PyeongChang 2018 to be biggest Winter Olympics in history

Casey Dawson
February 1, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Abe is the only leader from the four regional powers - the US, China, Japan and Russian Federation - visiting South Korea during the Winter Games.

A record 102 medals will be awarded in 15 disciplines.

Vonn made her Olympic debut at the 2002 Games.

With the figure up 4 percent from ten days ago, Lee sounded hopeful tickets will sell out for the 2018 Winter Games, which will kick off in PyeongChang less than two weeks from today, while saying only "a small number of events" account for the remaining 26 percent.

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However, given the North's decision on Monday, the official said it was unlikely that any joint performance would be held before the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang on Feb 9.

Ticket sales for both the Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang have been one of the main concerns of the International Olympic Committee in the build-up to the two events. Players part of National Hockey League teams will not be allowed to participate in the Games. The U.S. and Japan are skeptical that North Korea's participation in the Olympics will lead to a lasting peace, as Kim Jong Un's regime has objected to any talks that could lead to denuclearization.

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October 19, 2017 - The IOC announces Apostolos Angelis, a 24 year-old cross-country skier from Greece, will be the first torchbearer for the 2018 Olympic Games. The torch is then handed to Angelis, the first torchbearer, who then passes it to its first South Korean torchbearer, former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung.

Many observers both inside and beyond South Korea have been anxious that the North's sudden overtures ahead of the Winter Olympics are merely a delaying tactic, or worse, an effort to fracture the worldwide coalition aligned against its nuclear weapons program by pretending it is willing to talk.

Bach will tour the competition venues and Olympic Villages.

"I don't want to compete at the Olympics without our flag or anthem".

Alibaba's views are in line with the Olympics Agenda 2020 reforms that also aimed to make the Games more attractive and cut the cost of hosting them.

Reuters has been barred from the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea after it published photos of an under-wraps rehearsal.

People only really care about the Winter Olympics when Cool Runnings is on, or if the host being accused of corruption and human rights abuses.

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