Winter Olympics 2018, The Winter Olympics 2018, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (French: Les XXIIIes Jeux olympiques d’hiver, Korean: translit. Je-isipsamhoe Donggye Ollimpik) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, are an international multi-sport event TV NBCSN , NBC scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, with opening rounds in certain events being held on the eve of the opening ceremony, 8 February 2018. Pyeongchang was selected as the host city in July 2011, during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa. It marks the first time that South Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics, and the second Olympics held in the country since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
These Games will feature 102 events in fifteen sports disciplines, including the addition of big air snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing to the Winter Olympic programme. 2,952 athletes from 92 National Olympic Committees will compete, including the debut of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.
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The lead-up to these Games were threatened by the ongoing tensions between South Korea and neighbouring North Korea, which led to several countries threatening to skip these Olympics if the security of their delegations were not guaranteed. In January 2018, the two countries agreed to march together during the opening ceremony, and to field a unified women’s hockey team. These moves were met with opposition by South Korean critics, who believed that the country was using the Games as a platform for pro-North Korean sentiment. Russia’s participation in these Olympics has also been impacted by an ongoing doping scandal; the International Olympic Committee suspended the Russian Olympic Committee, and barred its athletes from participating under the Russian flag, although athletes whitelisted by the IOC will be allowed to compete under the title “Olympic Athletes from Russia”.
Pyeongchang bid to host both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, but lost in the final rounds of voting to Vancouver and Sochi respectively.
Munich also launched a bid to host these Games. Prior to Beijing’s successful 2022 Winter Olympics bid, Munich would have become the first city to host both the Winter and the Summer Games, having previously hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics, but received 25 votes. Annecy (in southeastern France) launched a bid, but failed to secure public support from local citizens. Their bid received seven votes.
Pyeongchang was elected as the host city at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban in 2011, earning the necessary majority of at least 48 votes in just one round of voting, with more votes than its competitors combined. Pyeongchang will be the third Asian city to host the Winter Games; the first two were in Japan, at Sapporo (1972) and Nagano, Winter Olympics 2018,Winter Olympics 2018, Winter Olympics 2018, Winter Olympics 2018 Winter Olympics 2018 Full HD TV