POSTED: June 30th 2010

Government support strong for PyeongChang 2018 bid

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/PYEONGCHANG, June 30: The Korean National Assembly has taken their support one step further backing the PyeongChang 2018 candidature to host the winter Games.

The nation’s parliamentary institution has approved a ‘Resolution of Support’ document that supports the construction of new state-of-the-art sports venues and major improvements to the regional transport infrastructure. It also backs the plan for express rail links and upgrading the access roads for faster travel to and between the venue clusters.

A ‘Special Committee for International Sport Event Bid of National Assembly’ is currently inspecting the proposed venues as well as the existing ones and will be reviewing the plans for the transport improvements.

Bid ceo Yang-Ho Cho said, “We are delighted that the National Assembly of Korea has declared its support for our bid and has made our campaign to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games a national priority.
“Hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is a major investment for a country so we are very pleased that there is absolute commitment for our bid at all levels of government and they have pledged to honour all required IOC financial guarantees, including the funding of infrastructure development costs.”

The resolution also foresees that the National Assembly will ratify a special ‘2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Support Law’ if the Korean city is voted to host the winter Games.

PyeongChang is looking to stage high-tech Games with the first ever free wireless internet service for the Olympic areas. This includes both the competition and non-competition zones.

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