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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018

The Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were from February 9 to 25, 2018. The Winter Paralympic Games are from March 9 to 18, 2018.

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Athletes compete in winter sports during the Olympic Winter Games.

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Thousands of Athletes Compete

Over 50,000 athletes from over 100 countries competeed in various sports like skiing, bobsleigh, skating, curling, ice hockey, and snowboarding.

Ceremonies and Competitions

The opening and closing ceremonies took place at the Hoenggye Olympic Park and competitionswere held in places like the Alpensia ski resort.

Some public holidays in South Korea took place during the games.

Every Four Years Before

The Olympic Games are a global multi-sporting event subdivided into summer and winter games. Previously, the summer and winter games were in the same year, with a four-year gap between the games.

Every Two Years Now

In 1992, the schedule changed, and these days the winter and summer games alternate every two years. The last Summer Olympic Games were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 and the last winter games were in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

First Winter Games

The first official Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, over 600 km south-east of Paris, France, in 1924. More than 250 athletes from 16 nations competed at the games.

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