Next Winter Olympics Schedule 2018: Pyeongchang Games South Korea After Sochi For XXIII Schedule Starts February 9

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Feb 24, 2014 03:17 PM EST
Pyeongchang mayor Lee Sok-ra
Pyeongchang mayor Lee Sok-ra waves the Olympic flag as IOC President Thomas Bach applauds during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. "

Many wonder when is the next Winter Olympics after the Sochi 2014 games and that will be in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea and that will be four years away for the XXIII event and that starts on February 9 and goes to February 25 in 2018 and is coming up fast now that Russia has completed their tournament and Olympic games.

Pyeongchang is not expected to have the vast problems that Russia had, especially with four years to look and see how much Vladimir Putin screwed things up and the biggest difference should be the weather, as the city is not a resort town like Sochi. The conditions were terrible and athletes lives will never be the same after the hard conditions in Russia, including for one who broke their back and Putin will have to live with that, although he likely doesn't care one bit about it.

Pyeongchang is located about three hours from the major city of Seoul and according to Yahoo Sports, there are over 40,000 residents and that the snow should not be a problem. During the Sochi games, Pyeongchang reported snow during the run of events and that would help add to the conditions once the games open four years from how and the temperatures are cold as well, a far cry from the 50 degrees and higher in Sochi, because all Winter Olympics should be held in places that are warmer than Florida in February, very smart IOC, we all applaud you greatly for how wise and NOT corrupt you are.

The city of Pyeongchang has been bidding hard for the Olympics and after losing out to Vancouver in 2010 and the idiotic choice of Sochi for 2014, they finally made it in for 2018. Yahoo reports that the ski resort town will be the first since Albertville, France in 1992 to host and it is the second Asian city after Nagano in modern times to have the games. It won a bid over Annecy, France and Munich, Germany. Pyeongchang is not expected to be as ill-prepared as Russia was for the games, but it's likely that no one in the future will screw things up and spend as much money as Russia did. Bravo IOC.

Check here for the Wiki on the 2018 Olympics, or for the official page from the IOC.

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