Beijing 2022; IPC approves venue masterplan

Press release by the IPC;

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved the venue masterplan for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

The Board signed off the five competition venues proposed by the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee, as well as the use of three Paralympic villages in different clusters.

The approval came during three days of meetings which took place from 22-24 June in Bonn, Germany.

In addition, the Board agreed the new composition of several IPC Standing Committees and the first Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games technical delegates, both of which will be announced in due course. The Board also formally endorsed the appointment of Sir Philip Craven, the former IPC President, to the Board of Directors of the Toyota Motor Corporation and signed off the audited accounts for 2017.

A final decision on whether Para bobsleigh will be included in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games was deferred until September. The sport was provisionally accepted onto the programme in September 2016 pending the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation meeting a number of conditions.

During the meeting the Board received an update on preparations from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and was also brought up to date on the IPC Governance Review which began in May. Next steps were agreed ahead of September’s IPC Membership Gathering in Madrid, Spain.

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PyeongChang 2018; Photo: Opening Ceremony for the Paralympic Winter Games in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium

Seo Soonseok KOR and Kim EunJung KOR walk up the stairs to light the Paralympic Cauldron during the Opening Ceremony for the XII Paralympic Winter Games in the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, PyeongChang, South Korea, Friday 9th March 2018. Photo: Joel Marklund for OIS/IOC. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC

IOC and IPC extend partnership until 2032

Press release by the IOC and IPC;

Thomas Bach and Andrew Parsons, the respective Presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), signed today an historic long-term agreement establishing a partnership of the two organisations until at least 2032.

The new agreement builds on the current partnership and co-operation agreements that were signed prior to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As a result of the new partnership:

– The IOC will continue to make it obligatory for any host of the Olympic Games also to organise the Paralympic Games.
– The IOC and IPC will work together to increase the visibility of the Paralympic Games and enhance the Paralympic brand
– The two organisations will deepen existing co-operation, specifically on the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement
– The agreement will give financial stability to the IPC for at least the next 14 years, from which in turn the whole Paralympic Movement will benefit.

Thomas Bach, IOC President, said: “Enhancing the co-operation between the Olympic and Paralympic Movement was one of the key recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020. Therefore, the IOC is pleased to strengthen its substantial support to the IPC and the entire Paralympic Movement because we share so many of the same values and objectives,” he added.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “Strengthening the relationship with the IOC and securing the future of the IPC and the Paralympic Movement was my number one priority when I was elected as IPC President last September. Therefore, I am delighted that we have signed a historic long-term new partnership agreement and can now look forward to an exciting future working together.

“There can be no doubts that the IPC and the Paralympic Movement would not be where it is today without the support and co-operation with the IOC. Since our first formal agreement signed in 2000, the Paralympic Games and the Movement as a whole has grown beyond all recognition.

“Both organisations share a passion that sport can change lives and that sport can change the world. By working together and even closer into a fourth decade will further the impact both of ours work has on society.

“It is fitting that this agreement is signed here in South Korea, as it was in this country that the Olympic and Paralympic Games came together as one sport event in Seoul in 1988. Thirty years on, we are here in PyeongChang for the biggest Paralympic Winter Games to date featuring a record number of athletes, countries, broadcasters and media.”

PyeongChang 2018; Spectator Transportation Paralympic Games

Map: ©POCOG

 

Route NumberRoute MapOperating DateBus IntervalTime/Distance
TS 1Jinbu Station ~ Jeongseon Alpin Centre10~1810min25min/25km
TS 2Jinbu Station ~ Jinbu Bus Terminal9~1810min7min/2.4km
TS 3Jinbu Station ~ Alpensia Olympic Park10~14, 16~1810min21min/14km
TS 4Jeongseon Park & Ride ~ Jeongsoen Alpine Centre10~1810min13min/8.4km
TS 5Jeongseon Bus Terminal ~ Jeongseon Arari Park ~ Jeongseon Alpine Centre10~1810min24min/17km
TS 6Daegwallyeong Park & Ride ~ Alpensia Olympic Park10~145min11min/6.5km
TS 7Daegwallyeong Park & Ride ~ PyeongChang Olympic Plaza9~185min3min/2km
TS 8PyeongChang Olympic Plaza ~ Alpensia Olympic Park16~1810min9min/5km
TS 10North Gangneung Park & Ride ~ Gangneung Olympic Park9~185min12min/7.5m
TS 11Gangneung Station ~ Gangneung Olympic Park9~185min7min/2km
TS 11-1Gangneung Station Park & Ride ~ Gangneung Station ~ Gangneung Olympic Park (Fast Track Routes Mainly for People With Vulnerability)9~1815min10min/3.5km
TS 12Gangneung Bus Terminal ~ Gangneung Olympic Park9~1810min13min/7km
TS 20Jinbu Station ~ PyeongChang Olympic Plaza ~ Daegwallyeong Park & Ride9~1010min30min/17.2km
TS 21North Gangneung Park & Ride ~ Daegwallyeong Park & Ride9~1820min36min/41km

PyeongChang 2018; Facts & Figures Paralympic Games

The XII Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 is ready to take centre stage with the opening ceremony taking place today. You can read more about the venues of the Paralympic Games on this page.

 

Facts & Figures

  • 567 Athletes from 48 countries (biggest Winter Games yet)
  • New National Paralympic Committees: Georgia (2 athletes), North Korea (2 athletes) and Tajikistan (1 athlete)
  • 80 Medal events
  • Six sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling.
  • Biggest delegation: USA (68 athletes)
  • Previous host cities: Örnsköldsvik 1976, Geilo 1980, Innsbruck 1984, Innsbruck 1988, Tignes/Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

 

Competing countries with the number of athletes

 

Excluded: Neutral Paralympic Athlete (30)

 

Data: International Paralympic Committee

PyeongChang 2018; Venues Paralympic Games

The 2018 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, will be held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 18 March 2018.

As with the Olympic Games, the venues are divided over two clusters: a Mountain Cluster in PyeongChang and a Coastal Cluster in the coastal city of Gangneung.

 

© Architecture of the Games. No rights can be derived from this map.

 

Venues PyeongChang Mountain Cluster


PyeongChang Olympic Stadium

Cluster: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster
Zone: PyeongChang Olympic Plaza
Paralympic Games: Opening and Closing ceremonies
Type: Temporary
Built: 2017
Capacity: 35,000 Seats

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

PyeongChang Medal Plaza

Cluster: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster
Zone: PyeongChang Olympic Plaza
Paralympic Games: Medal ceremonies
Type: Temporary
Built: 2017
Size: 1,267 square meters

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Alpensia Biathlon Centre

Cluster: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster
Zone: Alpensia Sports Park
Paralympic sports: Para Biathlon, Para Cross-Country Skiing
Type: Existing
Built: 1998
Renovated: 2007, 2015-2017
Capacity: 4,500 Seats + 3,000 Standing
Course length: 4km / 3.3km / 3km / 2.5km / 2km / 1.5km
Course Width: 8m
Altitude Difference: 47m (749m~796m)
Shooting Range: 82.5 × 50m

 

Jeongseon Alpine Centre

Cluster: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster
Zone: –
Paralympic sports: Para Alpine Skiing, Para Snowboard
Type: New
Built: 2014-2017
Capacity: 3,600 Seats + 2,900 Standing

 

Venues Gangneung Coastal Cluster


Gangneung Hockey Centre

Cluster: Gangneung Coastal Cluster
Zone: Gangneung Olympic Park
Paralympic sports: Ice Hockey
Type: New
Built: 2014-2017
Capacity: 10,000

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 
Gangneung Curling Centre

Cluster: Gangneung Coastal Cluster
Zone: Gangneung Olympic Park
Paralympic sports: Wheelchair Curling
Type: Existing
Built: 1998
Renovated: 2015-2017
Capacity: 3,500

Photo: Martijn Giebels

Tokyo 2020; Medal events and athlete quotas Paralympic Games (2)

Press release by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC):

Following deferment in September, the Board approved the final athletics and swimming medal event programmes for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Having stated that triathlon would have between six and 10 medal events in Tokyo, the Board decided the sport will have eight medal events. There will be four events for men and four for women with each event featuring 10 athletes. The IPC has requested that the International Triathlon Union (ITU) selects the eight events.

A full list of the events can be found at http://bit.ly/2niMU3h.

The Tokyo 2020 Para athletics programme catering for 1,100 athletes will feature 168 medal events – nine less than Rio 2016 – and will be made up of 93 events for men and 74 for women. For the first time at a Paralympics, athletics will include a mixed gender, mixed class 4x100m relay. Made up of two men and two women, the relay team must include one athlete from the T11-13 vision impairment classes, one from either the T33-34 or T51-54 wheelchair racing classes, one from the T35-38 co-ordination impairment classes, and an athlete with a limb impairment from the T42-47 or T61-64 classes.

The athletics programme offers seven per cent more athlete slots for female athletes compared to Rio 2016.

In swimming there will be 146 medal events at Tokyo 2020 – six less than Rio 2016. These will be comprised of 76 for men, 67 for women and three mixed gender relays. Two of the mixed gender relays are new additions to the programme and are a 4x100m freestyle relays for athletes with a vision impairment and a 4x100m freestyle relay for athletes with an intellectual impairment. There will be a maximum of 620 athlete slots available for the sport and the programme includes two additional medal events for athletes with high support needs compared to Rio 2016.

Other highlights on the programme include the addition of two individual events in the S14 class for athletes with an intellectual impairment, with both the men’s and women’s 100m butterfly S14 included for the first time. The swimming event programme will have a balance stroke programme with no more than six events per class.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “Following the decisions on athletics, swimming and triathlon, the medals event programme for Tokyo 2020 is almost finalised, with just the eight triathlon medal events to be decided.

“For both athletics and swimming, we have created programmes that ensure a good cross section of events for athletes in all classes. By reducing the number of events in both sports from Rio 2016, we also aim to increase the depth of talent in each field and ensure greater long-term event viability. The addition of mixed gender relays will also enable more countries to participate.”