POSTED: January 20th 2016
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2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup competition officially confirmed for Jeongseon Alpine Centre

PyeongChang 2018 passed the test and is ready to welcome the skiers for the first time to Jeongseon / POCOG
PyeongChang 2018 passed the test and is ready to welcome the skiers for the first time to Jeongseon / POCOG

(L to R) Guenter Hujara, FIS Technical Expert, and Nikolay Belokrinkin, PyeongChang 2018 Sports Manager / POCOG
(L to R) Guenter Hujara, FIS Technical Expert, and Nikolay Belokrinkin, PyeongChang 2018 Sports Manager / POCOG

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The venue for the 2016 Audi International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski World Cup men's races, Jeongseon Alpine Centre, has been officially approved for competition. The course was inspected today by FIS Technical Expert, Guenter Hujara. Hujara was very satisfied with the readiness of the venue.

The quantity and quality of the snow were checked by Hujara, along with the safety preparations. Hujara also took a ride to the top of the course on the gondola.

Hujara stated, "The slope is ready, and snow conditions on hill are great; there is enough snow prepared to very high standards.  I highly respect the tremendous efforts of the organizers, especially over the past two months.  Achievements in this period have been remarkable, and I have no doubt that athletes will enjoy the excellent course here at Jeongseon."

The first of a series of 28 test events for the 2018 Olympic Games is scheduled to be held on February 6-7. During that time, the new Jeongseon course will hold men's downhill and super-G races.

Now that the World Cup races have been officially confirmed, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will focus their attention on getting all operation aspects ready in time.

"I am extremely happy to hear the positive snow control results.  We were able to overcome challenges through teamwork within POCOG and with our partners, and I appreciate the dedication of everyone.  We will concentrate on successful World Cup competitions next month and preparations for the Games in 2018," expressed POCOG President, Cho Yang-ho.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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