Pyeongchang, South Korea, Will Host The 2018 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been chosen as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics.This is South Korea’s first Olympics since Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988.

Pyeongchang (y before e!) had submitted bid for the previous two Winter Olympics that went to Vancouver and Sochi, Russia.

It’s the third largest city in South Korea, but promises one of the most compact Olympics ever with most of the facilities being built within a small radius.

Go to to watch Pyeongchang final presentation to the IOC.

The AP reports that Pyeongchang won in a landslide with 63 votes. Munich got 25 and Annecy, France got 7.

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