South Korea working towards upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang, South Korea (NBC News Channel) - The Rio Games may have just ended a few months ago, but preparations continue for the next Olympics.

South Korea will host Asia's first Winter Games outside Japan from -- in less than 460 days -- starting in February of 2018.

A coastal city will be used for the figure skating, curling, ice hockey, speed and short-track skating events, while an alpine town will stage mountain events such as skiing, sliding and Nordic events.

Major infrastructure projects, including a high speed rail link that will cut travel time between a major airport and the venues to 90 minutes are also in the works.