PyeongChang - Pyeongchang, a little-known mountain region in eastern South Korea, will become host to the world's biggest winter sports stage. PyeongChang lies about 200 kilometers from the South Korean capital, Seoul. Pyeongchang remains a country town. Restaurants close early, and there's no nightlife. Getting to PyeongChang - By Train: From Seoul by train takes about 2 hrs and 40 min but a high speed train should be in place by the time the Olympics start to shorten this down to 1 hr. By Bus: You can take a Jangpyeong bus at the Dong-Seoul Express Bus Terminal in Seoul. From Jangpyeong Express Bus Terminal take a free shuttle bus to Phoenix Park. The shuttle bus is every two hours from 9am-9pm. There are also buses to Gangneung.
Gangneung - Gangneung is just 25 km away to the east of PyeongChang and home to a number of 'ice' events such as ice hockey and figure skating. Gangneung is the largest city on the east coast and offers multiple accommodation options. You can get from PyeongChang to Gangneung by bus, taxi or drive. By taxi is about 25 minutes and will cost you around $40-$50.
The PyeongChang Mountain Cluster will host the skiing and sliding events, and the Gangneung Coastal Cluster will be home to figure skating, hockey, curling, and short track speed skating.
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Venues in Pyeongchang Mountain cluster:
1 Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. The stadium is also called the Alpensia Olympic Stadium. It is located alongside the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center. Opening/Closing ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic will be held in this stadium. The stadium was completed in June 2009, with 53.3 billion won in total expenditures. The renovation of the stadium will be finished in 2017. There are 60,000 seats(including standing rooms) in the stadium. It already held Pyeongchang Ski-Jumping FIS continental cup competition in 2009, 2011.
Yongpyong Ski Center, the site of the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.
2 Alpensia Biathlon Center. Biathlon is a combination of cross cross-country skiing and shooting. The athletes ski a certain distance with the gun on their back and fire in a designated range. The firing has two positions; one is a standing position and the other is a prone one. This event will cover the final ranking by accuracy of shooting and running time of skis. In the Winter Olympics, there are 11 events, including five males, five females, and one composite.
The Alpensia Biathlon Centre of Pyeongchang has 7,500 seats(4,500 seats/3,000 standing rooms). The first Supplementation construction was in November 2007. IBU Biathlon Worldcup 2008 and IBU Biathlon World Championship 2009 were held in this stadium. The second construction was began in April 2015 and will be completed in December 2017. The course size is '4km/3.3km/3km/2.5km/2km/1.5km' length, 8m width and has 47m difference in elevation(749~796m). The shooting range is 82.5m*50m.
3 Alpensia Ski Jumping Center. There will be held 'Ski Jumping' and 'Nordic Combined' in this stadium. Ski Jumping is a competition that skis down on difficult slope(35°~37°) at about 90Km/h, then jump from take-off to landing spot safely and far. Four events will be carry out in the Winter Olympics, Ski Jumping Normal-hill Men's individual, Ski Jumping Large-hill Men's individual, Ski Jumping Men's team, Ski Jumping Normal-hill Women's individual. The Nordic Combined is a competition with cross-country skiing and Ski Jumping.Only men will compete in the Winter Olympics. In Winter Olympics, 3 events of Nordic Combined will be hold. The stadium has 13,500 seats(11,000 seats/2,500 standing rooms). The stadium, which was completed in June 2009, is under Supplementation construction from April 2015 to December 2017. FIS Ski-Jumping Continental Cup 2009, 2011 were held in this stadium. There are five kinds of sports arena and they are divided into stadiums and athletic grounds. There are LH(125m), NH(98m) in the stadium and K60, K35, K15 in athletic grounds.
4 Alpensia Sliding Center. There will be held 'Bobsleigh', 'Luge' and 'Skeleton' in this stadium. Bobsleigh is a winter olympic event that slide on ice track with sled which can control direction. Bobsleigh has three event, Four-seater male, Two-seater male and Two-seater female. Two-seater's bobsleigh is composed of Pilot and Brakeman. Pilot operate by operating rope in sled. Brakeman plays the role of braking to stop sled after passing the finish line. In Four-seater's bobsleigh, two Pushman is added. Pushman push their sled to move forward when the sled is stop. Luge is a winter sports that ride a small sled with the spine posture and glide over 1,000m~1,500m tracks. Luge has a 3 events, Single, Double and Relay as a team. The skeleton is one of the events of the sled race. It is a sports that glide over the ice track with prone posture(lying overhead). Skeleton consists of individual events of male and female only and controlled using the shoulder and knees. The stadium has 7,000 seats(1,000 Grand stand/ 6,000 standing rooms). The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for December 2013 December 2017.The Bobsleigh and Skeleton arena has a track which is 1,376.38m length, 116.32m difference in elevation and 9.48% average gradient. The Luge men's arena has a track which is 1,344.08m length, 117.12m difference in elevation and 9.69% average gradient. The Luge women and Double's arena has a track which is 1,201.82m length, 95.62m difference in elevation and 8.97% average gradient.
5 Alpensia Cross-country Skiing Center. Cross-country ski and Nordic combined will be carried out in this stadium. Cross-country ski is a sport that run on the field covered with snow rapidly. The race course consist of uphill, flat slope and downhill. The players should use classic and free running skills. There is also a lower risk of injury compared to other ski events. In Pyeongchang 2018, total 12 events(6 Mens'/6 Womens') will be held. The stadium has 7,500 seats(4,500 seats/3,000 standing rooms). Now it is under second supplementation from April 2015 to December 2017. FIS Far East Cup 2011, 2012 and 2013 were held in this stadium. There are two courses(A course, B course) in this centre. Both courses have 3.75/3.3/2.5/2km length, 8m width and 54m(751~805m) difference in elevation.
6 Yongpyong Alpine Center. Alpine skiing is a sport that travels down the snow-covered slopes with the ski which has a binding fixed heels. The events consist of two categories, Speed and Technical. In Speed, there are downhill(Men/Women) and super giant slalom(Men/Women). In Technical, there are giant slalom(Men/Women) and slalom(Men/Women). In addition, there are total 11 events in Alpine skiing such as Alpine Combined(Men/Women) which is combination of downhill and slalom, National Team Events and so on. The stadium has 6,000 seats(2,500 seats/3,500 standing rooms). It was completed in 1998. This stadium held FIS Alpine Ski Worldcup 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, FIS Alpine Ski Continental Cup and Winter Asian Game 1999 and IPC Alpine Ski World Cup for the disabled in 2006. This stadium will hold Alpine slalom and Alpine giant slalom. Alpine skiing slalom and giant slalom course has 1,191m length, 410m difference in elevation and 34.4% average gradient. Snowboard Cross and Banked slalom course has 583m length, 410m difference in elevation and 36% average gradient.
Venues in Gangneung Coastal cluster:
7 Gangneung Oval. This stadium is called Gangneung Speed Skating Stadium. Speed Skating is an ice sports event that two players with skate start at the same time and contend for speed on the 400m ice-rink track. The 400m course is divided into Inner lane and Out lane. The runner of groups of two who glide on inner lane will change one's lane to out lane at designated cross zone, out lane's player will change to inner lane. In Pyeongchang 2018, total 14 events(Men/Women) will be carried out. The stadium has 8,000 seats. The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for October 2014 to March 2017.
8 Kwandong Hockey Center. Ice hockey consists of two teams, which are composed of six skaters, they strike the puck which is made from rubber by stick to the opponent's net for making the score. In winter olympic, 2 events(Men/Women) will be held. The size of Ice hockey rink is 56~61m length and 26~30m width. The minimum specification for international competitions is 60 meters long and 29 meters wide. The height and width of the goal are 1.2m and 1.8m and are surrounded by a fence made of wood or plastic, which is 1.2~1.22 meters tall. The ice-rink is divided into two parts by center red line. At the same time, the rink is separated by 3 parts by two blue line between goals. Kwandong means 'East of Daegwallyeong'. This stadium has 6,000 seats. The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for June 2014 to December 2016.
9 Gangneung Ice Hockey Center. This stadium is called for Yulgok Hockey Center. Yulgok is a pen name of Yi I who is famous confucian of Korea in 16th century. Because his birthplace is Gangneung, this stadium name after his pen name. It has a three-story audience. The size of ice-rink is 60m(length) x 30m(width). The stadium has 10,000 seats. The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for July 2014 to December 2016.
10 Gangneung Ice Arena. In this stadium, Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating will be held. Figure Skating is an ice sports that compete by accuracy and beautifulness of skills over glide on the ice with music. The size of the arena is defined as 56~60m long and 26~30m wide. In winter olympic, there are 5 events, Figure Skating Single(men/women), Figure Skating Pair, Figure Skating Ice Dancing and Figure Skating Team Event. Short Track Speed Skating is a skating race on 111.12m ice track. Unlike Speed Skating, it is called a Short Track Speed Skating because it race on short track, It is mainly called shortened as, 'Short Track'. In winter olympic, there are 8 events(Men/Women) as length of distance. This stadium has 12,000seats. The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for June 2014 to December 2016.
11 Gangneung Curling Center. Curling is two teams of four in each game, they throw the 'Stone' alternately. At this point, more than two players move along the road of the stone's path, using a brush called ‘broom’ to control the path and velocity of the stone(It is called 'Sweeping'). In Pyeongchang 2018, 3 events(Men/Women/Coed team) will be held. The specifications for each sheet of the curling arena are 45.720m(length) x 5.00 m(width). A distance between the center of two houses is 34.747m and a diameter of the house is 3.658m. The number of seats in the stadium is 3,500 persons. The stadium, which was completed in 1998, is under construction from December 2015 to December 2016. This stadium was already held Winter Asian Game 1999, ISU 4 Continent Figure Championship, ISU Short-track Speed Skating World Championship 2007, WCF Female's World Curling Championship 2009 and ISU World Junior Figure Championship 2011.
12 Bokwang Snow Park. Snowboarding is a sport that uses boards to glide down the slope. In 1960s, Snowboarding developed as a sport in the United States and was adopted as a regular event at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. In Pyeongchang 2018, total 10 events will be held such as Parallel Giant Slalom(Men/Women), Half-pipe(Men/Women), Snowboard-cross(Men/Women), Big-air(Men/Women), Slopestyle(Men/Women) and so on. Freestyle skiing is a sport that contend for artistic superiority by an aerial performance over gliding the slope freely. It is also called the circus of snow fields. Unlike Alpine Skiing which contend for speed, It has a characteristic that spectators can see the splendid aerial skills of the players such as Backflip, Twist and so on. In winter olympic, Mogul(Men/Women), Aerial(Men/Women), Half-pipe(Men/Women), Ski-cross(Men/Women), Ski-slope freestyle(Men/Women) will be held. This stadium can accommodate 18,000 persons(10,200 seats/ 7,800 standing rooms). The stadium, which was completed in 1995, is under construction from March 2015 to December 2017. In Snowboarding, The Parallel Giant Slalom arena has a 400~700m length, over 40m width, 120~200m difference in elevation and 14~18% average gradient. Snowboard-cross arena has 900~1,200m length, over 40m width, 130~250m difference in elevation and 10~14% average gradient. Half-pipe arena has over 150m length, 19~22m width and over 17% average gradient. Slopestyle has 30m width, over 150m difference in elevation and over 12% average gradient. In Freestyle skiing, Mogul arena has 200~270m length, over 18m width, 80~140m difference in elevation and 24~32% average gradient. Aerial arena has 141m length, over 22m width, 50m difference in elevation and 25% average gradient in Inrun, 38% average gradient in Landing. Ski-cross has a 900~1200m length, over 40m width, 130~250m difference in elevation and 10~14% average gradient. Ski-Halfpipe has over 150m length, 19~22m width and over 17% average gradient. Ski slopestyle has 30m width, over 150m difference in elevation and over 12% average gradient.
13 Jeongseon Alpine Center. This stadium will carry out 3 Alpine sports, Alpine Downhill, Alpine Super-G and Alpine Combined. It has 6,500 seats(3,600 seats/ 2,900 standing rooms). The construction period of the stadium is scheduled for March 2014 to December 2017.The arena size, in case of Men's course, has 2,852m length, 825m difference in elevation and 31.8% average gradient. Women's course has 2,388m length, 748m difference in elevation and 31.3% average gradient. Giant slalom arena has 2,217m length, 630m difference in elevation and 31.4% average gradient.
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