The wait is almost over.
PyeongChang 2018, the first Winter Olympics to take place in South Korea, will kick off 9 February.
PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul in Gangwon Province, will be the main host, with a few events also set to be contested in its neighboring cities.
PyeongChang won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in July 2011, doing so on its third try after losing to Vancouver for 2010 and Sochi for 2014. The competition will be held from Feb. 9 to 25 under the slogan "Passion. Connected."
PyeongChang 2018 will be the first Olympics in South Korea since the 1988 Seoul Summer Games.