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Since the begining PC is a joke like host city... Even IOC wants to change the rules... Money money, IOC sold the 2018 WoG to the worst host city possible.

Location:Annecy

That explains everything.

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Location:Annecy

That explains everything.

Munich could be a better choice for 2018.

And Annecy is a better city than PC to host WoG or for winter sports, you have already everything with the best level of infrastructures, and it will remain better than PC with or without WoG. Everybody knows that, Alps are the top with North America. Korea... It's Korea, no snow, artificial fervor for WoG and low level of infrastructure... Excepted Korean nobody will go there for winter sport even in Asia, Japan will remain the best place in Asia for winter sport and winter tourism

But IOC prefer waste money to go where WoG will be a fail... And moreover IOC loves bribes and Korea has been very generous.

But IOC prefer waste money and go where you no winter sport culture, no public support and no snow...

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Given the current situation of France, I don't think this is the right time to be that cocky.

It is perfectly ok that the Games go to new territories such as Asia. Plus the winter olympics are not limited to ski.

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Given the current situation of France, I don't think this is the right time to be that cocky.

It is perfectly ok that the Games go to new territories such as Asia. Plus the winter olympics are not limited to ski.

Asia excepted Japan is the worst choice for WoG, nobody wants to go there... New territories ok, but no bad territories, Europe, North America or Japan is a good place.

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.......I see your point.....but nobody wants to go to the historic regions every time.......it's a little boring.......this thing is meant to move around and sometimes it'll go to a place where sport or infrastructure are developing.......not just to the place with long history and success. If PC fails to become the next Alps no one will really be surprised...........but for the 2 week sport party it'll be maybe more interesting than a repetitive trip to North America or Europe. Plus the Koreans can afford to take the risk and put on the show........let them have their fun. It'll be back in Europe before you know it.............if any European places want it and can afford it.

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Munich could be a better choice for 2018.

And Annecy is a better city than PC to host WoG or for winter sports, you have already everything with the best level of infrastructures, and it will remain better than PC with or without WoG. Everybody knows that, Alps are the top with North America. Korea... It's Korea, no snow, artificial fervor for WoG and low level of infrastructure... Excepted Korean nobody will go there for winter sport even in Asia, Japan will remain the best place in Asia for winter sport and winter tourism

But IOC prefer waste money to go where WoG will be a fail... And moreover IOC loves bribes and Korea has been very generous.

But IOC prefer waste money and go where you no winter sport culture, no public support and no snow...

No snow in Pyeongchang? lol keep talking nonsense.

BTW, the year that the host city was chosen for the 2018 winter olympics Munich was having a severe issue with the lack of adequate real snow for the Alpine Skiing world championship in Garmisch. Artificial snow came to save the day. So stop talking out of your arse.

And Munich would never have won the right to host that game because the lack of support from the cities where such events like alpine skiing were going to take place. The landowners there did not want anything to do with the Olympics.

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No snow in Pyeongchang? lol keep talking nonsense.

BTW, the year that the host city was chosen for the 2018 winter olympics Munich was having a severe issue with the lack of adequate real snow for the Alpine Skiing world championship in Garmisch. Artificial snow came to save the day. So stop talking out of your arse.

And Munich would never have won the right to host that game because the lack of support from the cities where such events like alpine skiing were going to take place. The landowners there did not want anything to do with the Olympics.

The year where you had the vote there was a lack in all Alps about snow... And in Garmish it wasn't a problem, like in Chamonix about Annecy.

About support, I think in Alps the support about winter events it's higher than everywhere... In Korea support is artificial like the snow.

The true about PC snow condition is : usually they have nothing during the winter, because is the dry season in Korea and the snow in ski resort and their mountains is 100% artificial excepted some exceptional year like in 2011 (The didn't snow like this since 75 years).

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Unless there is a website that I havnt come across yet, but there doesn't seem a lot of information and photos of the venue construction. Rio, Sochi, London and Vancouver had a ton of photo updates of their venue being built, but hardly any of pyeongchang. It's rather frustrating lol. Their bobsleigh and speed skating venues are being built now, there should be a ton of pics up.

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The year where you had the vote there was a lack in all Alps about snow... And in Garmish it wasn't a problem, like in Chamonix about Annecy.

About support, I think in Alps the support about winter events it's higher than everywhere... In Korea support is artificial like the snow.

The true about PC snow condition is : usually they have nothing during the winter, because is the dry season in Korea and the snow in ski resort and their mountains is 100% artificial excepted some exceptional year like in 2011 (The didn't snow like this since 75 years).

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PyeongChang 2018 finalizes the names of the Olympic venues
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The iconic venue at Alpensia is now called the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre / POCOG

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Yonhap News reports that the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Organizers announced on Friday the actual names of the venues that will host the Games.

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) said that they had conferred with the authorities of the local Province of Gangwon and the national federations of each sport since early this year and that the names of the facilities were set after discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Alpensia area will be a focal point for the Games and the venues for ski jumping, biathlon and cross-country skiing will take place in the Alpensia Resort. Consequently they will be called the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, the Alpensia Biathlon Centre and the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre.

The sliding events will also take place in a venue set to be called the Alpensia Sliding Centre hosting the events for skeleton, luge and bobsleigh.

The Yongpyong Resort in PyeongChang will host alpine and cross country skiing at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre south west of Alpensia will stage alpine skiing.

The Bokwang Snow Park, west of PyeongChang, will host snowboard and freestyle skiing.

The Coastal Cluster of Gangneung, east of PyeongChang and on the East Sea, will be the home of the ice events: speed skating, figure skating, hockey and curling. The Gangneung Curling Centre will host Olympic curling events and then the Paralympics.

The Yulgok Hockey Centre will be the stage for men’s hockey during the Games then ice sledge hockey afterwards for the Paralympics. Women’s hockey will be held at the Kwandong Hockey Centre that will be built on the campus of Catholic Kwandong University in Gangneung.

The Gyeongpo Oval is set to accommodate speed skating competitions while short track and figure skating will be held at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympics will be held February 9-25 and the Paralympics March 9-18 and will be the first South Korean Winter Games.

http://www.sportsfeatures.com/olympicsnews/story/51358/pyeongchang-2018-finalizes-the-names-of-the-olympic-venues

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POCOG finalises venues as fourth PyeongChang 2018 Project Review concludes

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©PyeongChang 2018

16/01/2015

The venue master plan for the PyeongChang 2018 Games has been finalised, it was announced at the conclusion of the fourth project review visit (15-16 January 2015) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission to the coastal city of Gangneung. While good progress has been made since the IOC’s last visit, the Chair of the IOC’s Commission, Gunilla Lindberg, also stressed that timelines remain tight, including ahead of test events starting in 2016.

Speaking after the meeting, Chair Lindberg said, “As we enter the delivery stage of the Games, some key priorities have been identified, and this has retained the full attention of President Cho, who is leading the organisational effort. Timelines in a number of areas remain tight, including for test events, so the PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) and its partners must continue to accelerate their work and reorganisation in order to ensure the successful delivery of the venues and related services.” She continued, “The approval of the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations by the IOC created the opportunity for the Korean organisers to propose hosting sports or disciplines outside the host city in order to maximise legacies and minimise costs where feasible. Since then, both POCOG and their Government partners have made it clear that they will maintain their current venue plan. As a result, the venue master plan is now finalised.”

At the opening of the meeting, Yang Ho Cho, the President of POCOG, said, “I feel great responsibility to ensure PyeongChang’s success. You have my assurances that I am fully committed to the Games through 2018.” He continued, “I ask everyone here today to contribute to our objective of successful Games.”

Day one of the two-day meeting included a visit to a number of the new venues being built for the Games, including the Gangneung Ice Arena, Gyeongpo Oval, Yulgok Hockey Centre, Kwandong Hockey Centre, Jeongseon Alpine Centre and the Alpensia Sliding Centre. This was followed by executive meetings, part of which was joined by Gangwon Province Governor Choi Moon-soon.

Governor Choi confirmed that, from the region’s side, everything was being put in place to deliver the Games successfully. He also emphasised that the delivery plans for the upcoming test events were settled, allowing preparations to move ahead at full speed.

This was followed on day two by progress reports on all key areas of the Games organisation. Some of the areas covered included athlete and National Olympic Committee services, sport, venues and infrastructure, marketing, accommodation, transport, technology, people management, test events and legacy.

The Project Review meetings are technical visits to the host city, which are attended by the Coordination Commission Chair and IOC staff, and serve as interim updates between full Coordination Commission visits. The next update to the IOC will be the Coordination Commission visit in March.

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Nobody knows how to host an Olympics games without a little help. It's three years off. Can we wait a bit before we get into the doom and gloom.

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South Korea seems unable to host WoG in 2018 :

http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/12394708/2018-winter-olympics-joint-working-group-formed-speed-prep-south-korea

Shame on IOC, they gave WoG to a country without experience and without natural condition for Winter Sports.

Pyeongchang 2018 will be a disaster. :(

It's hard to take that article seriously when it ends up talking about absolutely nothing. Where are the specifics??? What venues are the ones that are behind schedule the most, or at risk of not being ready for test events???

For all we know this is just IOC members blowing it out of proportion because of the delays and mistakes that Rio has made in their preparations for the games. It's like if you were a parent and you become more strict in the way you raise your younger son because of the troubles that your older son got into.

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Oh, consider the source -- Tulsa, the Cassandra of the 2018 derby. :rolleyes:

Even if it wasn't Tulsa of all people posting that article, it's still an article that is heavily exaggerated and pretty pointless.

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Come on people. It's just obvious that the only right place for the 2018 Winter Olympics was Annecy. Any other choice was just downright wrong. :rolleyes:

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Actually being honest and admitting it will be a tough race to finish everything in time 3 years out is a responsible and mature thing to do- it helps add urgency and transparency to preparations.

Pretending everything is alright for years on end leads to the Athens or Delhi drams- where you have to throw billions at everything in a few months.and hope and pray things turn out all right.

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http://www.gettyimages.nl/galleries/events/537605027

For some reason the URL changed. The completion of the venues is expected in November 2016 per official schedule. This is 20 months away, which seems to me achievable for a sports arena. These are all fairly standard buildings, no frills.

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ok one thing that does worry me is on the 2nd page pictures are showing of a proposed Olympic Stadium. Is this right??? Has plans for the Olympic Stadium not been finalized yet, much less started construction??? Now that is something to be worried about if they haven't started yet.

http://www.gettyimages.nl/galleries/events/537605027?page=2

Also the lack of snow in many pictures does worry me a bit. Hopefully this is just due to an unseasonably warm weather and only a temporary problem that won't be a factor when they host the Olympics.

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I expect the Olympic stadium to be like the one of Albertville 1992. So a temporary structure.

The lack of snow in the coastal area is not that an issue I think. All Gangneung venues are indoors.

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I expect the Olympic stadium to be like the one of Albertville 1992. So a temporary structure.

The lack of snow in the coastal area is not that an issue I think. All Gangneung venues are indoors.

That lack of snow il also in Peyongchang, It's an issue, it will be the main problem, without snow many venues couldn't be ready.

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