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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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I went to South Korea last February 8 to specifically attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The quadrennial event is being held at the city of Pyeongchang and nearby winter resorts. I've always wanted to see an Olympic event, and this is my first time to witness one (Rio 2016 was a lost opportunity). I was excited to say the least. 
The winter edition of the Games are for sports practiced on ice and snow (duh), and although it has a smaller number of participants and overall number of events - 102 events and 15 sports - the winter games resonated to me as much as the summer edition, especially since I've watched Cutting Edge a while back (cheesy I know, but...). I've also been dipping my toes in winter sports, such as snowboarding (in Gudauri and Hakuba) and skiing. I've also watched live hockey games in the US, so the events have some familiarity with me. 

Pyeongchang Olympic Park
Pyeongchang is located about 180 kilometers east of Seoul, and I traveled there usin…