PyeongChang 2018 to be the Games that open up new horizons in Korea, Asia

PyeongChang 2018 to be the Games that open up new horizons in Korea, Asia

South Korea hosts 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang on Feb. 9-March 18, 2018.

PyeongChang 2018 marks 30 years since the Seoul 1988 Summer Games. It will make South Korea an Asian hub for winter sports by developing winter sports in the Gangwon Province.

PyeongChang 2018 will be the best Games for spectators. The Games is the largest and most compact Winter Games. The Games will run in 12 competition venues, six of which are newly-constructed.

For the first time in the history of Winter Olympic Games new sports such as Snowboard Big Air (men, women), Curling Mixed Doubles, Speed Skating Mass Start (men, women), and Alpine Skiing nation Team Event have been introduced.

South Korea will be only the fifth nation in the world to host all four major sporting events (Summer & Winter Olympics, IAAF Athletic Championship & FIFA World Cup).

Olympic Games will last 17 days from Feb. 9 to Feb.25. Around 3,000 athletes will compete in 7 sports, 15 disciplines, 102 events in Olympic Games.

Paralympic Games will last 10 days from March 9 to March 18. More than 650 athletes will compete in 6 sports, 6 disciplines, 80 events.

Volunteers are a very important part of the Games. Around 22,400 volunteers have been involved in Olympic and Paralympic Games.

South Korea expended around $12.26 billion on PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The budget consists of two areas: Operational and Infrastructure. The operational budget is estimated around $2.46 billion and infrastructure budget is estimated around $9.6 billion.

Taking into consideration that Korea is the highly developed country for cutting- edge technologies, it has introduced world’s first 5G Games, exploration with virtual reality, automated translation service (Genie Talk mobile app) between Korean and 8 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Arabic) and other excited innovations that have never been seed at the Games before.

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