualify.

Canada are always the favourites to win gold, though Sweden have two strong teams, while China and Korea are nations building momentum in the sport.

All of the games are worth your time (don’t sue me), but GB men v Sweden (Friday, 11.05am), GB women v Sweden (Sunday, 5.05am), GB men v Norway (Tuesday, 12.05am) and GB women v Canada (Wednesday, 12.05am) could well be the pick of the bunch.

Now the Norwegian curling team’s trousers... those ARE worth an entire column.