PyeongChang 2018 Candidate File approved by all bid stakeholders ahead of IOC submission
2011. 1. 7.
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA, 6 JANUARY 2011: The major stakeholders of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid met today, Thursday 6 January 2011, and confirmed their approval of the bid’s Candidate File themes and guarantees to host the Winter Games in 2018.
PyeongChang 2018 Bid Chairman and CEO Yang Ho Cho, Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) President Yong Sung Park, Gangwon Province Governor Kwang Jae Lee, and PyeongChang Mayor Seok Rae Lee signed the Candidate File and Letter of Undertaking at a meeting in Seoul, South Korea. The PyeongChang 2018 Candidate File responds to 17 themes and 261 questions and is set to be delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by 11 January 2011.
The Candidate File was prepared and developed by PyeongChang 2018’s dedicated team of experts who are specialised in major sports events planning and delivery. The content of the 17 themes featured in the Candidate File includes detailed proposals for an athlete-focused Winter Games – showcasing one of the most compact Winter Games Plans in history, and PyeongChang’s efficient multi-transport network including the new high-speed railway that has been guaranteed by the government and will connect Seoul and PyeongChang in just 50 minutes.
A PyeongChang 2018 delegation will travel to Lausanne to submit the Candidate File to the IOC next week. The Candidate File will be analysed by an IOC Evaluation Commission which will also visit PyeongChang in February 2011. The PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee plans to make the Candidate File public following approval from the IOC.
Yang Ho Cho, PyeongChang 2018 Bid Committee Chairman and CEO, said: “The PyeongChang 2018 Candidate File is a fundamental document for the IOC’s evaluation of our proposed Winter Games Plan and we are delighted to confirm that it has been endorsed and approved by all major parties involved with the bid.
“The submission of our Candidate File to the IOC represents a milestone moment in our campaign, and is an important opportunity to highlight PyeongChang 2018’s commitment to offer the Olympic Movement a world of New Horizons – helping Winter Sports achieves new growth and new potential like never before.”