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Press release POCOG:
PyeongChang 2018 Announces Venue Names for 2018 Games
7 April 2015
Seoul, April 7– The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) announced today that it has confirmed the names of Games-related facilities to be used for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
POCOG has undergone the process of incorporating opinions of stakeholders including Gangwon Province, Host and Venue cities as well as national sports federations, and finalized the names that are easy to recognize and friendly to both Korean/non-Korean speakers.
The announced names will be used during the Games-time, but it is also likely to be maintained after the Games as part of the Olympic Legacy.
In order to promote Gangneung as a leading location for ice sports in Asia, POCOG maintained consistency in the names of ice venues by putting ‘Gangneung’ in the names of all ice sports facilities.
Considering that PyeongChang and Jeongson are growing destination for winter leisure sports, POCOG utilized existing resort names for snow sports venues in PyeongChang. These resorts have already staged various world-class competitions.
The venue naming process gave an opportunity for POCOG to bring relevant stakeholders together to strengthen their cooperation as partners under the unified goal of successful hosting of the PyeongChang 2018 Games.
※ Venue Naming Process : Host and Venue Cities (Suggest Venue Names) → Gangwon Province (Consult and Deliberate) → POCOG (Discuss with the IOC and Confirm)
Following discussions with the IOC, PyeongChang 2018 confirmed the names for 20 Games-related facilities including 2 Clusters, 4 Precincts and 14 Venues.
According to the IOC Master Schedule, POCOG is due to submit the names for Games-related facilities by the end of 2016. However, POCOG wishes to raise awareness of the Venues and actively promote the Games from the early stage by using the official venue names in publications, promotional events, etc.
Using the official venue names for the remaining three years, POCOG is also expecting that the brand of PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon will be enhanced and the tourist spots of Alpensia, Yongpyong and Bokwang will be promoted to the world.
POCOG President Yang-Ho CHO commented, “Just like the naming of the Games-related facilities, we will do our utmost effort to promote Host and Venue Cities and to create legacy for the post-games in all measures including the process of construction and operation of the venues.”
※ As for the names of Bokwang Snow Park(P,C), Bokwang Snow Park(P) is derived from the disciplines such as PGS, PSL while Bokwang Snow Park(C) is derived from the disciplines such as Half-pipe, Ski-Cross.
Source: POCOG / www.pyeongchang2018.com