The bid book for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games was delivered Monday to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The delegation included bid committee Chairman and CEO, Yang Ho Cho, Sports Director and current Korean bobsleigh team coach Kwang-bae Kang, and Min-kyung Choi, PyeongChang 2018 Ambassador and Short Track Speed Skating gold medal winner.
Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of PyeongChang 2018 said, “it is a great honour for PyeongChang 2018 to be here in Lausanne to deliver our Candidate File to the IOC and present our unique vision for the 2018 Winter Games. We are delighted to highlight to the Olympic Family the benefits of new growth and new potential that a Winter Games in PyeongChang will bring – a world of ‘New Horizons’.
“We believe we have developed a strong technical file and a compelling Winter Games Plan that will create an ideal setting for the athletes, fans and the Olympic Family. Our athlete-friendly Games Plan includes the most compact and efficient venue layout, a revolutionary multi-transport network linking the venue clusters, and a legacy strategy that will create the most modern and sustainable Winter Sports hub in Asia to serve athletes for generations to come.
He added, “PyeongChang 2018’s bid also offers the Olympic Movement something very special – we can spread important Olympic values to a new part of the world, help a young and dynamic population in the continent connect with the spirit of Olympism, and inspire a new generation of Winter Sports athletes. Korea’s new economic, cultural and sporting dynamism provides the ideal platform to help us achieve this ambition”.