2018 Winter Olympics
23rd edition of Winter Olympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea
This article needs to be updated. (March 2018)
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.
|Host city||Pyeongchang, South Korea|
(Korean: 하나된 열정., Hanadoen Yeoljeong)
|Athletes||2,922 (1,680 men and 1,242 women)|
|Events||102 in 7 sports (15 disciplines)|
|Stadium||Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium|
Officially, it is being called 'PyeongChang', spelled that way so people don't confuse it with Pyongyang, which is in North Korea.
Official host cityEdit
Former potential bidsEdit
On July 4, 2007, Sochi, Russia was selected to host the 2014 Winter Games, hurting European candidates' chances at a successful bid. The IOC rarely awards back-to-back games to the same continent.
- Munich, Germany
- Upper Carniola, Slovenia
- Annecy (eliminated)
- Hautes-Alpes (eliminated)
- Grenoble (eliminated)
- Nice (eliminated)
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- Tromsø, Norway (cancelled bid)
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:
- United States
|2018 Winter Olympic sports|
- ↑ Sochi given 2014 Winter Olympics
- ↑ "Sports | List of Summer and Winter Olympic Sports". International Olympic Committee. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-01-29.