Our bid to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games represents a bold new approach for the Olympic Family, most notably by placing an Olympic Winter Games outside the traditional home of European Winter Sports with easy access to the largest, fastest growing and youngest consumer marketplace in the world. But PyeongChang 2018 is an inspired choice for the IOC for a variety of reasons beyond our location and proximity to new markets.
At the core of our bid is the Games Plan itself, the most compact and efficient plan, providing athletes and spectators alike with exceptional accessibility to all venues and accommodations, while also allowing the intimate character of our city to shine through. State-of-the-art venues will provide for outstanding athletic performances, while the newest, modern infrastructure will ensure the convenience and safety of all attending the games.
Finally, Korea’s sport experience, highlighted by the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, along with our previous bids for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, positions PyeongChang to be prepared and superb hosts for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.