POSTED: Wednesday January 20th 2016
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Jeongseon Alpine Centre officially approved for World Cup Competition

2016 AUDI FIS Ski World Cup men's downhill and super-G races to take place as scheduled on 6-7 February 2016

January 20, 2016, Jeongseon - Jeongseon Alpine Centre, venue for the 2016 AUDI FIS Ski World Cup men's races, is officially ready for competition.  FIS Technical Expert Guenter Hujara inspected the course today and expressed satisfaction on its readiness.

Men’s downhill and super-G races are scheduled to be held on the new Jeongseon course on February 6-7, as the first in a series of 28 test events for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Hujara checked the quality and quantity of snow, safety preparations and also took a ride on the gondola up to the top of the course.

"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," commented Hujara after completing the snow control inspection.

With the positive snow control confirming the World Cup races, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will use the remaining days to make sure all operational aspects are ready.

POCOG President, CHO Yang-ho, noted, "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."

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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 90 countries and 3,000 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 program.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 670 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic program.

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