With less than one year to go to the opening of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, a delegation led by the President of the Korea Tourism Organization, Mr. Jung Chang-soo, visited Sydney this week to announce marketing plans and introduce the games’ mascots.
The travel industry’s finest dined with the Australian Olympic Committee, the Olympic Winter Institute, Channel Seven Australia’s Olympic team and the Korean delegation led by President Jung, Chang-soo at L’Aqua, Darling Harbour.
Tickets and packages for the Games have gone on sale recently through CoSport, the authorised ticket agent in Australia.
Last year more than 150,000 Australians visited Korea with numbers growing annually particularly with growing interest nowadays in skiing in Korea. It is expected that the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will further that interest by Australians in Korea as a winter/ski destination.
“We hope to see many more Australians on the ski slopes and in the stadium” said Mr Jung.
It is expected that there will be more interest than ever before by Australians in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games in Korea due to the fact that the Australian team has performed beyond expectations in the recent Pyeongchang Olympic test events held in Korea in the past two weeks.
Former Olympian ski cross competitor Scott Kneller, who competed at Vancouver and Sochi, was also on hand to give an insight into the training life of a Winter Olympic competitor. Scott retired after Sochi and has now taken on the role of managing this year’s team.
Scott’s top medal picks for Australia?
1. Scotty James. Scotty put down “the run of his life” to win gold at the Phoenix Pyeongchang Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup which secured him the individual World Cup victory and takes him to overall 2016/2017 Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup series crown. In an Australian first, Scotty James is the current World Cup, World Championship and X Games champion. He wears three of the four major world snowboard halfpipe crowns, the fourth being Olympic glory.
2. Brittney Cox. Brittney is “unbeatable”. She has continued her dominant World Cup season by winning the gold medal at the Olympic test event in Pyeongchang, Korea and last weekend went on to be the first Australian female to win a Mogul Skiing World Cup title in the Dual Mogul event in Tazawako, Japan.
It is expected that Australia will send a team of approximately sixty athletes to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, where they will compete against athletes from close to 100 nations in 12 venues across the region.
For more information on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics visit the official Games website: pyeongchang2018.com
For information on obtaining tickets/packages to attend the Games visit the authorised ticket agent CoSport’s website: cosport.com