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56OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.org1.2 VISION: PYEONGCHANG -WHERE THE HOPES ANDDREAMS OF THE WORLD COME TRUEOur vision for the Games, New Dreams@PyeongChang, trulyembodies our goal of making the hopes and dreams of allcome true through the Games. The dream of every athlete isto reach the pinnacle of their sport, and we will help them torealise this dream through world-class facilities andenergetic, supportive spectators. The dream of the localresidents of PyeongChang is to see their City develop andgrow, and we will help them to see this dream become areality through regenerating the community and includingthem in all levels of planning and execution of the Games.The dream of Korea is to stand confidently as a contributingpartner in the global community, and we will make thisdream come true through hosting a truly outstanding WinterGames that leaves a lasting and important Olympic Legacy. And the dream of the world's people is to live inpeace and harmony, and we will make this dream become a reality through the cooperative and unified spiritshowcased throughout the 2014 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.PROVIDING THE OPTIMALATHLETIC ENVIRONMENTThe 2014 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames will be strongly athlete and competition focused. Wewill strive to give athletes the very best conditions underwhich they can achieve, and perhaps even surpass, theirgoals. Understanding the fatiguing effects of having to travelPYEONGCHANG2014CANDIDATECITY

www.olympic.orglong distances to Venues, only two Clusters, thePyeongChang Cluster and the Gangneung Cluster, will beconstructed. These two Clusters will include athleteaccommodation and will be conveniently located within amaximum of 30 minutes to all Competition Venues. This isthe most compact allocation of Competition Venues in thehistory of the Olympic Winter Games, and is just one of themany ways we are putting the needs of athletes first. ThePyeongChang Cluster and the Gangneung Cluster will belocated a short distance from each other, only 37 kilometres apart, and will be linked to a three-tiertransportation network consisting of an expressway, nationaland local roads, and soon-to-be-built double-track railroads. And as part of our drive to host a UbiquitousGames for the first time in history, all athletes will beprovided with digital handheld devices through which theycan access Olympic-related information anytime andanywhere. In addition, in full realisation of the important rolethat family members play in the lives of athletes, we willensure that the needs of athletes' family members are metin all areas, giving the athletes peace-of-mind.NEW HUB OF WINTER SPORTS IN ASIAOne of the aspirations of the local residents of PyeongChangis to transform their City into a hub of winter sports in Asia.The City is in an excellent position to see this aspirationbecome a reality, as it is already considered one of Korea'sbest ski areas, attracting a multitude of tourists every winter. Inline with this, the Korean Government has launched its plan to develop PyeongChang and the surrounding area into aWinter Sports Belt with the construction of the SecondYeongdong Expressway and the Wonju-Gangneung railroad. Inaddition, the Gangwon Provincial Government has alreadyinvested USD 1.3 billion in the construction of Alpensia resort,to be completed by 2008. Certainly, should PyeongChang be chosen as Host City of the Games, the honour would bring the area even closer to realising its goal of becoming awinter sports hub of Asia.SPREAD OF WINTER SPORTS IN ASIAWinter sports have been continuously developed centeringon Europe and North America. In particular, except for theOlympic Winter Games held twice in Japan out of those held 20 times so far, all were held in Europe and NorthAmerica alone. However Asia, which is home to four billionpeople, has vast potentials for winter sports with greaterattention towards the events every year.PyeongChang, emerging as the hub of winter sports inAsia, is ready to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,spreading winter sports in Asia and fostering thecorresponding industry, thereby serving as a torch of newopportunities to spread the Olympism to those around the world. ?OLYMPIC REVIEW57