July 6th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

South Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee chose Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

The other two bid cities were Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France.

Pyeongchang narrowly failed in its bids for 2010 and 2014, losing by three votes to Vancouver, Canada, for last year's event and by four votes to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 event.

South Korea has never hosted the Winter Games, though the capital city of Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Games.

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  1. HRH banasy

    No, I will *not* leave my comment.
    Oh, wait...I just did.

    July 6, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jerry

    Lake Tahoe for the 2022 Winter Olympics

    July 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    YRH banasy, just do as youre told.

    July 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HRH banasy

    I do.
    Well, *most* of the time I do....

    July 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ajd041

    This is a joke article and I know the olympics are important and all but I don't care

    July 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rice Kube

    I hope this gang turf war between krips and broods is resolved by then.

    July 7, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |