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PyeongChang Winter Olympic : Olympic Test Event

Monday, March 13, 2017 22:29
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Rara is an engineer by profession, a traveler by heart, a marathon runner by dreams and a certified scuba diver. She also blogs at

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is having the Olympic Test Event from February 2016 until April 2017.
In total, there are 29 sporting events taking place in the same competition venues which will be used during the Games next year, giving the opportunity for athletes and officials to familiarize themselves with the competition venues and the host region.
3000 athletes are expected to participate in the test events (20 Olympic events, 5 Paralympic events, 2 non-competition events and 2 non-sport events), with support from 1000 volunteers. 

It will be an ideal platform for the public to participate and engage with the events and the Games. Thus, if you are in Korea or planning to visit Korea soon, you may want to include a trip to Gangwon province and catch a glimpse of how the Olympic Games will be next year at these venues;

Snow & Sliding Sports
Alpensia Biathlon Centre – Biathlon / IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing
Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre – Cross-Country Skiing / Nordic Combined
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre – Nordic Combined / Ski Jumping
Yongpyong Alpine Centre – Alpine Skiing Technical Events
Alpensia Sliding Centre – Bobsleigh / Luge / Skeleton
Bokwang Phoenix Park – Freestyle Skiing / Snowboard
Jeongseon Alpine Centre – (Para) Alpine Skiing Speed Events

Ice Sports
Gangneung Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey I / Ice Sledge Hockey
Gangneung Oval – Speed Skating
Gangneung Ice Arena – Figure Skating / Short Track Speed Skating
Gangneung Curling Centre – Curling / Wheelchair Curling
Kwandong Hockey Centre – Ice Hockey II

Here are some of the events that already took place.

2017 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann
FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann
Viessmann Luge World Cup & Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW
Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2017
FIS Snowboard World Cup 2016/17
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017
World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2017
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon 2017
PyeongChang 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup

For results, schedules, transportation etc, you may check it here .


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