If you should know three things about Koreans, it’s that:
Yes, they really do drink a lot
The majority of them are down-to-the-bone workaholics
They all transform into the biggest patriots and sports fans during the Olympics.
Tomorrow is the 500 day mark before the start of the 2018 Winter Games Olympics which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And though there’s still over a year left before the start of the games, the anticipation leading up to the events is already evident.
To celebrate the 500 day countdown before the 2018 Olympic Games, 10 Mag has decided to put together a list of 5 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the Olympics in South Korea (one for every 100 days left before the opening ceremony)!
1. The first (and only) time Korea hosted the games was in 1988 in Seoul.
Gangwon-do is a beautiful region of South Korea – it’s a huge tourist destination for Koreans and foreigners alike because of the province’s diverse natural resources and activities. To learn why Gangwon-do is the new hot tourist spot in Korea, click here.
5. To celebrate the 500 day mark until the start of the games, the South Korean Olympic Committee has been hosting a bunch of events around the country.
The Pyeongchang Olympics G-500 Festival
Date and Time: 9.27 (Tues) 13:00-21:20
Location: Yeouido Hangang Park (330 Yeouidong-ro, Seoul)
Events: K-pop performances, Fireworks, Exhibition of the 2018 Olympics
G-500 International Festival
Date and Time: 9.27 (Tues) 12:00 (강원도 평창군 평창읍 군청길 77)
Location: Pyeongchang District Square (Gangwon-do Pyeongchang-gun Pyeongchang-eup Guncheong-gil 77)
Events: “Single Bungle Show” Live, Exhibition of the 2018 Olympics