2018 Olympics Underway in South Korea

February 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Silver medalist Laurie Blouin (CAN), left, poses for a photo with gold medalist Jamie Anderson (USA), center, and bronze medalist Ennie Rukajarvi (FIN) during the medals ceremony for the ladies slope side snowboard

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The 2018 Olympics are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Closing ceremonies will be housed at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium,
which holds 35,000 spectators.

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The city is about 80 miles east of Seoul and about 60 miles south of the
DMZ that separates North and South Korea.
A train between Seoul and Pyeongchang takes about 90 minutes.
This will be the second Olympic Games held in South Korea.
(Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988.)

Snowboarding
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The cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is estimated at $10 billion,
five times less than the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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