Winter Olympics

A look at Pyeongchang, home of the 2018 Winter Olympics

 

Originally published at: TeyMarieAstudillo.com

They say the third time’s a charm, and for South Korea that’s proven to be the case, at least in terms of the 2018 Olympic Games.

On July 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee announced that Pyeongchang, South Korea finally won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, after losing to Canada and Russia the previous two times in a row. (Click here to watch the video of the announcement)


The ROK proudly beat out other top contenders such as Annecy, France and Munich, Germany, and it will be the second time the Olympic Games have been held in Korea since hosting the Summer Olympics in Seoul in 1988.


[Fifteen] 평창 Pyeongchang

평창 평창! 2018년 동계 올림픽이 올리는 곳으로 선정되서 제가 직접 평창으로 달려가봤습니다...는 아니고 ㅋㅋ 어떻게 하다 보니까, 발표 날짜 몇일 후에 가게 됐습니다. 밤 늦게 도착하고, 다다음날 새벽같이 일찍 서울로 돌아오는 바람에 정말로 피곤하고 힘든 여행이었습니다.

그렇기 때문에, 여러분이 이 글을  더 더욱  재밌게 봐주시면 감사하겠습니다 :) ㅎㅎ 그럼, 사진을 통해서, 저와 함께 평창으로 한번 가보실래요?

I had a chance to visit Pyeongchang shortly after it was announced that the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the province. It was really difficult arriving there late at night and then after staying for two nights, leaving for home early in the morning. But, I hope you enjoy the pictures and learn more about Alpensia, which will be one the main places where the Olympics will be held.

Korean American Olympic skier Toby Dawson bids for Pyeongchang

In hopes of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Bid Committee announced on Sunday that one of their final presenters will be Toby Dawson, the Korean American skier who won the bronze medal for the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Expressing his commitment to the bid, Dawson promised: “I will do my best to open the Winter Games in the nation where I was born.”


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