POSTED: September 20th 2014

PyeongChang 2018 visited by British Olympic Association

The BOA team was impressed by the close proximity of the venues / POCOG
The BOA team was impressed by the close proximity of the venues / POCOG

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) British Olympic Association Secretary General Bill Sweeney led a BOA delegation to Korea this week for a three-day visit with PyeongChang 2018 to see venue sites and receive updates on the next Winter Olympic Games.

Sweeney, along with BOA Olympic Relations Director Jan Peterson, BOA Head of Sport Engagement Mike Hay, and BOA Sport Engagement Manager Madhi Choudhury, visited the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster and Gangneung Coastal Cluster, among other venues during the tour.

PyeongChang’s “compact venue concept” impressed the BOA delegation, which was surprised to see the effectiveness of having all venues – including the existing venues being utilised by PyeongChang 2018 – located within a 30-minute drive to the main stadium in PyeongChang.

The BOA delegation visited the sliding centre, Yongpyong alpine technical vnue, Alpensia Nordic centre, and Mountain Village in the Mountain Cluster, the Coastal Village and Gangneung Sports Complex in the Coastal Cluster, and the Jeongseon alpine speed venue and Bokwang Phoenix Park.

PyeongChang 2018 plans to host additional National Olympic Committees and National Paralympic Committees to both give updates and listen to ideas the other NOCs/NPCs have.

Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · PyeongChang · Korea · Olympics · Winter Olympic Games · Olympic Games · British Olympic Committee · BOA · Paralympics ·

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