won the right to
stage the 2018
Games, it set in motion the evolution of
a small resort town in the Republic of
Korea into a winter sports hub for Asia.
With the clock now ticking down to the
Opening Ceremony on 9 February, the
next Olympic host city – located in
Gangwon Province in the eastern part
has evolved from
a small resort
town to a winter
of the country – is ready to showcase its
passion and technology to the world.
PyeongChang 2018 will be the
Republic of Korea’s ﬁ rst Olympic
Winter Games, and its ﬁ rst Games
of any kind since the capital city of
Seoul hosted the summer Games in
1988. Those Games are still celebrated
for helping to increase the country’s
global proﬁ le, highlighting its impressive
social and economic development.