The 2018 Winter Olympics via space

Millions around the earth will tune into watch the 2018 Winter Olympics, although to those unfamiliar with the geography of South Korea the idea may be hard to understand where the events are taking place.

The European Space Agency (ESA) flew its Sentinel-2 imaging satellite over the host city of Pyeongchang on Jan. 30, giving a stunning view of the mountains where most of the outdoor events will take place.

Just over 110 miles via Seoul, inside the northwest corner of South Korea, Pyeongchang can be tucked inside the TaeBaek Mountains. The ESA image shows the location of the Olympic Stadium as well as Olympic Village, as well as where competitions in cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, bobsled, luge as well as skeleton will take place.

Further to the northwest on the coast can be the city of Gangneung, where many indoor events will take place. An Airbus Pléiades satellite shows another cluster of Olympic venues, including the locations for hockey, curling, speed skating as well as figure skating.

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