Paralympic Winter Games
9-18 March

PyeongChang 2018 unveils new official website

Organising committee launches new look information portal. 27 Apr 2015
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Athletes compete at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in the Alpensia Sports Park on February 11, 2015 in the mountain cluster of Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Athletes compete at the Alpensia Biathlon Centre in the Alpensia Sports Park on February 11, 2015 in the mountain cluster of Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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By POCOG

The PyeongChang Organising Committee (POCOG) for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has redesigned its official website, with the new updated version now available at http://pyeongchang2018.com/horizon/eng.

The new official Games website features more user-friendly designs and is easier to navigate menus. It was built with state-of-the-art technology, making it responsive for optimal viewing on mobile platforms and tablets. The new site also provides enhanced accessibility to visually-impaired visitors by optimising font size and brightness of screen. This is a first in Olympic and Paralympic Games website history, and another step toward fulfilling the plan to host ‘Smart Olympics and Paralympics' with innovative technologies.

In order to strengthen communications with the public and raise awareness about PyeongChang 2018, POCOG has added newly developed web pages dedicated for the Paralympic Winter Games and blogs, providing Games-related information in a user-friendly and well-organised manner.

Viewers can also find tips about equipment and techniques pertaining to the different sports on the Olympic and Paralympic programmes to help them better understand all the competitions. The website has been idealised with the second screen experience in mind to complement television viewing.

POCOG currently operates its official website in three languages – Korean, English and French – and will widen its global reach by adding Chinese in the latter half of this year.