The next edition of the Winter Youth Olympics will take place in Gangwon province in South Korea, the same region where the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics was based.
The IOC gave the nod to Gangwon in a meeting in Lausanne, although there was only one candidate put forward after Korea’s bid was approved by the IOC’s Executive Board by a majority of 79 votes to two..
The organisers may have to find a new venue for the speed events as the Jeongseon Alpine Centre may have been decommissioned by then.
There is also a strong likelihood the High1 resort may be used for the alpine skiing, despite the 2018 venue, Yongpyong, being listed on the bid.
Apart from its winter sports, Gangwon province is also famous for its potatoes.