Saturday, July 9, 2011

South Korea’s Pyeongchang to Host 2018 Winter Olympics


South Korea’s Pyeongchang has been chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, beating out Germany’s Munich and France’s Annecy.

Pyeongchang gained the majority of votes in the first round of voting at the International Olympic Committee's 123rd session in Durban, South Africa. Pyeongchang received 63 of the 95 votes cast. Munich won 25 votes while the French city garnered only seven.



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