Korea Winter Olympics
July 6, 2011 by staff
Korea Winter Olympics, PyeongChang winning bid to host the Winter Olympics of 2018 is likely to give a boost to winter sports in South Korea, sports authorities said Thursday. South Korea has become an inexhaustible source of winter sports in Asia in recent decades as they finished in the top 10 in the medal of the Winter Olympics previous five.
Increase in Seoul, culminating in the Olympic games in Vancouver last year when the skater Kim Yu-na enchanted the world with their impeccable performances and became the first South Korean to win a gold medal in that sport in the Winter Olympics.
Speed?? Skaters also won its first medals, helping South Korea in the fifth place finish in the medals.
South Korea’s achievements that China made a world power skating. Previously, South Korea had collected most of their winter sports medals in speed skating short track.
However, South Korea on the sidelines of global winter sports in terms of skiing, snowboarding, sledding and other sports events do not skate.
Skaters have training centers in Seoul, but athletes in winter sports have suffered from a lack of training facilities. This is partly to blame for his lackluster performances in international competitions in winter, leading to public indifference, the sports authorities.
PyeongChang winning bid would accelerate the creation of quality sports facilities of the Alpine city, which provide athletes with adequate training facilities. The offer is also likely to increase public interest in winter sports.
PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games are also likely to serve as a starting point for South Korea to become a true winter sports power away from its heavy dependence on skating, sports officials said.
“The Olympic Games will help improve winter sports in South Korea and have positive effects,” said Choi Jong-June, the secretary general of the Korean Olympic Committee, sports in the country’s Board of Directors.
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