PyeongChang 2018 sites taking shape

Paralympic Nordic skiing and biathlon venues given the go ahead 21 Jun 2017
snowless skiing course being inspected by two men

There may not be snow there yet, but this is the nordic skiing and biathlon course at PyeongChang2018.


The Nordic skiing courses, stadium and biathlon range layouts for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games have been approved following a site inspection carried out by Technical Delegate Hans Peter Neeser and Race Director Len Apedaile.

Final maps and profiles of the standing and sit-ski courses, and stadium layouts were produced following a two-year design and construction process with adjustments made following the test event in March 2017. Other topics covered included daily competition scheduling, snow production and grooming, ceremonies, and stadium access for sit-skiers.

"The Paralympic courses were not included in the original venue design and construction and had to be retrofitted into the existing facility,” explained Apedaile.

“The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee and the venue owner have done an impressive job of engineering and construction to integrate the Paralympic Winter Games requirements into the Alpensia Sport Park and provide a lasting legacy for athlete development and World Para Nordic Skiing events.”

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9-18 March, with up to 670 athletes competing in 80 medal events across six sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling.

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