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Winter Olympics

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

  • Games period : 9 February 2018 - 25 February 2018 (17 days)
  • Participating Countries and People : over 26,000 people from 80 plus countries
    • 6,000 plus athletes and staff from over 80 IOC member countries
    • 20,000 IOC families, NOCs from different countries, international sports personnel, press, etc
  • Location of venues: PyeongChang, Gangneung, Jeongseon
  • Sports & venues: 7 sports, 15 disciplines
    • Snow Sports : PyeongChang (Alpensia, Yongpyong, Bokwang), Jeongseon (Jungbong)
      • Alpensia : Cross Country skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Bobsleigh Skeleton, Luge
      • Yongpyong : Alpine skiing (Giant slalom/Slalom)
      • Bokwang : Freestyle skiing, Snowboarding
      • Jungbong : Alpine skiing (Downhill/Super giant slalom)
    • Ice Sports : Gangneung (Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Curling)

  • Map of Venues

  • Effects from Hosting Winter Olympics
    • Following the 88 Seoul Olympics, complete Korean Olympics as a symbolic event for becoming an advanced nation
    • Lead global market by promoting developing of advanced industries such as the IT and green industries
    • Contribute to the promotion of the economy by creating various jobs
    • Enhance brand value of host region and seek balanced development through further social overhead costs (SOC)
  • Economic Ripple Effect
    • Total resulting production value: 20 trillion 497.3 billion won
    • Additional value generated : 8 trillion 754.6 billion won
    • New jobs: 230,000

    ※ Source: Feasibility report for hosting the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (2008, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade)

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