The 2018 Winter Olympics : Pyeongchang County
There is something about a confined Olympic Games in a generally little mountain town that sounds particularly delightful in today’s greater must-be-better games world.
The Winter Olympics constantly sneak up on us, coming so not long after the past Summer Games. Thus it is with the 2018 Olympics, which are currently precisely one year away, being held in and around Pyeongchang, the littlest city (counting the encompassing environs) to have an Olympic Games, summer or winter, since the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
It takes three hours to arrive by transport from Seoul’s Kimpo air terminal. A rapid prepare, still under development, will diminish that outing by over 60 minutes. From Seoul itself, the prepare to Pyeongchang will take a little more than 60 minutes.
This region of under 50,000 tenants, with an adjacent city of 230,000 facilitating the skating and hockey occasions, sounds interesting and far away, yet regardless it can’t get away from the issues that annoy the world.
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The Pyeongchang Games will be confronted with a portion of similar squeezing worries that resolute the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio: inward political turmoil and embarrassment, fears about a tumultuous worldwide request, and, most particularly, Russia’s state-supported doping, and what to do about it.
On that point, Lee Hee-Beom, president, and CEO of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee said amid a current meeting that he trusts Russia’s Winter Olympic competitors will contend at the 2018 Games.
“With their restored plan and activities, I think they can meet the (medication testing) criteria,” he said.
Since the meeting, in any case, the world Olympic-style sports alliance broadened its restriction on Russian competitors, and Russian games pioneers keep on defending themselves and their framework in the wake of examinations that have found that more than 1,000 first class Russian competitors took an interest in a gigantic, state-supported doping program.
That incorporates both summer and winter competitors; the doping test tests of 12 Russian medalists from the 2014 Sochi Olympics alone were messed with, as indicated by a World Anti-Doping Agency report.
As of now, there have been calls to restriction Russian competitors from contending in Pyeongchang. 33% of Russia’s Summer Olympic appointment was not permitted to contend in Rio. One can just think about what will occur next in this continuous and alarming adventure.
Talking about adventures, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye has been indicted over a defilement outrage and has moved to one side while her case is being heard by a sacred court. On the off chance that this sounds recognizable, this is on the grounds that Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff additionally was reprimanded and afterward expelled from office before the Rio Games.
“I can’t state that these political issues are not influencing the Olympic Games, but rather we can oversee it,” Lee said. “There may be some political change. We may have a presidential race sooner rather than later. With another president, regardless of who gets to be president, he or she has focused on supporting the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. There is no reason the Pyeongchang Olympic Games will be influenced.”
A noteworthy worry of any Olympic sorting out panel is the thing that happens to its settings after its Games are over. To this end, Lee is vowing that there will be no “white elephants” after the 2018 Games, with private possession venturing into assuming control over the settings. Ten of the 12 are now represented, he stated, and he imagines an especially Rosey future for them in light of the fact that the following Winter Olympic Games will likewise be in Asia.
Lee said he is in discussions with coordinators of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics about utilizing the 2018 scenes as preparing habitats for competitors on their way to the 2022 Games.
He additionally imagines his Games as a take-off platform of sorts, urging Asian youngsters to get required in winter sports.
“Winter games were for the Europeans and for the Americans up until this point,” he said. “Winter games are not all that well known among youthful eras in Korea and in China. After 2018 and 2022, winter games will get to be amusements for the Asians.”
Regardless of whether it be one year into the future, or five, this is the season for looking ahead.