POSTED: Wednesday October 29th 2014
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PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Breaks Ground for New Speed Skating Rink

All six new competition venues are on track for completion to ensure test events will be held during the 2016/17 winter season

Groundbreaking on the Speed Skating venue / POCOG
Groundbreaking on the Speed Skating venue / POCOG

The Speed Skating venue is due to be finished by January 2017 / POCOG
The Speed Skating venue is due to be finished by January 2017 / POCOG

The Ice Hockey venue graphic / POCOG
The Ice Hockey venue graphic / POCOG

GANGNEUNG, October 29 - Today the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) (President Yang-Ho Cho) began construction on the speed skating rink located in the Gangneung Coastal Cluster.

POCOG President Yang-Ho Cho visited the site and said "With today's groundbreaking, all our competition venue preparations are in full swing and I am confident that there is good momentum in our progress. POCOG will continue to work closely with the central government and Gangwon Province to deliver an excellent Olympic Winter Games in 2018."

PyeongChang 2018 will have a total of 13 competition venues - 4 existing, 3 refurbished and 6 newly constructed. With the groundbreaking for the speed skating rink, construction work on all 6 new venues is in progress.

The 5 new venues already under construction are expected to be completed by November 2016, while the speed skating rink is due to be delivered by January 2017 in time for a test event scheduled the following month.

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About POCOG

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will host the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games on 9-25 February 2018. Over 80 countries and 6,000 athletes are expected to take part in the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia in 20 years. Seven sports comprising 15 disciplines will be on the official programme.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 690 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic programme.

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