If given the opportunity, the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee looks forward to providing those who attend the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with a truly unique and memorable Winter Games experience. We take great pride in our efforts to offer unprecedented access for all—regardless of abilities.
We recognize that one of the most important social legacies that we can develop through hosting the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is that of vastly improved and completely accessible facilities, enabling people with disabilities to enjoy our area’s wonderful features and attend and/or participate in winter paralympic sports.
Beginning with the 1988 Seoul Paralympic Games, we have worked diligently to raise awareness, develop more effective social systems, and expand sports facilities for people with disabilities. These legacies have been built upon through each of our two previous Olympic bids, and have continued with PyeongChang 2018.
The Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) and the Korean Paralympic Committee (KPC) are fully prepared to expand on these legacies through the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Creating the most compact Winter Games Plan ever, PyeongChang 2018 puts all athletes just 30 minutes from all Competition Venues—most within 5-10 minutes.
From facilities to information, our fully accessible environment will help to guarantee world-class, athlete-focused competition throughout the Games. And our National Government stands behind the efforts, having vowed to finance 50% of the Paralympic Winter Games budget and provide human resources support at no cost in the areas of security, medical care, and customs and immigration.
Hosting the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games would provide us with an incredible opportunity to further expand our efforts in promoting winter paralympic sports in Asia. Hosting additional paralympic sporting events, workshops and other winter sporting events will help us to provide all of our athletes with increased opportunities to realize their potential for achieving sporting excellence.