U.S. Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the International Olympic Committee announced that Pyeongchang, South Korea was awarded the 2018 Winter Olympic games. The statement follows:
"South Korea has proven time and again an ability to host world class international sporting events with a focus on perfection. This is a moment of celebration and pride for Korea, but also for the Korean American community in the Los Angeles district that I proudly represent. This is the third attempt in a row for Pyeongchang to host the Olympics and their will to succeed despite previous setbacks is a testament to the city and to the Korean spirit of perseverance and hard work."