South Korean city to host 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang, South Korea is selected, for the winter Olympics GamesSouth Korea 2018 hosted three editions of the winter winter GamesMunich has tried never hosted the first city in the summer and winter Olympic host will

dem were in PyeongChang, South Korea, early Thursday as the city to host the Olympic Games was named in 2018, deafening applause.


Thousands of South Koreans gathered at the foot of a ski jump far beyond midnight, a passionate display of excitement that picnic Fireworks, singing, dance, and Kimchi--contain the traditional Korean side dish.


"This is the victory of the Korean people," said President Lee Myung-bak in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, where the decision was announced.


"I thank you all," he added.


PyeongChang County beat two other bid cities: Munich, France, Germany, and Annecy.


Their slogan for the Winter Olympics is "New Ho(e)rizonte".""


PyeongChang errors just in his bids for 2010 and 2014 Winter Games, with three votes to Vancouver, Canada, with four votes to Sochi, and for event of last year, for the games 2014 to lose Russia. The sheer number of native who came to see the notice on the Hill show showed their confidence in the this year's decision.


"I also can tell not how happy I am", a resident said. "Everyone came together and prayed that we would win." South Korea has the winter never hosted, although the capital city of Seoul the summer 1988 hosted.


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France has three editions of the Winter Olympics in 1992 in Albertville hosted. Annecy met bid with many difficulties in its offer at the Olympic Games 2018, including a small budget and change of leadership in the Committee.


It won, would have been the first city in Munich, the summer and winter Olympic host. The city moved the summer games in 1972.

Representatives from the three cities made their cases members of the Committee in Durban, South Africa Wednesday.