- Kyle Hughes
- 31 July 2015
A delegation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) paid a visit to the 2018 Winter Olympic host visit and concluded the fifth Project Review. All up, things are looking good and the IOC is reported to be happy with the progress being made.In preparation for the big event, Pyeongchang is staging key snowboarding and skiing competions next year.
Also in Pyeongchang 2018 news, Federation of International Skiing Chief, Gian-Franco Kasper, has given another the tick of approval. Kasper has confirmed Pyeongchang is well on track with construction for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
"In principal, we're quite happy (with Pyeongchang's work)," Kasper stated in Kuala Lumpur, at this weeks' 128th International Olympic Committee meeting.
"Construction is not finished yet, but as it looks now at the moment, it should work out. We are very optimistic. We have no doubt it will be done."
This is in stark contrast to comments made by the FIS Chief to Reuters in February of this year, when he suggested there was no way the event venues would be ready on time. Mate, you gotta have faith!
The FIS are staging World Cup Downhill and Super-G events in the new resort on the block, Jeongseon 4 - 7 February 2015. And one of our favourite hangs, Phoenix Park Ski Resort, is hosting the Snowboard World Cup for slope style and snowboard cross 19 - 27 February 2015. February looks set to be an action-packed competition month!
Be sure to stay tuned in as Korea Snow brings you all updates and results from events during the season.