PyeongChang 2018

Republic of Korea

(09 February - 25 February)


(Created on 30/12/2017, to be continued...)

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
(French: Les XXIIIeme Jeux olympiques d'hiver; Hangul제23회 동계 올림픽;
RRJe-isipsamhoe Donggye Ollimpik) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018[1] ([pʰjʌŋ.tɕʰaŋ]),
is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place
from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.


Emplacement des sites : PyeongChang, Gangneung, Jeongseon


Olympic stadium




Official mascots: Soohorang for Winter Olympics and Bandabi for Paralympics 2018

Frosty reception for South Korea's Winter Olympics detente with North - 19 January 2018
"Young people and conservatives in South Korea accuse President Moon Jae-in of sacrificing Olympic ideals for diplomatic expediency."


Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games - 17 January 2018
"North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics in the South."

+ Winter Olympics: How good is North Korea at sport?
+ North Korea: A sporting history of bombs and diplomacy
+ North Korea's cheerleading charm offensive
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words


North, South Korea to March Together at Winter Olympics - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 January 2018
"Negotiators for North and South Korea agreed that the North would take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
It would be the first time in 12 years that the two Koreas have cooperated at the Olympics."


North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang - 9 January 2018
"North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say."

+ North v South: A history of sport, bombs and diplomacy
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words
+ Korea talks: Finally, a bit of optimism
+ North Korea opens new ski resort

+ What we know of the Koreas' red and green phones
+ Video: Tensions are high between the two warring countries
+ Video: North Korea's star ice-skating duo have qualified for the Winter Olympics
+ N and S Korean gymnasts pose for selfie
+ The future for the North Korean selfie gymnast


North Korea reopens hotline to South to discuss Olympics - 3 January 2018
"North Korea has reopened a hotline to South Korea, almost two years after it was disabled on the orders of leader Kim Jong-un."

+ What we know about the red and green phones
+ Will North Korea compete at the Winter Olympics?
+ A history of North Korea at the Olympics

+ Washington has encouraged all countries to isolate North Korea
+ Video: Take a tour of Panmunjom
+ Trump to Kim: My button's bigger than yours
+ When Trump was handed the nuclear codes
+ How would the US order a nuclear strike?


North Korea and the Olympics: Bombs, media blackouts and glory - 3 January 2018
"For a country like North Korea, where image is everything, the Olympic Games present a conundrum."
+ Video: North Korea's star ice-skating duo have qualified for the Winter Olympics
+ Video: Kim Hyun-hui was once an agent of the North Korean regime


South Korea Calls for Talks with North Korea on Winter Olympics - Text + Audio - 3 January 2018
"South Korea’s Unification Ministry has offered to hold high-level talks with North Korea for the first time since 2015."