Two facilities from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will be transformed into a national archives and a sports training center, officials said Thursday.
The organizing committee for PyeongChang 2018 said its former headquarters building in PyeongChang, 180 kilometers east of Seoul, will become a training facility, open to national team athletes, student athletes and the general public alike. In addition, the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC), also in PyeongChang, will be turned into the national archives preservation center.
The organizing committee will sign the relevant agreements with Gangwon Province, the National Library of Korea and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee on Monday.
Over the past year since the end of the Olympics, PyeongChang has been scrambling to establish after-use plans for competition venues.
The organizing committee said, in addition to its office building and the IBC, three other facilities will be remodeled for post-Olympics usage. The committee has commissioned the state-run think tank Korea Development Institute to do studies on post-PyeongChang use for venues for hockey, speed skating and sliding sports, with the results expected sometime in April.
Venues for curling, snowboarding, ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon have been kept intact and will continue to host competitions. (Yonhap News)