December 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm #19887
the written commentary below this video is interesting… it made me hungry… clips from pyeongchang were included and some wickedly amazing views from Korea.. wow… sorry if this has already been posted before.. ^^January 23, 2012 at 4:25 am #20786
SBS clip on Pyeongchang.. don’t think i’ve seen this before.. : )April 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm #21975
IOC pleased with PyeongChang’s progress
YEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province — Coordination Commission Chairwoman Gunilla Lindberg of the International Olympic Committee said Thursday that she found the readiness of many venues for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics pleasing.
The commission was here for a threeday inspection and meeting concerning preparations for the Winter Olympics.
“It is a great pleasure to be back in PyeongChang,” said Lindberg at a press conference. “I am pleased to report that PyeongChang 2018 has made a full start as an organizing committee. We have met a very impressive team led by Kim Jin-sun.” “We were particularly pleased to see that the Olympic village has already started construction.
“(We viewed the report and) it is a good Olympic concept. This is the beginning of a six-year long journey. Of course there are a lot of things to be done. But the legacy plan, venues, they have a fantastic green project; we are very impressed by it and congratulated POCOG,” she added.
This was the second time for Lindberg to visit PyeongChang, as she previously came as chairwoman of the Evaluation Commission last February. She singled out the preparation level of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) for praise, saying, “We could see that all things were going as were previously reported. Results can be seen of the good preparation for PyeongChang. It has a strong focus on sports, legacy and sustainability.”
President Kim Jin-sun of the POCOG stressed the importance of cooperation with the local government, the IOC, and Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), calling the Olympic project a “team effort.” “This is the first meeting since winning the bid to be the host in July last year.
This is an important meeting so that together the IOC and us can make the Winter Olympics a success,” he said. “We have discussed the organizing committee, special laws, funds, marketing, communication, and the legacy of the Games (in the preparations).” The specifics are all part of what Kim called the “Games Foundation Plan,” which he has mentioned in previous press conferences, and said that the project was on a smooth track to being realized.
During the venue tour on Wednesday, IOC members Gian-Franco Kasper and IOC Executive Director of Olympic Games Gilbert Felli both stressed the importance of the coming Winter Games as not a onetime event, but part of a continuous effort for the development of winter sports. Kim confirmed this goal: “We have a vision and a goal that the Winter Games become athlete-centered, and also leave a legacy for the benefit of the local county and sports. All related organization are in the same boat, and we are heading for the harbor; the successful opening (of the PyeongChang Games)”
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The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic emblem has been released.
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic emblem is an abstract motif inspired by Hangul, the alphabet of the phonetic Korean language.
It is composed of the first consonants of the name of the host city, PyeongChang.
- The ‘ㅍ’(P) is the first consonant of the first syllable, Pyeong.
It also symbolises the open square where the celebration of athletes and winter sports will take place.
- The ‘ㅊ’(Ch) is the first consonant of the second syllable, Chang. It symbolises the natural environment of snow and ice, and the stellar achievements of the athletes – the stars of the Games.
- The colours reflect the Olympic Flag, and they also represent the five traditional colours of Korea.
- Taken together, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic emblem embodies the harmonious synergy between the sky, land and people. Set in a majestic setting of snow and ice, athletes and people from around the world come together in an open square in PyeongChang to celebrate the finest winter sport athletes and the greatest winter sport festival."How do you make a Kim Yuna? You can't. It's truly a gift." - Scott Hamilton -
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