The 12-year wait for Pyeongchang will once again be decided next week at the 123rd Session of the International Olympic Committee General Assembly in Durban, South Africa.
Pyeongchang, the small winter resort town about 180 km east of Seoul, is trying for the third time to host the games. It narrowly lost the last two: first to Vancouver, and also the 2014 Games which will be hosted in Sochi, Russia.
2010 Vancouver Games Gold Medalist Kim Yu-na is leading the charge as a spokesperson to bring the games to the small, Gangwon Province town. Pyeongchang is considered a slight favorite, currently leading the Gamesbid.com race. They released a bid index in which Pyeongchang stood at 66.17 over the two other candidates of Munich (65.83) and Annecy (54.86) of France.
Pyeongchang would be the second Asian nation to host a Winter Olympics, after Japan, and the first since the 1998 Nagano Games.