Thursday, November 2, 2017

100 Days To Go Until PyeongChang 2018


Yesterday, November 1st, the Olympic Torch Relay started with the lighting of the Olympic flame
in Incheon Metropolitan City. A 101-day journey ending with the Opening Ceremony on February 9th, 2018.
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Route will visit some of the wonderful places that had not been well known to the world, unlocking Korea’s hidden charms.


The PyeongChang 2018 Games, which will take place from 9-25 February 2018, will be the third to be staged in Asia, and the first ever in the Republic of Korea, following Nagano (JPN) in 1998 and Sapporo (JPN) in 1972.
The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee’s (POCOG’s) ‘New Horizons’ vision aims to expand winter sports in Asia and transform the local Gangwon province into a new winter sports and tourism destination.
From a logistical point of view, the concept for the 2018 Winter Games is one of the most compacts ever seen.The vision for PyeongChang is based on a compact geographical area, split between a coastal and a mountain cluster.
The coastal cluster, centred around the town of Gangneung on the Republic of Korea’s eastern seaboard, will provide the setting for the events on ice (speed skating, figure skating, short track, ice hockey and curling), with the main Olympic Village complex and mountain cluster (comprising the skiing and snowboarding courses and the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track) located only a 30 minute car journey away.

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