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PyeongChang 2018 Gets New Leader

Cho Yang-Ho, Chairman of the Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, who led PyeongChang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, is set to return as
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PyeongChang 2018 Head Resigns

The president of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee resigned abruptly Monday, calling for new leadership.Kim Jin-sun said after announcing his resignation," it has ...
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IOC Pleased With PyeongChang 2018 Progress

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is on a three-day visit to PyeongChang to assess the progress PyeongChang has made ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic ...
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Abuja 2018 Needs Millions

At a presentation Tuesday it was announced that about $120 million would be required by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration to develop the required ...
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Annecy, Munich React To PyeongChang's Victory

Annecy and Munich, former competitors of PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, congratulated PyeongChang for winning the 2018 Winter Olympic Games bid. In a ...
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PyeongChang Mayor Signs Host City Agreement

It's official.The host city agreement is signed and the Games will be held in PyeongChang in 2018."I did not expect a victory in the first ...
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Kim's rough road from an idea to an Olympic Games

“We cheered and we shouted out loud, and we cried, and that’s how I feel inside.”That’s how Jin-Sun Kim, former Governor of Gangwon Province and ...
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63 Votes for PyeongChang: Official Ballot Count for 2018 Olympic Winter Games Bid

The IOC has announced the voting results - this was one of the most decisive victories in olympic voting history.  Annecy received the lowest number ...
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Third-time lucky: PyeongChang Wins 2018 Olympic Bid

Durban, South Africa - It's third-time lucky for PyeongChang - the tiny South Korean mountain resort town has finally won an Olympic Games bid.  The ...
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A First Round Victory Declared in 2018 Olympic Bid Race

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) members have cast their first ballots for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games host city election in Durban, South Africa.Because a ...
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2018 Olympic Bid News Summary
Bid Status: PyeongChang won
Bid Date: July 6, 2011
Bid Location: Durban, South Africa
Description: PyeongChang defeated Munich and Annecy to win bid
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Aug. 7, 2008 Durban, South Africa chosen to host final vote
Sept. 24, 2009 France declares intention to bid
March 18, 2009 France nominates Annecy
Feb. 2009 First information to all NOCs
July - Aug. 2009 IOC to officially invite bid applicants from NOCs.
Oct. 15, 2009 Application Deadline
Dec. 2009 Applicant City Seminar
March 15, 2010 Application Files Due
End-June 2010 Candidate City Selection
July-Dec 2010 Prepare Bid Books
Jan. 11, 2011 Submission of candidature files and guarantees
Feb. 9-12, 2011 Evaluation Commission site visit to Annecy
Feb. 16-20, 2011 Evaluation Commission site visit to PyeongChang
March 1-4, 2011 Evaluation Commission site visit to Munich
May 10, 2011 Evaluation report released
May 18, 2011 Bid Presentations to IOC in Lausanne
July 6, 2011 Winner Announced at 123rd IOC Session - Durban, South Africa


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