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PyeongChang is ready to host Olympic Winter Games

The Olympic Winter Games 2018 start on 9 February 2018 in South Korea

Viviane Vaz for Id International

22 nov 2017. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) finished today their last inspection visit and confirmed everything is prepared in Republic of Korea to host the Olympic Winter Games of PyeongChang from 9 to 25 February next year. The Winter Paralympics take place from 9 to 18 March, 2018.

“We are now only 79 days away from the start of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and we are ready to welcome the world,” celebrated Lee Hee-beom, president of PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG).

“The snow is starting to fall here and we are doing all we can to increase the passion and excitement across the nation to encourage everyone to come and be part of this winter sports extravaganza”, he added.

“It will be the most wonderful showcase of sports and culture that Korea has ever seen, and we invite everyone to buy their tickets and join us in PyeongChang,” said Hee-beom.

Photo: Korea Tourism Organization

“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,” said IOC Coordination Commission Chair Gunilla Lindberg.

Ticket holders services

Olympic ticket holders will be able to access the Olympic Park and Plaza and experience their mix of cultural activities and exhibits. The background view is an amazing landscape of both mountains and sea, where tourists will be able to watch the world’s best winter athletes compete on snow or ice.

The POCOG has ensured spectators will have free shuttle buses and exemption from highway toll gate fees on the roads to PyeongChang.

Photo: Korea Tourism Organization

Winter destination

“The local culture is what makes each Olympic Games so unique,” Lindberg highlighted. “I have no doubt the entire world will appreciate PyeongChang as a destination for winter sport after seeing the beauty of the region and experiencing Korean hospitality. I encourage everyone to come to support their athletes, experience Korean culture, talk to people at the venues and make friends for life,” concluded Lindberg.

How to get there

If you are interested to travel to Korea to enjoy the Winter Olympic Games and take this opportunity to do some winter sports and discover Korean culture, write to: