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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2018 Olympics Underway in South Korea

February 12, 2018

The 2018 Olympics are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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

2018 Olympics
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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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