This is the first time the Winter Olympics are being held in South Korea. In 1988, the Summer Olympics were in Seoul, South Korea. There will be 102 medals awarded in 15 disciplines, making it the first Winter Games to surpass 100 medal events. The official mascots for the PyeongChang games are Soohorang, a white tiger, and Bandabi, as Asiatic black bear. Erin Jackson, 18, who hails from Ocala, Florida, is the first African-American woman to compete in Olympic long track speed skating.