Another success for South Korea
Following the World Championships in Athletics Asian country will also host Winter Olympics
Jul 8, 2011
The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Pyeongchang. The Korean city beat the candidacies of French and German Annecy Monaco in the first round with 63 out of 95 votes available. The victory was celebrated by the Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na and the President of the Korean Olympic Committee, YS Park. This was the third attempt by the South Koreans, who had already participated and lost the 2010 Olympics, to Vancouver, and 2014, went to the Russian city of Sochi. It is the third time the Winter Olympics have been awarded to an Asian city.