The Olympics is the largest sporting event of the world, with thousands of participants from 200 countries. They are inspired by the ancient sporting event held at Olympia, Greece from 8th century B.C.
Today, there are many variants to the Games like the Paralympics and Youth Olympics. Olympics are held every four years, with alternating Winter and Summer Olympics after every two years.
So, when can you visit the next Olympics?
2018 holds the promise of a Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea from 9th to 25th February. Winter Olympics are a special occasion to view some of the best in winter sports. The competition programme for PyeongChang 2018 includes exciting new events like snowboard big air, speed skating mass start, curling mixed doubles and the Alpine team event. This means that the total number of gold medal events will be 102 – the most ever contested at an Olympic Winter Games to date.
What are the other sports played at Winter Olympics?
You can enjoy the best in speed skating, freestyle skiing, skeleton, snowboarding, skijoring, figure skating and ice hockey.
Visitors to the game can watch out for Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi, who has over 50 world cup wins. After finishing fourth in Sochi Olympics 2014, she will be a favourite on this track.
How can one visit the Games?
You can purchase tickets on the official Olympics website. Visitors can also enjoy the Korean Train Express High-Speed rail link between Seoul and Pyeongchang. The high-speed link will also run a direct service from Incheon International Airport. It is anticipated that the KTX will transport up to 20,910 passengers each day from Incheon to Jinbu (PyeongChang) and Gangneung stations, enabling easy and quick travel to the two main hubs of the sporting programme.
There are various budget accommodations available for visitors with an hour’s driving distance from the main venue.
One can also visit the Woljeongsa Buddhist temple or go mountaineering in Odaesan near Pyeongchang.
Plan a trip to the Olympics 2018 in Korea for a truly immersive winter experience.
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