- 25 Sep 2019
- Olympic News
PyeongChang 2018 Legacy Foundation announces nationwide education and sports legacy projects at Olympic venues
The Foundation will begin a series of programmes, starting in 2020, which will offer year-round activities to support the sports and educational legacy of the most recent Olympic Winter Games. They will also make use of the venues used during these Olympic Winter Games in both PyeongChang and Gangneung.
The first such project is the PyeongChang 2018 sports camps for young people, which will see up to 20,000 students participating in sports experience programmes, Olympic values education programmes and other sports activities at the competition venues located in both PyeongChang and Gangneung. Activities will take place at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, Gangneung Speedskating Oval, Gangneung Ice Hockey Arena and the memorial at the site of the former Olympic Stadium.
In addition to training programmes for elite athletes for each of the sports at the venues during the winter season, there will also be a wide range of leisure activities and tourist attractions at the Olympic venues during the off-season.
The PyeongChang Extreme Sports Park will feature activities such as wheel bobsleigh at the Sliding Centre, laser gun biathlon at the Biathlon Centre, and ski jumping opportunities at the Ski Jump Centre.
The Gangneung Indoor Adventure Sports Park will feature a zip wire and indoor sports theme park at the Gangneung Oval and club sports at the Gangneung Ice Hockey Centre.
The Foundation is also committed to hosting international competitions at its Olympic venues. Events for the upcoming winter season include the FIL Luge Asian Championship (December 2019), IBSF Intercontinental Cup (January 2020), IIHF U20 Ice Hockey World Championship (January 2020) and FIS Snowboard World Cup (February 2020).
The IOC will contribute its full share of the surplus from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, which will be reinvested to be used for sport and youth activities such as Soohorang and Bandabi camps, the Dream Programme, a Peace Forum, training camps for South-East Asian athletes, etc. A first portion, amounting to KRW 8.8 billion, will be reinvested in September, and the remaining portion will be reinvested when the Organising Committee officially closes its books.The Legacy Foundation will continue to collaborate with the IOC towards successful long-term legacy projects.