POSTED: July 2nd 2012
PyeongChang 2018: Real-time weather conditions made easy for Olympians
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
July 2 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee (POCOG) has signed an agreement with the Korean Meteorological Administration Office (MAO) to deliver real-time weather forecasts for the participating athletes and officials.
The memorandum of understanding was signed between POCOG chief, Jin Sun Kim, and Seok Jun Cho, director of the MAO and foresees setting up a weather navigation system that will work in the key venues, the info will also be pushed out to smart phones and importantly to transportation vehicles.
The ‘PyeongChang Olympic Smart Weather Forecast System’ will be in the vehicles that will transport the athletes so that they will be informed about weather conditions on the roads and what to expect at the venues upon arrival.
President Kim said, “The PyeongChang Olympic Smart Weather Forecast System is yet another platform to showcase Korea’s indisputable IT prowess and our commitment to provide convenience for all participating athletes at the touch of a screen.”
A workshop was held at the Alpensia Resort in the heart of where the Olympic Family will stay at PyeongChang to highlight the benefits of the new system and a blueprint of the project will be published in due course.
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