Pyeongchang bid to host both the
2014 Winter Olympic Games but lost in the final rounds of voting by three and four votes respectively. Pyeongchang won its bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in the first round of voting, receiving 63 of the 95 votes cast, giving it the majority required to be elected host city.
Munich also launched a
bid to host these Games. Prior to
2022 Winter Olympics
bid, Munich would have become the first city to host both the Winter and the Summer Games, having previously hosted the
1972 Summer Olympics, but received 25 votes.
Annecy launched a bid, but failed to secure public support from local citizens. Their bid received seven votes.
Host city election
Pyeongchang was elected as the host city at the
123rd IOC Session in
Durban, earning the necessary majority of at least 48 votes in just one round of voting.