XXIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES: Republic of Korea February 9-25, 2018
The 2017-18 season is well underway, with athletes, coaches, support teams and staff preparing for podium success on the international stage.
Snow is likely not top-of-mind for many at this time of year, however Alpine Canada would like to share the following Olympic Winter Games information to help you decide if you will attend the Games to cheer on your Canadian team athletes!
The following FAQ’s can help provide an overview of everything you need to know about the Games.
Where and when are the Games?
- The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will take place in the Republic of Korea from February 9th to 25th, 2018.
- All visitors to the Games will travel to Incheon, South Korea by air, which is approximately 27km from Seoul.
- Seoul will be the major city centre for the Games, hosting many visitors of the games, who will travel to the venues by day and stay in city centre by night.
Where will the alpine and ski cross races take place?
The PyeongChang Mountain Cluster will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, along with all snow sports and the sliding sports. Within the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster are two venues, which will host all skiing events. Yongpyong Resort and Jeongseon Alpine Centre will host the alpine events, and the Bokwang Snow Park will host the ski cross events.
In addition to the snow sport venues, Gangneung Coastal Cluster will host arena events such as Ice Hockey, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Curling and Short Track Speed Skating.
How long will it take to get to venues if I stay in Seoul?
- The PyeongChang Mountain Cluster is 128km from Seoul, taking approximately 2hrs and 15 minutes by car to travel to the venues.
- The Gangneung Coastal Cluster is 40.5km from the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, taking approximately 30 minutes to travel by car.