Thursday, July 07, 2011

Winter Olympics for South Korea in 2018

Pyeongchang has been awarded the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Korean venue defeated rivals Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, in the first round of the secret ballot of the International Olympic Committee yesterday.

Needing 48 votes for victory, Pyeongchang received 63 of the 95 votes cast. Munich received 25 and Annecy seven.

Pyeonchang lost narrowly in previous bids for the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. The Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink, which hosted the 2009 Mount Titlis World Women's Curling Championship, will host the Olympic (and Paralympic) curling in 2018, see here. There are photos of the venue in this post from the WCF.

The official Olympic 2018 website is here.