South Korea invested $13.1 billion in the PyeongChang Games, about 80 percent of which was used to build Olympic venues and other infrastructure in the sleepy province of Gangwon.
Here's a collection of pictures from the Pyeongchang Olympics with a focus on the finer details.
In highly unusual scenes, hawkish US Vice President Mike Pence sat directly in front of the North Korean delegation during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
North Korea’s latest military parade and Russia’s doping issues cast gloom over the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang as the final preparations are taking place for the event.
Some South Koreans are concerned that too much attention is being put on the North, dubbing the games the "Pyongyang Olympics." Against that is the possibility that the games could open up greater dialogue between the antagonistic neighbours.
With the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang less than two months away, rising tensions with North and South Korea show their impact on the games. Seoul is taking extra measures to try to ensure the safety of the olympics.
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