April 28, 2017

PyeongChang Winter Olympic : Stadiums in PyeongChang

The venues for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games are clustered at 2 areas; PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and Gangneung Coastal Cluster.

Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster are for snow and sliding sports, while Gangneung Coastal Cluster for ice sports.

I had the privilege to visit some of the venues during the recent KTO Fam Trip for 2018 Olympic sites.
Being in the stadiums... I can feel the excitement already! 9 months to go!!

The venues for the Games in Pyeongchang are;

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics. The stadium is located in Daegwallyeong-myeon, in the precinct of the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza, about 2km away from Alpensia Resort. The pentagonal arena will also serve as the medal plaza during the Games, hosting medal ceremonies.

The stadium will be installed on an 80,000 sq metre site in Hoenggye. It will be a temporary 50,000-seat stadium, which will be dismantled after the Games. The stadium will be the final major Olympic venue to be completed, with end of construction expected in September 2017.

In addition, next to the stadium will be an Olympic exhibition hall, as well as traditional food markets and other attractions, which will remain as heritage facilities.

Alpensia Biathlon Centre

Alpensia Biathlon Centre is a biathlon venue in the Alpensia Resort. It was first completed in 1998. The renovation as part of later established Alpensia was completed in 2007. 11 biathlon events will take place at this venue, with seating and standing capacity of 7,500 spectators.

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

Alpensia Ski Jump is the symbol of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic. Located in Alpensia Resort, it was originally planned to be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Games. 4 ski jumping events will be held here and the area can accommodate up to 13,500 spectators.

practice area

Alpensia Sliding Centre

The Alpensia Sliding Centre is a bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track that will be located in Alpensia Resort. It will host 4 luge, 3 bobsleigh and 2 skeleton events during the Games. The stadium will be able to accommodate 7,000 spectators.

One interesting fact to know is that the track will be 2,018 metres long to commemorate the Olympic Games.

Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre

Alpensia Cross-Country Centre is a cross-country skiing venue in the Alpensia Resort. It was first completed in 1998. The renovation as part of later established Alpensia was completed in 2009.
12 cross-country skiing events will take place here and the venue is able to accommodate 7,500 spectators.

Yongpyong Alpine Centre

Yongpyong Alpine competition venue, which is located in Yongpyong Resort, was completed in 1998. It has hosted four FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup and the 2006 IPC Paralympic World Cup.

Bokwang Phoenix Snow Park

Bokwang Phoenix Park is a ski resort located in the township of Bongpyeong-myeon, in the county of Pyeongchang. The snow park will be the venue for the freestyle skiing and snowboard.

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