But the US has gotten the Olympics a lot, and it was just thirteen years ago that Atlanta had the summer games, and only seven years ago that they were in Salt Lake City. Ooh... Salt Lake City. No one should mention that.
So Rio's win is good news for Pyongchang. Continental rotation favors the games going back to Asia for the next time around, and the infrastructure that's needed to host the global event — easy access by rail or air, hotels, games venues, etc. — is mostly in place by now or in the works.
In turn, if Pyonchang is awarded the 2018 winter games, that bodes extremely poorly for Tokyo's presumed bid for the 2020 games (same continent stuff, even though Japan is technically an archipelago). And it would all but destroy the joint Pusan-Pyongyang bid (yes, there really is one) for 2020. (A future Pusan-Pyongyang, Seoul-Pyongyang, Inchon-Pyongyang, or even solely Pyongyang bid, however, could become an instant sentimental favorite when reunification happens.)