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Venue: Where will the 2018 Winter Games take place?
Pyeongchang in South Korea
The International Olympic Committee, or IOC for short, awarded the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to the city of Pyeongchang in South Korea. It is the second time in the history of the country that it can host the Olympic games.
The games will take place in February 2018. The South Korean city had applied to host the competition in 2010 and 2014, but had failed in the application. The competitions will take place at six different locations around Pyeongchang.
In addition to Pyeongchang, the German city of Munich and Annecy from France had also applied for the 2018 Winter Games. They were defeated by the competition out of South-East Asia when the games were official awarded on July 6th, 2011.
Map: Pyeongchang, South Korea
When will the 2018 Winter Olympics take place?
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang start on February 9th, 2018 with the opening ceremony in the Olympiapark Hoenggye. 16 days later, on February 25th, all the competitions will be done and the games will be over.
When does the closing ceremony take place?
The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games takes place on the evening of Februrary 25th 2018, at the same location where the opening ceremony took place: in the Olympiapark Hoenggye. The anthems of South Korea (as organizer), Greece (as the birthplace of the Olympic Games) and China (next venue) and the Olympic anthem will be heard.
How many competitions are there?
Within the framework of the 2018 Olympic Games the athletes will compete in 7 sports, 15 disciplines and 102 events and compete for medals. New in the Olympic program will be the following competitions in 2018: Alpine Skiing - Mixed Team Event, Curling Mixed Doubles, Speed Skating - Mass Start Men's and Women's and Snowboard - Big Air. Snowboard Parallel Slalom was taken out.