A new nationwide survey shows that two thirds of South Koreans are expecting the country will successfully host the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
The survey released on Friday by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said only seven-point-four percent expected a not-so-successful hosting of the Winter Games.
Despite heightened public interest in the country’s first Winter Olympics, only seven-point-one percent of the surveyed said they will go to the event venues to watch competitions, while 81-point-seven percent said they will watch them on TV.
Asked which event of the 17-day sporting festivity they want to watch most from the stadiums, 38 percent picked the opening ceremony, followed by short-track speed skating at 32 percent, speed skating at 16-point-seven percent and figure skating at 15-point-two percent.