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.

Tokyo 2020; Mock-ups New National Stadium

Via Tokyo 2020 on Facebook:

Construction of the new National Stadium, which will serve as the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is currently underway. A scale model and mock-ups of various parts of the stadium have been unveiled to the media: these showcase many of its charming features, such as eaves that allow breezes to pass through and seats designed around the concept of sunlight filtering through a forest. This new stadium will provide athletes with a tremendous stage on which to compete in 2020!

 

You can see the photos of the scale model and mock-ups here.

 

Barcelona 1992; Port Olímpic

The Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games are widely regarded as one of the most successful ever. Throughout 2017, 25 years later, we look back at the Games that forever changed Barcelona. (see all posts in this series)

 

Part 29 – Barcelona 1992; Port Olímpic

The Port Olímpic hosted the sailing events for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Location

 

Photos; Port Olímpic in 2013

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

Continue reading “Barcelona 1992; Port Olímpic”

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

2026 Bid; The two stages of the new Candidature Process

The reformed Candidature Process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games consists of two phases:

Dialogue Stage (September 2017 – October 2018)

The aim of the Dialogue Stage is to allow Interested Cities and NOCs to explore hosting opportunities and benefits on a collaborative basis together with the IOC. At the same time, it enables the IOC to gain an understanding of the key opportunities and risks of Interested Cities before inviting them to develop a comprehensive candidature concept and file.

 

Read more about the Dialogue Stage.

 

Candidature Stage (October 2018 – September 2019)

The aim of the Candidature Stage is to ensure the development of the best possible value propositions and robust Games delivery plans aligned with the Candidate Cities’ existing long-term development plans. Throughout the Candidatures Stage cities will work with the IOC to increase the value proposition of their Games delivery plans. This includes the development of a Games/Legacy plan aligned with the Candidate Cities’ existing long-term development plans, the submission of the Candidature File as described above, an analysis by the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, IOC Technical Expert pre-visits and support and visits by the Evaluation Commission.

 

Read more about the Candidature Stage.

 

IOC Session Milan (September 2019)

During this Session, the host city for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be chosen.

 

Video new Candidature Process

2026 Bid; Candidature process and potential bids (October 2017)

The following cities are considering to submit a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games;

Calgary (Canada)
Official website

Sion (Switzerland)
Official website

Salt Lake City / Denver / Reno-Tahoe (USA)
Source: United States To Consider 2026 Or 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid [Gamesbids]

 

Other possible host cities

Lillehammer (Norway)
Source: Discussions to take place on potential Lillehammer bid for 2026 Olympics, Norwegian official claims [Inside the Games]

Erzurum (Turkey)
Source: Erzurum emerges as contender for 2026 Winter Olympics [Inside The Games]

Sapporo (Japan)
Source: Sapporo mayor interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics [The Japan Times]

Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Beijing narrowly beat Almaty in the vote to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

 

Candidature Process Olympic Winter Games 2026

 

You can download this publication here.

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