Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from 9 to 25 February 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang was selected as the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games after receiving a majority vote at the 123rd IOC Session held on 6 July 2011 after three consecutive bids. The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea for the first time in 30 years after the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988. PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports. Alpine speed events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be competed in the coastal city of Gangneung.
PyeongChang 2018 Mascot
The emblem symbolises a world open to everyone. It combines the image of ice and snow, winter sports stars (athletes), and people from all over the world, coming together in PyeongChang where heaven meets earth.
Soohorang, the mascot of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took its motif from white tiger, which has been long considered Korea’s guardian animal. “Sooho”, meaning protection in Korean, symbolises protection offered to 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, where the Games will be held. Soohorang not only has a dauntless spirit and passion but also is a trustworthy friend who protects the athletes, spectators and all participants in the Olympic Games.
The Official Mascots
for PyeongChang 2018
The PyeongChang2018 Olympics ticket sales will proceed in the following rounds. First Round Online Lottery Sales, Second Round Online General Sales and Third Round Offline Sales. Click on each sales step at the bottom for more details.
Online Lottery Sales
The tickets for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be sold using a lottery system to provide all spectators a fair opportunity to purchase the tickets for the Games
You can apply for tickets from 9 February, 2017 to 23 April, 2017.
Select session/date/seat category/quantity to apply for tickets. Your request will be placed in a lottery according to the seat category and session you requested.
‘All or nothing’ policy will be applied to the lottery. For example, if you ordered four(4) tickets for the Gala Exhibition of Figure Skating, you will either win or lose all four(4) tickets; you cannot win only one(1) of the requested four(4) tickets.
CASCADE enables automatic placement in the next seat lottery for those who failed to get their preferred seats in the first lottery phase. Should you fail to gain your preferred seat category, CASCADE system will automatically place your request in the lottery for the lower-priced seat category of the session you applied for. For example, if you apply for seat category A, choose to CASCADE and fail to obtain seats of your preferred category, your request will be automatically placed in the lottery for the next seat category B, C or D. This ultimately increases your chances of gained tickets for the session.
※ Fairness of the lottery system has been verified by the Telecommunications Technology Association.
※ Only the 1st Lottery applicants can buy the tickets on the first-come-first-serviced from 7 June~16 June, 2017.