February 8, 2018 marks the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 and the Games are under way in South Korea. We are watching athletes showcasing their amazing talents.
There are many facts about it that you don’t know. For example – United States Team is the biggest of any ever sent to the Winter Games?
We have collected some extremely amazing facts you probably didn’t know about the Winter Games. Keep scrolling to discover facts about the games themselves and the athletes competing.
Pyeongchang is the smallest city to do host winter Olympic games since the Lillehammer 1994 games in Norway. An interesting fact is that 84% of the territory in PyeongChang is mountains.
The modern Summer Olympics began in 1896 and Winter Olympics were added in 1924.
For the first time South Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics. The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in South Korea.
This is the third time that South Korea had bid to host the Winter Olympic games.
The estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is more than $10 billion, five times less than the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which were estimated to be the costliest ever.
Pyongyang, the PyeongChang resort is just 50 miles south of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. That is why it has changed its name for the Games, by capitalizing the “C” in order to avoid any potential confusion with North Korea’s capital.
Check out some beautiful pictures of 2018 Winter Olympics
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