2018_Introduction + Venue Map


1. Introduction

From the 9th to 25th of February 2018, PyeongChang will play host to the first Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. After failed attempts in 2003 and 2007, PyeongChang was finaly chosen in 2011 at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban.

PyeongChang is a county located in the eastern province Gangwon-do, 180 km from Seoul. The county has 46,531 inhabitants. In addition to PyeongChang, venues have been built in Jeongseon and Gangneung counties.


2. Masterplan

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The venues are situated in two clusters: a Mountain Cluster and a Coastal Cluster. The Mountain Cluster is the most important zone, with the Olympic Village, media centre and most of the competition venues being located here.


ClusterZoneVenueOlympic Ceremonies / SportsParalympic Ceremonies / SportsTypeCapacity
PyeongChang Mountain ClusterPyeongChang Olympic Plaza
PyeongChang Olympic Stadium
Opening and Closing ceremonies
Opening and Closing ceremonies
PyeongChang Medal PlazaMedal ceremoniesMedal ceremoniesTemporary-
Alpensia Sports ParkAlpensia Ski Jumping CentreSki Jumping, Nordic Combined, Snowboard (Big Air)-Existing13,500
Alpensia Biathlon CentreBiathlonPara Biathlon, Para Cross-Country SkiingExisting7,500
Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing CentreCross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined-Existing7,500
Alpensia Sliding CentreBobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge-New7,000
-Phoenix Snow Park (P,C)Freestyle Skiing, Snowboard-Existing18,000
-Yongpyong Alpine CentreAlpine Skiing (Slalom & Giant Slalom)-Existing6,000
-Jeongseon Alpine CentreAlpine Skiing (Downhill, Super G & Combined)Para Alpine Skiing, Para SnowboardNew6,500
Gangneung Coastal ClusterGangneung Olympic ParkGangneung Hockey CentreIce Hockey IIce Sledge HockeyNew10,000
Gangneung OvalSpeed Skating-New8,000
Gangneung Ice ArenaShort Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating-New12,000
Gangneung Curling CentreCurlingWheelchair CurlingExisting3,500
-Kwandong Hockey CentreIce Hockey II-New6,000


3. Venue Map


4. Gangneung Olympic Park

Aerial image : Google Earth – © 2017 DigitalGlobe. Map: Architecture of the Games


  1. Gangneung Olympic Park
  2. Gangneung Curling Centre
  3. Live Site
  4. Restaurant
  5. Superstore
  6. Sponsor Pavilions
  7. NOC Hospitality Houses
  8. Gangneung Hockey Centre
  9. Gangneung Oval
  10. Gangneung Ice Arena