In pictures |  2018 Winter Olympics preparation on full swing at South Korea's PyeongChang

Published: 06th February 2018 09:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2018 10:49 AM  

2018 Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics also known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this year is famously known by the name PyeongChang 2018. The games will commence from 9th February and will last till 25th February in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. In pic: A human figure appears to be climbing an Olympic Cauldron as preparations continue for the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Photo | AP)
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PyeongChang 2018 will consist of 102 events in 15 sports, making it the first ever Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medals event. (Photo | AP)
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Earlier Pyeongchang entered the bidding to host the games in 2010 and 2014 but lost in the final rounds of voting. South Korea is the second Asian country to host the Winter Games, first being Japan(1972, 1998). In pic: People pose for photos with the Olympic rings as they sit next to art installations. (Photo | AP)
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The torch relay that started on 2017 in Greece will reach the venue on 9th February. In pic: Japan's Seitaro Ichinohe, left, and Ryosuke Tsuchiya skate during a speed skating training session. (Photo | AP)
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Six nations are making their Winter Olympics debut: Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. PyeongChang 2018 is the first ever winter olympics that South Korea will be hosting. While the country has already hosted Summer Olympics in 1988. (Photo | AP)
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The opening and closing ceremony will be held at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium that has the capacity to house 35,000 spectators. (Photo | AP)
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The official mascots for the 2018 Games are Soohorang, a white tiger, and Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear. In pic: Kids pose for a photo with Olympics mascots at the Pyeongchang Olympic Park. (Photo | AP)
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Members of a traditional Korean band march through the streets near the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza to celebrate the upcoming 2018 Games. (Photo | AP)
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik, center, practice next to South Korea's Kim Kyu-eun, front right, and Alex Kam during a pairs figure skating training session. (Photo | AP)
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Worker chip away on a large ice sculpture being built near the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza. (Photo | AP)
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Workers hang balloons covering a walkway at the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza. (Photo | AP)
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