Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Who's lining up for tickets to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea?

    No, I'm not in line yet, and perhaps it's a bit early, but the IOC announced the city selection today, and Pyeongchang won over rival bids from Annecy France and Munich Germany.

    The main venue will be at the Alpensia Resort. The Olympic slogan will be "New Horizons."

    Photos from the Korea Herald:

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  2. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, looks like a neat place. Glad my country isn't spending the $$ to host it :)
     
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    Anyone else imagining the security and anti-missle technology needed for this event?
     
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    I have to admit, part of me was immediately concerned about the North/South tension. I hope everything goes off without a hitch, but I'm sure we'll see some "fireworks" before the ceremonies kick off.
     
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    Good point. Not sure I'd be comfortable being there--only the second Olympics of my lifetime for which I'd consider turning down free tickets.
     
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  7. Alaerian Guest

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    My uncle, Tim Lewis, competed at the '88 Seoul Olympics in Race Walking.

    Skip to 4:20 of this (terrible!) video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_pJa-T4Gm0
    He's in much of Part 2 and 3.

    He notes no hostilities or issues that he can recall, but that may have to do with North Korea's boycott of the games that year.
     

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