Based in Vancouver, BC, photographer and ski instructor Jim Decker focuses on sporting events in British Columbia and Canada, but he has photographed winter events in Scandinavia, Switzerland, and the United States as well, including the X Games and the Alpine Ski World Cup. Jim Decker photographed the Vancouver, BC, Winter Olympics and looks forward to the next Winter games, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The awarding of the 2018 games to South Korea occurred in 2011 and narrowly followed unsuccessful bids for the previous two Winter Olympics. While Seoul hosted the Summer games in 1988, this event will represent South Korea’s first time hosting the Winter games. The only Asian country so far to host the Winter Olympics is Japan, which hosted the games in Sapporo (1972) and Nagano (1998). With this high-profile event, Pyeongchang is set to become a new center for winter sports in northeast Asia.