Ground Breaking For PyeongChang 2014 Alpensia Resort
The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new Alpensia Resort which is the heart of the PyeongChang 2014 Winter Olympic Games bid, takes place on October 27 in the presence of Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook, senior government representatives and officials, bid leaders, and residents.
The Alpensia Resort is a new concept large-scale sports complex covering almost five square kilometres including a winter sports zone, accommodation and a golf village, at a cost of $1.3 billion.
As well as a ski resort with eight new slopes, there will be new venues for Biathlon, Ski Jumping, Cross Country, Luge/Bobsleigh/Skeleton events, and apartments. It will also be the site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the media centres (Main Press Centre, International Broadcast Centre) and media village.
Accommodation at the resort includes a 450-room hotel, condominiums with 1,600 rooms, a fully equipped conference centre with a 500-seat auditorium, a water park and an open-air theatre.
Kim Jin-sun, Governor of Gangwon Province and Executive President of PyeongChang 2014 said, “the start of construction of the Olympic complex marks the next stage of our drive to host the PyeongChang 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The construction of the Alpensia Resort is an important core project that shows both with Korea and internationally PyeongChang’s will and capability to host the Games”.
The winter sport facilities should be completed in October 2007 with the resort area completed in August 2008. Write or read comments about this article
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