A commemorative stamp celebrating the hosting of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games was issued on 3rd Aug 2011 conveying ourdelight and exhilaration and looking PyeongChang 2018 – Host of the XXIII Olympic Winter Gamesforward to the datewhen this dream is realized in PyeongChang – a locale that is surrounded by Taebaek Mountains to its east, the Charyeong Mountains to its southwest, the Odae Mountain and Gyebang Mountain to its north. The locale is more than 700 metersabove sea level and receives over 250 cm in average annual snowfall.
At the moment Pyeongchang was named as the venue for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the 123rd IOC (International Olympic Committee) session held on July 6th 2011 in Durban, South Africa, the delegation from the Republic of Korea as well as the entire South Korean population who were holding their breath while watching the scene past midnight, roared with excitement. It was a splendid feat after the two heartbreaking failures.
As the third Winter Olympiad to be held in Asia, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will provide another crucial momentum for the balanced development of winter sports to spread throughout every corner of the globalvillage. In addition, PyeongChang 2018 is aspiring toward a splendid dream of realizing the true value of Olympics and break new ground in winter sports through its “Dream Program” which will provide hope to many and the chance to explore the possibilities of trying something new for others.