YOG – Gangwon 2024; Timeline: From idea to signed Host City Contract in 6 Months

July 2019 The idea originates during a visit by an IOC delegation* to the FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR).

*IOC President Thomas Bach, four IOC Vice-Presidents, IOC Director General and IOC Sports Director.

20 September 2019 IOC President Thomas Bach receives a letter from the President of the Republic of Korea expressing the country’s interest in hosting the event.
24 September 2019 Application submitted by Gangwon province to the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee.
30 September 2019 Initial meeting between Gangwon province and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee.
7 November 2019 A Korean delegation presents the initial plans to the IOC during a one-day workshop in Lausanne.
22 November 2019 The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games holds its first meeting in Lausanne and reviews the initial plans.
5 December 2019 The IOC Executive Board decides to enter into a targeted dialogue with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024.
10 December 2019 An initial report is sent to the IOC members.
End of December 2019 All the required guarantees and supplementary information are submitted by the Korean parties.
8 January 2020 The IOC Executive Board decides to submit to the IOC Session the proposal by the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee and the Gangwon province to host the next Winter Youth Olympic Games.
8 January 2020 The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games finalises its Report.
10 January 2020 Presentations by Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Chair and Preferred Host to the IOC Session.
10 January 2020 The IOC Session votes to award the Winter Youth Olympic Games to Gangwon.

 

Read more about Gangwon 2024 here.

 

Sources: FINA, Press Conference Winter YOG 2024 (10 January 2020) and the ‘Future Host Winter Commission Report – 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024’.

YOG – Gangwon 2024; Masterplan and Venues (January 2020)

Venues in Google Maps

 

List of venues

ClusterVenueCapacity
Coastal ClusterGangneung Ice Arena12,000
Gangneung Curling Centre2.982
Gangneung Oval7,600
Gangneung Hockey Centre9,310
Gangneung-Wonju National University1,980 bed capacity
Mountain ClusterOlympic Sliding Centre1,100
Alpensia Ski Resort-
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre8,500
Alpensia Cross-Country Centre4,500
Alpensia Biathlon Centre4,500
Yongpyong Alpine Centre-
Phoenix Snow Park-
High1 Resort-

 

Photos

Coastal Cluster

Gangneung Ice Arena

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Curling Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Oval

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Gangneung Hockey Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Mountain Cluster

Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Alpensia Cross-Country Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels

YOG – Host Selection 2024; Gangwon Province to host 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Photo: Martijn Giebels

Gangwon Province (Republic of Korea) will host the fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Today, the proposal of the IOC Executive Board was approved by the IOC Session. Gangwon 2024 will use the same venues as PyeongChang 2018.

You can read the press release by the International Olympic Committee here.

Read more about the masterplan and venues here.

 

Results Vote

135th IOC Session
Results
Do you accept to elect the Province of Gangwon as a host the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024
 Voting cards distributed 82
 Valid votes 81
 Abstentions (including blank votes) 1
 Majority 41
 Yes 79
 No 2

Source: IOC

 

Evaluation Commission Report – 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024

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YOG – Host Selection 2024; IOC Opens “Targeted Dialogue” with the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KOC)

Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza – Photo by Martijn Giebels

 

Press release by the International Olympic Committee:

IOC to study proposal from Korean Sport and Olympic Committee for 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024

After receiving a compelling proposition, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today accepted the recommendation of the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games to initiate a targeted dialogue with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KOC) for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2024.

In line with the proposals for future host elections approved by the IOC Session in June, the IOC had already been open to opportunities for the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024. The proposal from the KOC and Gangwon Province also has support from the National Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the cities of PyeongChang and Gangneung.

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