Cross-Country and Nordic Combined inspect PyeongChang 2018 Nordic venue
At the end of October 2013, FIS Race Directors Pierre Mignerey and Lasse Ottesen made their first site inspection at PyeongChang (KOR), the host of the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.
The meeting was scheduled following fruitful discussions with PyeongChang 2018 representatives during the FIS Technical Meetings in Zurich (SUI) in early October.
While in PyeongChang, the duo met with the sports managers for each discipline and conducted an on-site inspection at the Alpensia Nordic Center, the future venue of the Olympic Cross-Country, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined competitions. During the visit, the requirements for the disciplines were defined and further elaborated in a round-table discussion.
The Alpensia Nordic Centre, which is already built, has hosted several national and a few international events, and is scheduled to host the official FIS World Cups that will serve as test events in the 2016/2017 season.
Upon his return, Ottesen said: “In PyeongChang we have seen one of the most compact Nordic venues which will be a great location for the 2018 Winter Olympics. We have a good first impression and are very pleased to have met with the Cross-Country, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined managers, and are looking forward to a close and productive cooperation with the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee.”