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Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Map
Description : Map showing the 2018 Winter Olympic games host city: Pyeongchang, South Korea. Disclaimer
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2018 Winter Olympics-Pyeongchang, South Korea : 
We all are well aware about the Sochi Winter Olympics which are being scheduled between 6thFebruary and 23rd February, 2014. To host an Olympic event is a matter of pride for every nation. No wonder, the bidding process for the same is quite tough, and the host city is decided years in advance. This helps the host country to develop the necessary infrastructure that is required for a spectacle of this magnitude.

The host for 2018 Winter Olympics was announced in the year 2011. The various countries that bid for hosting the same included France and Germany along with South Korea. It was South Korea that won the bid with 63 votes out of 95.

The Winter Olympics 2018 would be scheduled between 9th February and 25th February, 2018. The host city for the events is Pyeongchang, a county in South Korea. The city is at an altitude of 2460 ft above sea level with a mountainous terrain making it ideal for hosting the events.

A total of fifteen different sports and a total of ninety-eight events would be witnessed by audience from all over the world. These would include Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Speed Skating, Short track Speed Skating, Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Biathlon, Luge, Cross country skiing, Free style skiing, Nordic Combined, Snow board, Sky jumping and Skeleton.

The series of events would take place at Olympic Park of Hoenggye with a capacity of accommodating over 50,000 guests.

In case you have missed this year's Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang in 2018 should be your destination!

Last Updated : January 23, 2014

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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