PyeongChang to host 2018 Winter Olympics
Wed 06 July 11
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today elected PyeongChang in South Korea as the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic beating Munich and Annecy for the rights
PyeongChang in South Korea won with a huge majority in the first round of voting with 63 votes, Munich received 25 votes, and Annecy in France received 7 votes.
“PyeongChang presented a strong and inspiring project that enjoys massive support from the government and the public,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge ahead of the press conference that followed the announcement ceremony. “I have every confidence that PyeongChang will deliver on its commitment and host excellent Games in 2018.”
It was third time lucky for PyeongChang, having bid for the last two Olympics, but they were always the firm favorite to finally get their chance to host the games.
Bokwang Phoenix Park, located 30 minutes (44 km) from Olympic Stadium, will be the venue for the snowboard and freestyle skiing events.
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