A decision on which candidate will host the 2014 games will be made in a month's time at an IOC meeting on July 4th in Guatemala City". The other two candidates are South Korea, who were close runners-up to Vancouver in the bids for 2010, with Pyeongchang and the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia. Salzburg was also a finalist for 2010 but withdrew from the process. All three candidates are believed to be very close in the bidding process, with Pyeongchang possibly the marginal leader thanks to its nears success in bidding to host 2010 and the fact that unlike Europe and North America, Asia has not hosted a Winter Games this century, the last Asian games being Nagano, Japan in 1998.
- Snow Reports