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07-06-2011, 12:54 PM
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Winter Olympics 2018 (Confirmed: Pyeongchang, South Korea)

http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...ash=a7722b240f

Pyeongchang have won the bid to Host the 2018 Winter Olympics, I didn't even know they had snow there...

This means we will see a South Korea hockey team ranked below hockey powerhouses such as Serbia, Spain, and Romania competing against the likes of Canada, USA, Russia and you know the rest
This should be... interesting

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Big question is how you pronounce that.

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Big question is why South Korea...?

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Of course they have snow there.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battl...osin_Reservoir

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It says the location is North Korea

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Anyone know what the time difference is?

Can't wait for those 5 am games

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Big question is why South Korea...?
Other two bidders were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany. Would have made a lot more sense to have it in Munich

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Yeah I'm pretty sure that's North Korea. Guess I'm not going lol.

Edit: Never mind I was thinking of another similarly named North Korean city.


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What's the time difference?

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Other two bidders were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany. Would have made a lot more sense to have it in Munich

OOOOOOO MUNICH

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Anyone know what the time difference is?

Can't wait for those 5 am games
I think Korea is 14 hours ahead of NYC

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It says the location is North Korea
Yes. But they have winters just like anyone else is my point.

And the closer you get to N. Korea the colder.

Soldiers stationed in Korea at the border hate it because of the weather and also because they are staring at the N. Korean army lol.

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Yes. But they have winters just like anyone else is my point.

And the closer you get to N. Korea the colder.

Soldiers stationed in Korea at the border hate it because of the weather and also because they are staring at the N. Korean army lol.
Yeah I know, I just meant it as a joke because they're not exactly a country known for having a cold climate

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Anyone know what the time difference is?

Can't wait for those 5 am games
+13 hours.

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Another big question is will the NHL be taking part

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Big question is why South Korea...?
Biggest selling point was their organizational skills from previous events according to some Olympic committee guy on TV. South Korea have hosted the Olympics before, 1988 summer Olympics I believe. That time it was held in Seoul.

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Yeah I know, I just meant it as a joke because they're not exactly a country known for having a cold climate
Yeah.

It should be interesting for sure. Im looking forward to it.

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December-March in Pyeongchang, the average high is apparently between 28-40 degrees, varying month to month. Pretty wintry.

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Yeah I know, I just meant it as a joke because they're not exactly a country known for having a cold climate
Not trying to be a dick, but seriously?????
I would have thought that Korean winters were well known around the world, especially in countries whose armies fought and froze in them....

Seems like a good choice, by all accounts their bid was absolutely top-notch.

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Hopefully Russia is the last time we see NHL players there.

It's a joke to shut down the season.

It's also great getting to see college level kids get a chance to represent their country.

The Olympics are a waste anyway. Even if the winter ones are fun to watch.

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Would've rather had it in Germany but South Korea is actually a very nice place.

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I'm not an authority, but I believe that after the Italian games they removed the automatice bid for the host country. Korea will have to qualify like everyone else.

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I don't have a problem with South Korea having it, really, but the the time difference, especially after the time difference in the Sochi games we'll have will be awful. I really hope the Olympics go back to amateur games, though. If the Russian players want to void their contracts to be allowed to play, good for them.

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Not trying to be a dick, but seriously?????
I would have thought that Korean winters were well known around the world, especially in countries whose armies fought and froze in them....
The Korean War is very glossed over in schools (and movies) here. But yeah, the Korean winters during the war were worse than the cold weather during the Battle of the Bulge in WW2. But we won that war, so we made movies about that one.

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