The ‘Pyeongchang Winter Training Center’, which will be the national athlete’s village for snow and sledding events, opens.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on the 26th, at 3:00 pm on the same day, a completion ceremony will be held for the Pyeongchang Winter Training Center, which will become the national athlete’s village for snow and sledding events.
About 180 people, including officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Sports Association, Gangwon-do and Pyeongchang-gun, as well as national winter athletes and coaches, attended the completion ceremony, followed by a completion progress report, a signboard unveiling ceremony, and a commemorative planting ceremony.
Second Vice Minister Cho Yong-man of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “With the completion of the Pyeongchang Winter Training Center, it is expected that national athletes in snow sports will be able to train in a better environment. We will continue to improve the training environment so that the national team players can focus only on training.”
The training center, which was remodeled from the main office of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, has a total floor area of 9,909㎡ and three floors above ground, and is equipped with a weight training room, medical center토토사이트, and accommodations (100 rooms). It can accommodate about 192 athletes in four snow and sledding events: skiing, bobsleigh, skeleton, biathlon, and luge.
In the meantime, national snow and sledding athletes have rented the Alpensia Resort for training without a dedicated training ground. Now, with the completion of the training center, the weight training center and medical center have more than doubled in size, and provide an optimal training environment for athletes by introducing training equipment tailored to snow sports. Convenience facilities such as a sauna and book cafe were also created so that players could enjoy various leisure activities during their break time.
The training center is a space that transformed the main office of the Organizing Committee, which led to the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, into a village for national athletes, and is considered an example of successfully utilizing the Olympic heritage. The Olympic facilities, which were used only during the Games, were developed into a base for fostering national winter athletes after the Games, maximizing their utilization.
To the extent that it does not interfere with the training of players, the training center will be provided as a field training site for the unemployment team, or used as a location for operating regional win-win programs through linkages with nearby cultural facilities.