PyeongChang 2018; IOC concludes final project review

Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee conluded its final project review in PyeongChang. Gunilla Lindberg (IOC Coordination Commission Chair) said:

“Venues are complete, the Olympic Villages are being kitted out, the Olympic Torch Relay is generating excitement for the Games across the Republic of Korea, and I can attest to the convenience of the new KTX high-speed railway. These are just a few of the many ways that preparations are continuing to be delivered ahead of what I am confident will be a memorable event for athletes and fans alike.”

 

You can read the full press release here.

PyeongChang 2018; Video: PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Opening Concert

On November 4, the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium was officially opened with a concert:

PyeongChang 2018; PyeongChang Olympic Stadium opened

On November 4, the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium was officially opened. During the Games, the opening and closing ceremonies will be held at this stadium.

With just three months until the start of the Olympic Winter Games, all venues are now completed

 

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.

 

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PyeongChang 2018; POCOG hands over International Broadcast Centre to OBS

International Broadcast Centre Facts & Figures

  • Location: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, Alpensia resort
  • Construction Start: December 2015
  • IBC Shell Completion: May 2017
  • IBC Handover to OBS: 5 June 2017
  • Site Area: 122,410.02 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 51,024.15 sqm
  • Functional Space Area
  • OBS and RHB broadcast space: Approx. 34,000 sqm
  • POCOG & OBS Offices: 5,765,54 sqm
  • Common Services: 1,812.04 sqm

 

Floors

  • (Ground floor) RHB compartments, common service area, OBS Offices
  • (1st floor) Common service area
  • (2nd floor) OBS offices
  • (3rd floor) OBS & POCOG offices
  • (4th floor) Rooftop TV Studios

 

Structure

  • 6,700 tonnes of steel used in the construction of the IBC
  • 616 foundation bearing piles support the structure

 

Building Size

  • Height: 28.55m
  • Length: 290m
  • Width: 139m
  • Parking Lots: 502
  • Number of Elevators: Two for people (capacity: 24 people), One for people & cargo (capacity: 38 people)
  • Air Handing Units (AHU): If all the AHUs were connected altogether, the total length would be 13.64km
  • Bus Ducts: If all the bus ducts were connected altogether, the total length would be 14.5km
  • Power : 14400 kVA

 

Photos

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