Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang,

city (2011 est. pop. 43,000), NE South Korea, in the Taebaek Mtns. on the Pyeongchang river. Pyeongchang is the seat of Pyeongchang co., a mountainous farming region that has been developed as a major winter sports center. The 1999 Asian Winter Games were held there, and Pyeongchang was chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Odaesan National Park and Woljeongsa, a noted 7th-century Buddhist temple, are in Pyeongchang.
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It has experience in the construction of big buildings in record time and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang will undoubtedly take the host to the next level.
The sponsorship will extend over the next four years, a time period which includes the 2018 Winter Games being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Implementing agency : Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province
PESHAWAR -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 has concluded its fifth weeklong visit on Thursday to the Korean host city positive about the progress being made, while underlining the importance of test events for the Games preparations.
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in South Korea's Pyeongchang.
After staging joint field maneuvers and tactical trainings in South Korea's alpine city of Pyeongchang in January, the two sides moved to the western border areas to stage the comprehensive strategy drill until Friday.
The festival organized by Gangwon Province, has kicked off on January Sunday in PyeongChang and Gangneung, the host and venue Cities of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The speed skater initially expressed concerns over racing in future World Cup races in the country - not to mention the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Ambassador Keejong underlined the link between the programme and South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympics scheduled to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, between February 9 and 25, 2018, and was intended to motivate the young athletes to work toward participating in the international sporting event while providing training for them.
The decision's first impact could be on the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, since the IOC has suggested the organizers move the sledding sports out of South Korea to save the expense of building a $100 million bobsled, luge and skeleton facility in a country with no interest in those sports and likely no legacy use for the track.
Pyeongchang have been approached by the International Olympic
The skier enjoyed a series of top 10 finishes including a fourth place and the 34-year-old is now hoping to make the team for the PyeongChang games in four years time to secure that elusive Olympic medal.