100 days to go until the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Today Wednesday (November 1) marks 100 days until the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Yesterday, the flame that will burn during the Games was handed over to organizers in Athens.
Following Tuesday’s handover in Athens, the flame is due to arrive in South Korea today for a 2,018km relay before reaching Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony on February 9.
The Games take place from February 9-25 in the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang, 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.
The run-up has been overshadowed by an escalating crisis triggered by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests, but organizers have said the Games will be safe.
South Korea staged the 1988 Summer Olympics and co-hosted the 2002 soccer World Cup with Japan and both events were marred by instances of aggression by North Korea.