Friday, May 01, 2009

The Face of 2018

We haven't even decided where the 2016 Summer Olympics will be (vote in October...go Chicago!) and the race is already fierce for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Pyeongchang 2018 Organizing Committee got a boost yesterday when Yu-Na Kim was made honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang's bid to host the 2018 Games.

Yonhap News Agency quoted Kim, "It gives me joy to imagine that young Korean figure skaters might compete in the international competition held in their native land."

Many feel Pyeongchang is the leading candidate for the 2018 Games (even though the official bidding process hasn't begun) despite two previous failed attempts to land the Olympics. Other possible cities in the running include Annecy, France, Geneva Switzerland, Harbin, China, and either Denver or Reno in the U.S. However, the U.S. bid push from those two cities doesn't have USOC support currently as they are putting all their chips in for Chicago 2016. Of course, should Chicago lose the bid, I have a feeling the USOC will come around for Reno or Denver.

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