To celebrate the opening of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, New York's iconic Empire State Building will be illuminated in the colors of the competing nations on Friday February 9, 2018.
The lighting will commence at sunset and continue till 2 am. Each country's national flag colors will be shown on the tower for about 5 seconds. Latvia's flag colors will thus be visible approximately 7 times each hour during the evening.
Latvia will be sending 35 athletes to the Winter Olympics, competing in 9 sports, including bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, speed skating, figure skating, short-track and biathlon.