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
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.
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.
Originally Posted by mike14
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.