As IOC delegates in Guatemala cast their votes, it was a nervous time for supporters of the candidate cities like Sochi.
Salzburg's hopes died in the first round, as the Austrian city was eliminated.
Children were among the crowds waiting to hear the result in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang.
When the vote went in favour of Sochi, the Koreans were distraught.
Not only children wept in Pyeongchang.
But in the Russian town of Sochi, the news from Guatemala brought an explosion of joy.
Crowds in the Black Sea resort celebrated all night.
But in Pyeongchang, some people preferred to reflect alone on what might have been.