The 1988 Seoul Olympic Games gave our country the opportunity to experience the powerful impact of the Olympic ideals and legacies first hand. And PyeongChang’s previous two Winter Games bids served to significantly boost interest in winter sports among Koreans all across our nation, while better preparing us in our current effort. But our current bid to host the first-ever Korean Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang has afforded us with an entirely fresh perspective and a bold new vision for 2018.
Our Winter Games plan is the most compact ever, with all venues accessible within 30 minutes of each other.
Our city is one of enviable natural wonder, with snow-capped mountains, majestic valleys and an immaculate coastline that together provide the distinct charm and cozy character of a small village community complete with big city amenities.
Our climactic conditions are perfect; with temperature, humidity, wind velocity and snow depth combining to create the ideal stage for winter competition.
And the unique spirit of our people—our Korean Heung—will serve to introduce the world to a surprising culture of friendship, celebration, warmth and hospitality largely unknown to many around the world.