The 2018 Winter Olympics are coming. The 23rd Olympic Winter Game will be held in PyeongChang, Gangwon-do Province, South Korea for 17days beginning February 9 until February 25, 2018.
PyeongChang will be the stage for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and most snow sports. Alpine speed events will take place in Jeongseon, and all ice sports will be completed in the coastal city of Gangneung.
This year, fifteen sports will be featured in the Olympics, involving hundreds of athletes from 92 nations. Although Indonesia is not on the list, it doesn’t mean that we cannot take part and enjoy the beauty of winter games, especially since its host country, South Korea, promises to deliver a unique experience for both sport enthusiasts and holiday makers during the 17-days game.
If you are visiting South Korea sometime between now and next year, expect to stumble across the two adorable 2018 Winter Olympics mascots- a white tiger named Sooharang and an Asian black bear named Bandabi- almost everywhere, from the introduction video on the country’s official airline and Incheon International Airport to big shopping malls and other tourism sites across the country.
The Olympics will take place in 13 stadiums, namely PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, Alpensia Biathlon Centre, Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre, Alpensia Sliding Centre, Yongpyang alpine Centre, Jeongseon Alpine Centre and Bokwang Snow Park, all located in PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. Other five venues; Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung Oval, Gangneung Ice Arena, Gangneung Curling Centre and Kwandong Hockey Centre are situated in Gangneung Coastal Cluster of Gangneung City.
The South Korean government prepares a series of transportation options for the Olympics that consists of railways, expressways, national highways and the traffic network circulating the venues. a new high-speed railroad service will be operated so athletes and tourists who arrive at Incheon International Airport will be able to reach any venue within two hours. From within the Mountain Cluster, where snow and sliding sports events will be held, and the Coastal Cluster, where ice sports events will be held, any venues can be reached within 30 minutes.
The tickets for the 2018 Winter Olympics are already on sale. The tickets have specific quota: 70 percent for locals and 30 percent for foreign visitors, so book your seat as soon as possible if you wish to attend the PyeongChang Winter Olympics!
For more updates and ticket information, go to www.pyeongchang2018.com