This means that from now through February 25, you can expect to see plenty of commercials that will make you want to cry and hear no shortage of inspirational music timed to impressive feats of strength on the slopes. If you're feeling teary, comedian Leslie Jones, who is returning for another year of Olympic commentary should help to lighten the mood.
The Games officially begins with the Opening Ceremony this Friday, February 9, at 8 p.m. All eyes will likely be on athletes from North and South Korea, who will march under a unification flag for the first time since 2006, the Olympic Channel confirmed.
NBC is the main Olympics broadcast sponsor, and, unlike, the Super Bowl, you unfortunately won't get live streaming access for free.
Although the Opening Ceremony is traditionally thought of as the beginning of the Games, competition kicks off this Wednesday, February 7, with alpine skiing and curling. The women's figure skating short program won't start until February 21. Head here for a full schedule of each sport's events.
As for that cute little mascot you'll see everywhere: His name is Soohorang, and he is a white tiger, an animal that symbolizes protection in Korea.