The XXIII. Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang (Republic of Korea), from February 9th to February 25th 2018. The decision was brought at the International Olympic Committee’s 123rd session in Durban (Republic of South Africa) and besides Durban, and the other candidates that applied to host the Games were the cities of Annecy (France) and Munich (Germany).
South Korea's city of Pyeongchang is situated in the province of Gangwon, in the Taebaek Mountains, 180 km east of Seoul, the city-host of Olympics in 1988. During the Winter Olympics, the city of Pyeongchang that counts 43,703 inhabitants will host around 26 thousand people, of whom there will be around 6,000 athletes from 80 countries.
The program of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang comprises biathlon, bobsleigh, skeleton, curling, ice hockey, luge, figure skating, speed skating and short track speed skating, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping and snowboarding.
The Croatian Olympic Committee’s Office in charge for Olympic program foresees - based on the past experience and sports results – the performance of approximately 10 to 15 Croatian athletes in four to five sports. The project on preparations and performances of Croatian athletes at the Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018 has been approved at the session of the Council, held in December 2014.
OLYMPIC CANDIDATES FOR OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018
(status on November 2015)
TOP OLYMPIC CANDIDATES
POTENTIAL "A" CANDIDATES
POTENTIAL "B" CANDIDATES
Cross country skiing
Dražen Silić - bob dvosjed
Daria Obratov - singl