Munich beaten by Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics

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The Independent Online

Pyeongchang won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics yesterday with a crushing victory in the vote by the International Olympic Committee over Munich and Annecy.

The IOC president, Jacques Rogge, announced the South Korean city's victory at the IOC's session in Durban after one round of voting. Pyeongchang polled 63 votes to 25 for Munich in Germany and a mere seven for Annecy in France.

It will be the first time that a Korean city has staged the Winter Games.