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Seoul Living Information for Expats - “Everything you wanted to know about the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games!”

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The global festival of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province in the Republic of Korea. The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time exactly 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988. Pyeongchang will be the main stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most of the games. All of ice sports will be held in Gangneung, while the Alpine Skiing events will take place in Jeongseon.

Period 9 to 25, February, 2018 (for 17 days)
Venue Pyeongchang, Gangneung and Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea
Sports 15 sports including Figure Skating, Skiing and Short Track Speed Skating
Mascot Soohorang, the mascot of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 took its motif from a white tiger, which has long been considered to be one of Korea’s guardian animals. “Sooho”, meaning protection in Korean, symbolizes protection for the athletes, spectators and other participants in the 2018 Games. “Rang” comes from the middle letter of “Ho-rang-i”, the Korean word for “Tiger”, and is also the last letter of “Jeong-seon A-ri-rang”, a cherished traditional folk song of Gangwon Province.
Tickets Tickets can be purchased at any of the Main Ticket Offices located in Seoul City Hall, Gangneung City Hall and Gangwon-do Provincial Office, at Incheon and Gimpo Airports and at 19 KTX train stations including Seoul, Yongsan, Yeongdeungpo, Suwon and Cheongnyangni. Click the link below for further details.
(https://tickets.pyeongchang2018.com/Service)
The Ministry of Justice will allow expats in Korea to extend their stay by up to 30 days if they are going to watch the Pyeongchang Olympic or Paralympic Games. Registered residents may apply for a visa extension at their designated immigration office and short-term visa holders may apply at any local immigration offices until Friday, March 16.

Source: official website of Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang (www.pyeongchang2018.com)
Source:HiKorea (www.hikorea.go.kr)

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