South Korea Goes Wild as Pyeongchang Wins Bid to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]
Kirk, Donald, The Christian Science Monitor
The International Olympic Committee's selection of Pyeongchang, South Korea means the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Asia for the first time since the 1998 Games took place in Nagano, Japan.
When the word "Pyeongchang" flashed on the enormous television screen that filled a wall in the central square, the crowd burst into a cocphony of singing, cheering, dancing, and hugging.
For this town in the middle of South Korea's snow country, the choice of Pyeongcheong as the central venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics represents not only a triumph for Korea but for the individuals who live here in the shadows of the peaks and valleys where Olympic athletes will be …
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Publication information: Article title: South Korea Goes Wild as Pyeongchang Wins Bid to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]. Contributors: Kirk, Donald - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: July 6, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.