The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will take place Feb. 9-25, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea. Countries begin earning qualification points for the Olympic Games in 2016 at the World Men's and Women's Championships as well as the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Championships. Mixed doubles will debut as a medal sport at the 2018 Olympic Games. The mixed doubles event will feature 8 countries while the men's and women's event will continue to include 10 countries each.