2018 Winter Olympics

23rd edition of Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is a sporting event that took place in between February 9 and 25, 2018. The deadline for bids was January 2009. The winning city, Pyeongchang, South Korea, was announced on July 6, 2011.

XXIII Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang 2018 Olympic official emblem
Host cityPyeongchang, South Korea
MottoPassion. Connected.
(Korean: 하나된 열정., Hanadoen Yeoljeong)
Athletes2,922 (1,680 men and 1,242 women)
Events102 in 7 sports (15 disciplines)
Opening9 February
Closing25 February
Opened by
StadiumPyeongchang Olympic Stadium
Sochi 2014 Beijing 2022
Rio 2016 Tokyo 2020

Officially, it is being called 'PyeongChang', spelled that way so people don't confuse it with Pyongyang, which is in North Korea.

Official host city change

Former potential bids change

Asia change

Europe change

On July 4, 2007, Sochi, Russia was selected to host the 2014 Winter Games, hurting European candidates' chances at a successful bid.[1] The IOC rarely awards back-to-back games to the same continent.

North America change

America was going to submit a bid, but the country changed its bid to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here are the cities which had showed interest:

South America change

The Games change

Sports change

2018 Winter Olympic sports[2]
  • Biathlon
  • Bobsledding
    • Bobsleigh
    • Skeleton
  • Curling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Luge
  • Skating
    • Figure skating
    • Short track speed skating
    • Speed skating
  • Skiing
    • Alpine skiing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Freestyle skiing
    • Nordic combined
    • Ski jumping
    • Snowboarding

References change

  1. Sochi given 2014 Winter Olympics
  2. "Sports | List of Summer and Winter Olympic Sports". International Olympic Committee. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-01-29.