2018 Winter Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver; 제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.wikipedia
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2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver; 제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea on 9 February 2018.

Gangwon Province, South Korea

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver; 제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.
Pyeongchang County hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Pyeongchang County

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver; 제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony. Pyeongchang bid to host both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, but lost in the final rounds of voting to Vancouver and Sochi respectively.
Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Olympic Games

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This was the second time that South Korea had hosted the Olympic Games, having previously hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, but it was only the first Winter Olympics to be held in the country.
Over 14,000 athletes competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics combined, in 35 different sports and over 400 events.

2022 Winter Olympics

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It was the first of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the following two being Tokyo 2020 (summer) and Beijing 2022 (winter).
These Games will be the first Winter Olympics ever to be held in China, the fourth Winter Olympics held in East Asia, and the last of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

2020 Summer Olympics

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It was the first of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the following two being Tokyo 2020 (summer) and Beijing 2022 (winter).
The 2020 Games will be the second of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the first being the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea, and the next being the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Winter Olympic Games

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This was the second time that South Korea had hosted the Olympic Games, having previously hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, but it was only the first Winter Olympics to be held in the country.
Also, the Winter Olympic Games have been held just once each in Germany (1936), Yugoslavia (1984), Russia (2014) and South Korea (2018).

North Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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North Korea agreed to participate in the Games despite tense relations with South Korea; the two nations paraded together at the opening ceremony as a unified Korea, and fielded a unified team (COR) in the women's ice hockey.
North Korea competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Norway at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Norway led the total medal tally with 39, followed by Germany's 31 and Canada's 29.
Norway competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018.

Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Norway led the total medal tally with 39, followed by Germany's 31 and Canada's 29.
Germany competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 153 competitors in 14 sports.

Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Norway led the total medal tally with 39, followed by Germany's 31 and Canada's 29.
Canada competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25, 2018.

South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Host nation South Korea won 17 medals, their highest medal haul at a Winter Olympics, five of which were gold.
South Korea competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, from 9 to 25 February 2018, as the host nation.

South Korea

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIII es Jeux olympiques d'hiver; 제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.
His tenure so far has seen an improving political relationship with North Korea, some increasing divergence in the military alliance with the United States, and the successful hosting of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Russian Olympic Committee

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After a state-sponsored doping program was exposed following the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended, but selected athletes were allowed to compete neutrally under the special IOC designation of "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR).
On 28 February 2018, following completion of doping test checks for Russian athletes that participated in 2018 Winter Olympics, the IOC reinstated the Russian Olympic Committee, despite two failed drug tests during the games.

123rd IOC Session

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Pyeongchang was elected as the host city in July 2011, at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.
At the session, Pyeongchang, South Korea was announced as the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.

Korean reunification

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North Korea agreed to participate in the Games despite tense relations with South Korea; the two nations paraded together at the opening ceremony as a unified Korea, and fielded a unified team (COR) in the women's ice hockey.
However, in the late 2010s, relations between North and South Korea have warmed somewhat, beginning with North Korea's participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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North Korea agreed to participate in the Games despite tense relations with South Korea; the two nations paraded together at the opening ceremony as a unified Korea, and fielded a unified team (COR) in the women's ice hockey.
A unified team of South Korea and North Korea competed under the title "Korea" at the 2018 Winter Olympics in ice hockey.

North Korea–South Korea relations

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North Korea agreed to participate in the Games despite tense relations with South Korea; the two nations paraded together at the opening ceremony as a unified Korea, and fielded a unified team (COR) in the women's ice hockey.
In 2018, beginning with North Korea's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics, the relationship has seen a major diplomatic breakthrough and become significantly warmer.

Munich bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Munich also launched a bid to host these Games.
Munich 2018 was an unsuccessful bid by Munich, Germany for the 2018 edition of the Winter Olympic Games.

PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

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The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) was launched at its inaugural assembly on 19 October 2011.
The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) is an organisation that oversees the planning and development of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

PyeongChang Winners

The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games created Pyeongchang WINNERS in 2014 by recruiting university students living in South Korea to spread awareness of the Olympic Games through social networking services and news articles.
PyeongChang WINNERS, also known as WINNERS, is an initiative created by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 to promote the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics by recruiting university students living in South Korea to spread awareness of the Winter Olympics through social networking services and news articles.

Gangneung

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The indoor ice events were held in the nearby city of Gangneung.
The city hosted all the ice events for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium

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The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium on 9 February 2018; the US$100 million facility was only intended to be used for the opening and closing ceremonies of these Olympics and the subsequent Paralympics, and was demolished following their conclusion.
The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium was a temporary venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Bids for the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang bid to host both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, but lost in the final rounds of voting to Vancouver and Sochi respectively.
Pyeongchang was eventually chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Olympic Committee of Kosovo

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A total of 2,914 athletes from 92 NOCs competed, including the national debuts of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.
The Committee was represented for the first time at the Winter Olympics at PyeongChang 2018 by skier Albin Tahiri.