500 days to PyeongChang 2018
Rio 2016 may be over, but for Olympic Games fanatics going through withdrawals, fear not PyeongChang 2018 is only 500 days away.
It may seem like a long wait, however with 17 months until the next Winter Games, venues in South Korea are already coming together. Here’s a sneak peek thanks to PyeongChang 2018‘s organizing committee.
Over the years South Korea has welcomed winter sports athletes from around the globe for major events including curling and speed skating world championships. At PyeongChang 2018 fans will watch athletes compete in ice sports including hockey, speed skating, curling, and figure skating in the Gangneung coastal cluster.
The Alpensia cluster – and its four areas – will be home to snow and sliding sports. The Alpensia Resort will host Nordic events (cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, biathlon) and sliding sports (bobsleigh, skeleton, luge) in 2018. Alpine skiers will compete at the Yongpyong Resort, while Bokwang Phoenix Park will host the world’s best snowboarders. Just outside of the cluster in a new venue called Jeongseon Jungbong, alpine’s speedsters will compete in downhill and super-G.