The Republic of Austria has a population of approximately 8.1 million, Salzburg State 526,000 and the City of Salzburg 150,000.
Salzburg proposed a concept based around two zones (68km/50 minutes apart). All the ice venues, the Main Media Centre (MMC), the main Olympic Village, the Olympic Stadium, the Medals Plaza and the Olympic family hotels would have been located in Salzburg. The mountain zone, located in a well-established ski region south of Salzburg, would have included all snow venues and an Olympic Village with distances ranging from 53-77km from Salzburg. A single stand-alone venue would have been the existing Schönau am Königssee sliding venue, 27km from Salzburg, in neighbouring Germany.
Gangwon Province has a population of 1.5 million, PyeongChang 45,000 and Gangneung (ice venues) 250,000.
PyeongChang proposed a concept based around two zones (37km/25 minutes apart). Core Games activities have been based in the mountain zone and would have included most snow venues, the sliding venue, the Main Media Centre (MMC), the main Olympic Village, the ski jumping venue (site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies), the Medals Plaza and the Olympic family hotels. The Gangneung coastal zone would have included all the ice venues and an Olympic Village. The two stand-alone venues would have been Jungbong (Alpine speed events) and Bokwang Phoenix Park (snowboard and freestyle) both approximately 30 minutes from the PyeongChang Olympic Village.