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PyeongChang 2018 still to resolve legacy plans for three venues

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called on organisers of the 2018 winter Olympic Games to resolve legacy questions surrounding three venues for the ongoing event in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Olympic Games executive director for the IOC, Christophe Dubi, said the Korean government and the local organising committee still have to decide on the “final destination” of Gangneung Hockey Centre and Gangneung Oval (pictured), both located in the co-hosting city of Gangneung, and Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon County.

“They’ve done the right things, fundamentally developing the infrastructures that will help this region be more successful,” Dubi said, according to Korean news agency Yonhap. “We’ve been very clear that we’re comfortable with most of the plans but three. This is something we’ve been open about and discussed.”

Dubi said it is likely that Jeongseon Alpine Centre will continue as an alpine and skiing resort, adding: “The only thing (left to consider) is the replanting and to what extent.”

Jeongseon Alpine Centre is hosting Alpine skiing during the Games, while Gangneung Hockey Centre is staging ice hockey and Gangneung Oval speed skating events.

Image: A. van Amersfoort