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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be held in 2018, and is an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organization, under the leadership of Jacques Rogge, received three bids on October 15, 2009. The cities of Annecy, France in the French Alps, Munich, Germany (host of the 1972 Summer Olympics), and Pyeongchang, South Korea, a two-time previous bidder, are vying for the hosting rights to the event. This is the lowest number of bidding cities since the 1988 Winter Olympics. The winning bid will be announced on July 6, 2011 at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.



  • 31 July 2009 — IOC to officially invite bid applicants from NOCs.
  • 15 Oct. 2009 — Application Deadline
  • 2-5 Dec. 2009 — Applicant City Seminar - IOC Headquarters - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 15 March 2010 — Application Files Due
  • Late June 2010 — Candidate City Selection
  • 11 Jan. 2011 — Submission of candidature files and guarantees
  • Feb. - March 2011 — Evaluation Commission Site Visits
  • June 2011 — Evaluation Commission Report Released
  • 6 July 2011 — Winner Announced at 123rd IOC Session - Durban, South Africa

Applicant cities

2018 Applicant Cities
Logo Name Country (IOC Country Code) Official
web site
Annecy Olympics Bid 2018.png Annecy  France (FRA) Annecy 2018
At first, the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) was quite reluctant in bidding for a Winter Games, preferring to focus on a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.[1] However, four cities (Annecy, Grenoble, Nice and Pelvoux) expressed interest in hosting the 2018 games. On September 24, 2008, the Olympic Committee announced it had granted these wishes and would bid in 2011.[2] Annecy was elected as the official candidate city by the French NOC on March 18, 2009.[3] The CNOSF acknowledges its tough competition, but it intends to learn from the failure of Paris to secure the Summer Olympics recently with victory in Annecy.[4]

Annecy's logo features the French Alps, specifically Mt. Blanc, as well as suggesting the letter "A" for Annecy.

Muenchen2018 logo.gif Munich  Germany (GER) Munich 2018
Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics, and if selected would be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games.[5] Berlin and Hamburg were considering a summer games bid for 2024 or 2028, but the German Olympic Committee is putting the Munich bid first. [6] After Salzburg's failure to capture the 2014 bid,[7] Germany feels it has a better chance and would prefer the Olympics sooner rather than later.[8] Munich has a strong ally with IOC vice president Thomas Bach, who could swing the vote to Munich, even though the 2014 Games will have been held in Europe as well.[9] Nevertheless, Munich is already considering a bid for 2022 if this bid fails.[6]

Munich is stressing an environmental approach and will use existing venues in Munich (some from the 1972 Games), and existing venues in the Bavarian mountain resorts of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (location of the 1936 Winter Olympics) and Schönau am Königssee.[10]

The slogan of the game is "Die Spiele im Herzen" (The games in the heart). Its logo is a stylized M, reminiscent of the Bavarian mountain silhouettes and the awnings in Munich's Olympic Park.[11] Figure skating superstar Katarina Witt is promoting the bid.[4] If the bid is successful it will be the first time Germany has hosted the games since reunification.

Pyeongchang2018.jpeg PyeongChang[12]  South Korea (KOR) PyeongChang 2018
After narrowly losing twice in bidding for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Governor Jin-sun Kim of the Gangwon province announced in September 2007 that PyeongChang will definitely bid a third time. He cited increased knowledge of the bidding process and the still high enthusiasm of residents (87.7% of Korean and 77.3% of Gangwon residents) as reasons to keep trying.[13][14] The city officially announced its bid in January 2009.[15]

According to one IOC member, PyeongChang will need to find a new angle for its third bid, as its theme of "bringing peace to the Korean peninsula" runs the risk of sounding stale if stressed for a third time.[9] Pundits have described PyeongChang as "an Olympic Games host city without a scheduled date". PyeongChang's campaign is "considered to be the one to beat".[4] The bid's logo was unveiled in January 2010.[16] PyeongChang announced that South Korea's figure skating superstar Kim Yu-Na is promoting the bid. According to The Chosun Ilbo, surveyed in December 23, 2009, the majority of Koreans approve the 2018 Winter Olympics bid.(91.4% of Koreans, 93.4% of PyeongChang residents, and 93% of Gangwon residents.)[17]

The former Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, convicted to three years in jail with a stay of execution for five years term for tax evasion and illegal bond dealing, was pardoned by the South Korean president Lee Myung-bak with the hope that his connections and financial support will help to boost the chances of PyeongChang.[18]


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Preceded by
Winter Olympics
Host City

XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018)
Succeeded by
TBD 2022

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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is a sporting event that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to organize and will be celebrated in 2018. The deadline for bids was January 2009. The winning bid should be announced in mid-2011.


Possible bids



On July 4, 2007 Sochi, Russia was selected to host the 2014 Winter Games, hurting European candidates' chances at a successful bid.[1] The IOC rarely awards back-to-back games to the same continent.

North America

America was going to submit a bid,but the country changed its bid to 2022. here are the cities which had expressed intrest:

South America


Olympic Games
Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, (1916), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940), (1944), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016

Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games:2010, 2014, 2018
Winter Games:2012, 2016
Singapore 2010Innsbruck 2012Nanjing 2014


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