The Russian delegation was suspended, and only selected athletes were allowed to participate as Olympic Athletes from Russia. North Korea also participated, and to show an improving relationship between the two Koreas, a unified team was created to compete in women's ice hockey, as well as a combined entry during the opening and closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Pyeongchang lost in the bid of both Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, but tried again for 2018. To win the bid, they had to defeat Munich (which already hosted Munich 1972) and Annecy. After the first round of voting, Pyeongchang had 63 votes (against 25 and 7, respectively), more than the required majority of 48 votes.
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The opening ceremony on 9 February was to convey a message of peace across the world. The ceremony, with the motto "Peace in Motion" shows that everything can live together in harmony and that everything is made out of the balance between yin and yang.
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The venues of Pyeongchang were mostly divided into two clusters: the ice events mostly took part in Gangneung, while the snow events took place in the Alpensia resort. The two standalone venues were the Bokwang Snow Park and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre, which hosted the Freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and some alpine skiing events, respectively.
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