When Are the Winter Olympics?

The emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with a capital "C", is seen on an advertisement ball outside the city hall in Seoul on January 26, 2016. With a one letter shift from lower to upper case, the South Korean venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang, hopes to ensure visitors don't end up flying to the capital of North Korea by mistake.   AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

The emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. (Getty)

The Summer Olympics are just getting started, but some people are already looking ahead excitedly to the Winter Olympics. When will the winter games begin?

Here’s what you need to know.

The Winter Olympics, or the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will take place in 2018. More specifically, they will be held from February 9-25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city was announced on July 6, 2011 by the International Olympic Committee.

Pyeongchang was chosen over other cities that put in bids, including Annecy, France and Munich, Germany. This will be the second Olympic games held in South Korea. The first was in 1988. The city had bid twice before to host the Winter Olympics.

The main events will take place in Alpensia Resort, although other locations will also be used. The mascot for the Olympics will be Soohorang, a white tiger. The events will include seven Olympic sports, such as figure skating, speed skating, skiing sports, snowboarding, bobsleigh, and more. Four new disciplines will be added: snowboarding big air, curled mix doubles, speed skating mass start, and Alpine skiing teams.


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