Pyeongchang, South Korea awarded 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang’s long battle for the Winter Olympics came to and end as the IOC voted the Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics! It’ll be the first time that South Korea will host Winter Olympics.

Pyeongchang is a beautiful city located in Gangwon-do. It is a popular ski destination and attracts many visitors across the globe in winter. YongPyong ski resort, in Pyeongchang is also the filming site of Winter Sonata.

Korea has never give up besides losing the previous bids on 2010 and 2004.

South Korea’s Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna (김연아) emphasised in her speech at the presentation that a victory by Pyeongchang would mean the possibility for success for young athletes around the world.

We finally did it Korea 우리가 해냈습니다! Together, let’s cheer for the Republic of Korea 대한민국!

우리가 하냈어요 (Photo: Yonhap News)

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