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Pyeongchang 2018 was the 23th Winter Olympics (XXIII) after Sochi 2014. They were held in South Korea. Pyeongchang competed against Annecy, France, and Munich, Germany. This was the second time that the Olympics have visited South Korea, after Seoul 1988.

The Russian delegation was suspended, and only selected athletes were allowed to participate as Olympic Athletes from Russia. North Korea also participated, and to show an improving relationship between the two Koreas, a unified team was created to compete in women's ice hockey, as well as a combined entry during the opening and closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

BiddingEdit

Pyeongchang lost in the bid of both Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, but tried again for 2018. To win the bid, they had to defeat Munich (which already hosted Munich 1972) and Annecy. After the first round of voting, Pyeongchang had 63 votes (against 25 and 7, respectively), more than the required majority of 48 votes.

Pyeongchang Awarded 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang Awarded 2018 Winter Olympics

Jacques Rogge announces the winner of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Opening ceremonyEdit

Main article: Opening ceremony

The opening ceremony on 9 February was to convey a message of peace across the world. The ceremony, with the motto "Peace in Motion" shows that everything can live together in harmony and that everything is made out of the balance between yin and yang.

VenuesEdit

Main article: Venues

The venues of Pyeongchang were mostly divided into two clusters: the ice events mostly took part in Gangneung, while the snow events took place in the Alpensia resort. The two standalone venues were the Bokwang Snow Park and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, which hosted the Freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and some alpine skiing events, respectively.

Medal TableEdit

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 14 14 11 39
2 Germany 14 10 7 31
3 Canada 11 8 10 29
4 USA 9 8 6 23
5 Netherlands 8 6 6 20
6 Sweden 7 6 1 14
7 South Korea 5 8 4 17
8 Switzerland 5 6 4 15
9 France 5 4 6 15
10 Austria 5 3 6 14
11 Japan 4 5 4 13
12 Italy 3 2 5 10
13 OAR 2 6 9 17
14 Czech Republic 2 2 3 7
15 Belarus 2 1 0 3
16 China 1 6 2 9
17 Slovakia 1 2 0 3
18 Finland 1 1 4 6
18 Great Britain 1 0 4 5
20 Poland 1 0 1 2
21 Hungary 1 0 0 1
21 Ukraine 1 0 0 1
23 Australia 0 2 1 3
24 Slovenia 0 1 1 2
25 Belgium 0 1 0 1
26 New Zealand 0 0 2 2
26 Spain 0 0 2 2
28 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
28 Latvia 0 0 1 1
28 Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1

See AlsoEdit

  • Logos - A collection of logos featuring this event.
  • Mascots - The official mascots of this Olympics'.
  • Torch - Information about this Olympics' torch.
  • Medal table - The medal table of this Olympics.
  • Venues - Information about this Olympics' venues.

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