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BID CITY PROFILE AND FACT SHEET
Bid: 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Location: In the central region of the Yeongdong area, in the east side of Taebaek Mountains of Gangwon-do. In the east, there is east sea and adjacent to Jeongsun-gun on the west. On the south, there is Donghae City and neighboring with Yangyang-gun in the north.
Located at 700m high altitude, Pyeongchang County is the 3rd largest county in the nation. 65.2% of the whole area is highland and there are 23 places that reach up to 1,000m or more. Because of the location, the county, has long winter and has heavy snow fall yearly. The county is well developed with highland vegetables, and with Odae mountain national park's ski resort, and golf courses. Also the county is the starting point of the Namhan river of pure and untouched nature. People can feel the breath of Lee, Hyo Suk's literature in Pyeongchang County.
Pyeongchang Bid Book Presentation
Olympic History:Hosted the 1988 Seoul Summer Games
Bid History: Although the KOC originally tried to have two provinces jointly bid for the Games, an IOC rule prevented it and the KOC voted for Kangwon Province over Jeonbuk by 43 to 24 votes
Bid Status: Was selected to the candidate short-list on August 28, 2002. Was selected to the candidate short-list on August 28, 2002. The bid has delivered its final bid book and conducted the IOC evaluation team visit.