Pyeongchang 2018

South Korean Prime Minister approves funding for new Pyeongchang 2018 facilities as rules out moving events abroad

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 has been given a boost after the Government agreed to fund a new 40,000-capacity arena for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies ©Getty ImagesFinancial approval was granted today to build a new KRW 86 billion (£50 million/$78 million/€64 million) 40,000-capacity venue to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang as South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won categorically ruled out moving any events abroad.

South Korean President rejects idea of moving Pyeongchang 2018 events to Japan or North Korea

By Duncan Mackay

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised that Pyeongchang 2018 will not change its plans to host events, even in the wake of Agenda 2020 ©Pyeongchang 2018South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ruled out Pyeongchang 2018 moving any events outside the country to Japan or co-hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with North Korea.

All competition events to stay in South Korea, Pyeongchang 2018 confirms

By Paul Osborne

All competition events for Pyeongchang 2018 will be held in South Korea ©Pyeongchang 2018All events at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held inside South Korea, the Organising Committee promised today. 

Exclusive: Athletes must be at forefront of plans to move Olympic venues, warns IOC member

By Nick Butler at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Two time Winter Olympic skeleton athlete Adam Pengilly has warned that athletes should be considering before moving Olympic venues ©Getty ImagesMaintaining a strong athletes' experience must be a priority when assessing potential changes to venues for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Adam Pengilly has warned.

"Discussions" begin to move Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue outside South Korea

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

A proposed move to the Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue is one of several potential changes as a consequence of Agenda 2020 ©Getty ImagesCalls for sliding sports at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics to be moved outside South Korea are, at this stage, a means to outline the potential flexibility for bidding cities if Agenda 2020 proposals are passed more than a concrete plan, insidethegames understands. 

Changes to Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 could begin "immediately" after Agenda 2020 approval

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

IOC President Thomas Bach has spoken optimistically about possible changes to future Olympic Games following Tokyo 2020 ©ITGAn immediate review into possible changes for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 will be taken if proposed Agenda 2020 recommendations are approved here next week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has promised.

Pyeongchang 2018 Coordination Commission meeting cancelled

By Paul Osborne

Next week's Pyeonchang 2018 Coordination Commission has been cancelled ©Getty ImagesThe fourth Coordination Commission for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang has been cancelled, it was revealed today. 

Russian Olympic Committee impressed by Pyeongchang 2018 preparations

Emily Goddard

The Russian Olympic Committee left Pyeongchang impresssed after visits to the venue construction sites ©Pyeongchang 2018The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has said it is impressed with the progress being made by Pyeongchang 2018 following a visit to the South Korean city that will host the Winter Games in less than three-and-a-half years' time.

Samil PwC named official supplier of accounting services for Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

Pyeongchang 2018 has signed an agreement with Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers ©Pyeongchang 2018Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers has been named as the official supplier of accounting services for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
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