The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang Korea

The Olympic summer and winter games are held every four years. 2014 Sochi Olympic Games organised in the 22th. The next four years later, in 2018. The twenty-third winter Olympic Games will be held from 9 to 25 feb 2018 with the South Korean Pyeongchang. The choice of South Korea announced on July 6, 2011. The announcement was for 123.The IOC session in Durban in South Africa. There were several candidates for organizing the OLYMPICS 123..PyeongChang was selected ahead of the German city of Munich and Annecy, France. It is the first time in the history of the Olympic Games to South Korea must organise the Olympic Winter Games. Previously, South Korea has already hosted the summer Olympic Games. The summer Olympic Games held since 1988 in Seoul.

PyeongChang 2018 is the host city for the Olympic Games


The Olympic Games are an international sports event held every four years. At the Olympics, thousands of athletes participate. These athletes can choose from a variety of Olympic sports. An Olympic sport can be attributed to the Olympic Games or the winter Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee has its own definition of a sport? ??. The IOC is a sports a collection of disciplines that are represented by a single international federation. This federation must be a member of the IOC.

The philosophy behind the games

The Olympic movement? ?? carries the philosophy behind the Olympics. The Olympic movement? ?? is:

  • the international sports federations
  • National Olympic committees
  • Game Organizer

The International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee is the organizer of the Olympic Games and is therefore responsible for:

  • The election of the host city,
  • Olympic program.

At a meeting of the IOC, the location and the organizer of the games chosen among candidates. The selected city is also host to the Paralympics. By organizing the games is also certain symbols and rituals that are associated. These can include:

  • The Olympic flag,
  • The Olympic flame.

Olympic Rules defined in the Olympic Charter.

Olympic sports


The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Games in 2018 in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang. PyeongChang had also applied for candidacy for the Organization of the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. But Pyeongchang lost time from Vancouver and Sochi respectively.
The distribution of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang means that the Winter Olympics will take place for the third time in Asia. Both the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics took place in Japan. Host cities were respectively Sapporo and Nagano 1998.
Lee Myung-Bak
The distribution of the Winter Olympics to South Korea was a personal success for South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak. Lee Myung-Bak announced shortly before the elections, “it is my duty to bring the winter games to Asia”


The city of Pyeongchang is located 180 km south of the Korean capital, Seoul. The city has about 48000 residents. PyeongChang has also had in 2010 and 2014 candidate for organizing the games. In July 2011, it was decided that the Olympic Winter Games will be held in 2018 in Pyeongchang. The two other candidates were Munich and Annecy.