South Korea to host 2018 Winter Olympics

7 Jul

Korean figure skater Kim Yu Na, Olympic Gold Medallist

Just walked into work and was greeted with the news that South Korea have won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Both my boss and Korean co-worker seem DELIGHTED by the news. They will take place in the city of Pyeongchang in central Korea, a city I actually visited over winter on a ski trip.

One thing Korea always has plenty of is snow and cold weather so at least that won’t be a problem like it was in Vancouver! This is a great win for South Korea and will surely be good news for English schools here as many people will want to improve their English coming up to the games.

It is also incredible news for the Korean economy as, according to Yonhap News, the economic impact of South Korea’s hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics is expected to top 20 trillion won  with 230,000 more jobs to be created!!!

Sadly I have no idea where I will be in 7 years time, but a trip back to South Korea may be in order!


About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Simon Says... You really should drink this!

Adventures in ale and other stories...


Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.


Fitness, Lifestyle & Travel

Kev's Blog

Thoughts and Expressions

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Perambulating Asia

From England to Asia, and everything in between

Journey Forgotten

Leaving trails behind every trip, sharing useful information about Seoul and other places visited.

T-skjorter, Logobånd, Caps, banner, Bagger


"A Blog worth reading "

Jeff Schneider

The world through the lense of a digital nomad

See What Eye See

Nikki's Images

The Secret Map

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole that is Asia. You may never return.

Travels with Tricia A. Mitchell

Sharing Tales of People, Places & Passion. A travel blog to inspire & inform with slow-travel narratives about citizen diplomacy, culture, wine & food, and social good.


Snippets and stories from an over-active imagination


Heather does some cool things and writes about them. Welcome Internet friends. Scroll down to Archives to read from the beginning.

Eat Sleep Chic

Frugal fashionista, foodie, trips around the world and my personal style & lifestyle!


Shots and Sauces on the Tongue of Korea


It was all fun and games, until the fisticuffs and shenanigans... -Deutschmarc

Something Like a Storybook

This is where Morgan Bradham shares stuff.

Kendall Kessler Art

Original Art by Award Winning Artist Kendall Kessler


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,180 other followers

%d bloggers like this: