PyeongChang 2018; Website update

From the 9th to 25th of February 2018, PyeongChang will play host to the first Olympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. In the past days we have updated the PyeongChang 2018 section on this website. In the run-up to the Games, more content will be added.

 

PyeongChang 2018; Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Press release by PyeongChang 2018;

[Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games]
<Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games> will generate public interest and create an opportunity for the cultural potential and artistic values of the Republic of Korea to be known on the global stage through an open call for art posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, which will engage top artists.

Art Posters will promote the Paralympic spirit and mutual understanding by engaging artists from different areas with diverse creative ideas and to spread the message of harmony and communication through the cosmopolitan festivity of the Paralympic Games.

Please join us!
For more details please refer to the <Rules of the open call for the development of art posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic winter games> and the <Creative Brief>.

■ Title 
– Title Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic winter games

 Submissions 
– Mandatory submission: 1(one) main poster
– Optional submission: up to 2(two) posters in series*
* The optional poster(s) should be in association with the main poster, and their theme(s) can be chosen freely.
* Up to around ten final works to be selected

 Eligibility 
– Any artist from various areas (design, fine arts, etc.) who are of the age of 19 or over (born before 29 Sep 1998) as of the announcement date of the open call
– Individuals or groups of two persons or more (In case of groups, their representative has to be specified.)
– Collaboration with another artist(s) from the same or different area(s) permitted

■ Schedule 
– 29 Sep. – 6 Nov. 2017 Open call for the competition
– 1 – 6 Nov. 2017 Submissions received
– Late Nov. 2017 Announcement of selected posters

■ How to Submit
– Submission Schedule : 1 Nov. 2017 – 6. Nov. 2017 (9am to 18pm)
– How to Submit : Submit the submissions in person at the address below.
※  Available on weekends /Agent can submit / Mail not accepted.
– Submissions received at: Secretariat for Art Poster Development for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, 6F Haeyeong Bldg.,Yulgok-ro 53, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea, 03060

■ Evaluation 
– Evaluation to proceed according to evaluation criteria after creation of an evaluation committee of around seven members, which is composed of representative experts from the design and art sectors and from related organizations

Grants and Benefits 
– Ten million Korean won for each of the final 10 (ten) winners (individual/groups) (hereinafter “the Winners”).
– Exhibitions to be scheduled

Contact information 
– Secretariat for Development of Art Posters for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
– Email : paralympicposter@pyeongchang2018.com
– Phone : +82-2-398-7962

 

Brief, rules and template are available to download here.

PyeongChang 2018; Slope characteristics for Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard

Photo by Paul on Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Yongpyong Alpine Centre


Alpine Skiing
Competition Start Altitude Finish Altitude Vertical Drop Course Length
Giant Slalom 1380m 960m 420m 1254m
Slalom 1170m 955m 215m 586m
Alpine Team Event TBC 960m TBC TBC

 

Jeongseon Alpine Centre


Alpine Skiing
Competition Start Altitude Finish Altitude Vertical Drop Course Length
Downhill(M) 1370m 545m 825m 2852m
Super-G(M) 1195m 545m 650m 2217m
Alpine Combined(Super-G, M) 1195m 545m 650m 2217m
Alpine Combined(Slalom, M) 765m 545m 220m 608m
Downhill(W) 1275m 545m 730m 2499m
Super-G(W) 1110m 545m 565m 1982m
Alpine Combined(Super-G, W) 1110m 545m 565m 1982m
Alpine Combined(Slalom, W) 745m 545m 200m 528m

 

Phoenix Snow Park (P, C)


Freestyle Skiing
Competition Length Width Altitude Difference Average Slope
Moguls 235m (± 35m) 18m (Min) 110m (± 30m) 28° (± 4°)
Aerials About 141m 22m (Min) About 50m Inrun : 25° / Landing : 38°
Ski Cross (SX) 1050m (± 150m) 40m (Min) (6 ~ 16m for track) 130 ~ 250m 12° (± 2°)
Ski-Halfpipe (Ski-HP) 150m (Min) 19 ~ 22m 17° (Min)
Ski-Slopestyle(SS) 30m 150m (Min) 12° (Min)

 

Snowboard
Competition Length Width Altitude Difference Average Slope
Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) 400 ~ 700m 40m (Min) 120 ~ 200m 16° (± 2°)
Snowboard Cross (SBX) 1050m (± 150m) 40m (Min) (6 ~ 16m for track) 130 ~ 250m 12° (± 2°)
Halfpipe (HP) 150m (Min) 19 ~ 22m 17° (Min)
Slopestyle (SBS) 30m 150m (Min) 12° (Min)

 

All data via The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

PyeongChang 2018; Current weather and snow conditions Alpensia & Yongpyong

Stay up to date with the weather forecast and snow conditions in Alpensia and Yongpyong with these widgets from snow-forecast.com.

 

Alpensia Sports Park

  • Ski jumping
  • Biathlon
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Nordic Combined

 

Yongpyong Alpine Centre

  • Alpine Slalom
  • Alpine Giant Slalom

 

Via Christian Koedam

PyeongChang 2018; Medal Design Unveiled

Today, POCOG unveiled the design for the medals of PyeongChang 2018:

 

Photos

Photo: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

 

Factsheet

You can download the factsheet here.

 

Videos

Video 1 [YouTube]

Video 2 [YouTube]

 

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PyeongChang 2018; POCOG report IOC Session Lima

A summary of POCOG’s progress report during the IOC Session in Lima;

 

Construction

  • Ready to host the Games, working on the final details.
  • Venues completed or close to completion.
  • Yongpyong Alpine Centre 91% complete. Completed by the end of next month.
  • Olympic Sliding centre 95,7% complete. To be completed by December 2017.  (track was completed in October 2016)
  • PyeongChang Olympic Village completed by the end of this month. All apartments are sold for the post games use.
  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza (stadium, medals plaza, pavilions) 94% completed. Completed by the end of this month.
  • Gangneung venues and Olympic Village completed.
  • Gangneung Media Village (over 6000 rooms, not used for the Paralympic Games) 96,2% complete. On schedule and to be completed this month. All units are also already sold to the public.
  • IBC handed over to OBS in June. Finished for 99,8%. Soft opening date is scheduled for January 9th, 2018.
  • Newly build highways and express way almost all completed or on track to be completed by November this year.

 

Engagement

  • PyeongChang Olympic Plaza;
    • Festive environment.
    • Live site during daytime.
    • Entertainment programs.
    • Fireworks are the main event every day.
  • Gangneung Olympic Park;
    • 4 competition venues and 2 common domains.
    • 9 TOP Partners pavilions.
    • 1 Superstore.
    • NOC houses.
    • OCOG House Tokyo 2020.
    • Live site.
    • Diverse experience and entertainment.

PyeongChang 2018; Final Coordination Commission visit concluded

PyeongChang stage prepared for successful Olympic Winter Games
Following its ninth and final visit to PyeongChang (29-31 August), the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission left the Republic of Korea very confident that the city is prepared to welcome the world to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

You can read the full press release here.