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2018 Winter Olympics To Be In South Korea

Feb. 25, 2010, file photo of the Olympic rings in Whistler, Canada, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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Feb. 25, 2010, file photo of the Olympic rings in Whistler, Canada, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the just announced from Durban, South Africa.

The other finalists were: Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France.

The last time the Winter Olympics were held in Asia was in 1998, at Nagano, Japan.

The 2010 Winter Games were held in Vancouver, Canada. The 2014 Winter Games will be in Sochi, Russia.

Summer Olympics are set for London in 2012 and Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

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