Korean Ambassador to Lebanon. (The Daily Star/HO)
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The Olympic Winter Games period is Feb. 9-25, 2018, and the Paralympic Winter Games period is March 9-18, 2018 .Olympic Games will have 102 events across 15 disciplines in seven sports. Paralympic Games will have 80 events across six disciplines in six sports. Venues are in two clusters (Mountain and Coastal) and are within a 30-minute driving distance from the Olympic Plaza. 90 percent of athletes can get to their competition venue from their accommodation within 10 minutes. The six existing Games venues have been used for many years and are well equipped to host the world's top athletes next year.Korea became recognized politically, economically and socially after the success of the 1988 Games as it reached a global audience for the first time.Korea will host the first of three Games to be held in Asia (PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022) and signals the start of a global sporting shift to this region and a chance to showcase Korea and Asia as a hub for winter sports specifically.The Olympic Flame landed in Incheon, Korea on Nov. 1, and marked 100 days to go until the start of the Olympic Winter Games.
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