The International Olympic Committee chose Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The other two bid cities were Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France.
Pyeongchang narrowly failed in its bids for 2010 and 2014, losing by three votes to Vancouver, Canada, for last year's event and by four votes to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 event.
South Korea has never hosted the Winter Games, though the capital city of Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Games. Ref. CNN
The winter Olympics started in South Korea, any predictions on who will win the most medals? Of course I'm backing America all the way and I will like to see what happens with the North Koreans.
Who's winning and losing at the Olympics. The first five medal events at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games have concluded, and Team USA is still searching for its first trip to the Olympics podium.
Saturday was a big day for Netherlands and Scandinavian countries. The Dutch swept the ladies' 3,000-meter speed-skating event and took silver in men's 1,500-meter short-track speed skating. In the 15-kilometer ladies' skiathlon event, Sweden, Norway and Finland took gold, silver and bronze, respectively. Germany also had a huge day, taking gold in both the men's normal hill ski jump and the women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon. Ref. CNN.
Wind wreaking havoc and everything else you need to know Monday at the Olympics. The weather was terrible for the women's snowboarding slopestyle final, leading to a number of crashes that had athletes questioning their safety. Ref. USAToday.