South Korea Is Waiting For You In 2018

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Just yesterday it was announced that the 2018 Winter Olympics would be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. If you’ve never been to the Olympic Games, you’ve got seven years to figure out how to get yourself to the Far East…here are some ideas.

Who says you’re not the most adept athlete out there? Practice makes perfect, so the more you strap on those ice skates or take on the ski hills in the surrounding area, the more likely you’ll be a contender for the gold in 2018. If you need a little motivation, it may be in your best interest to research whether there’s a local U.S. figure skating program in your ‘hood. Scattered throughout the country, U.S. figure skating programs are started by high school men and women who have big dreams to be the next great ice champion. Get on the ice every morning and every evening, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next great Michelle Kwan. As for skiing, Bodie Miller’s soooo 2010, so pick yourself up a pair of skis this winter, find the nearest hill and then attack it.

But maybe you just want to head to Pyeongchang, and aren’t too big on that whole athleticism thing. Concentrate on upping your vocal or dancing skills, for inclusion in the Opening or Closing Ceremonies. Become familiar with YoungArts, a program that identifies young American talent in nine disciplines and helps this talent flourish in their art. Through YoungArts, countless young people have gone on to excel in their fields — from photography to voice — but most important, they’ve found their passion in the arts.

I gotta say, it’d be pretty cool to shake what ya mama gave ya at one of Pyeongchang’s Olympic ceremonies…

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