2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: The venues

May 7th, 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018, after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December 2010. All but one of the stadium venues are in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains to keep travel time manageable. The Lushniki Olympic Stadium in Moscow shall be the venue of the opening match and the final. Of the 12 venues used, the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and the Saint Petersburg Stadium (the two largest stadiums in Russia) will be used most, with 7 matches being played at each of these stadiums. In March 2018, the German Federal Criminal Police Office issued a clear warning about “high threats of terrorism” during the World Cup, so that it is recommended to visit the venues only after the World Cup (additionally: U.S. Department of State – Russia Travel Advisory). All other Western security services have issued similar warnings. The venues are similar to those of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, which was considered a dress rehearsal for the World Cup. Russia has had to reduce the overall budget for the World Cup several times due to the country’s persistent economic problems, so that the original planning for the World Cup, with the approval of the FIFA, can no longer be met. The venues are:   read more…

2018 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics

February 8th, 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport

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Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. These will be South Korea’s second Olympic Games and its first Winter Games; Seoul hosted the Summer Games in 1988. Pyeongchang will be the third Asian city to host the Winter Games; the first two were in Japan, at Sapporo (1972) and Nagano (1998).

Pyeongchang (Mountain cluster)
The Alpensia Resort in Daegwallyeong-myeon will be the focus of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Alpensia Sports Park: Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, Alpensia Biathlon Centre, Alpensia Cross-Country Centre, Alpensia Sliding Centre, Yongpyong Alpine Centre, and the Olympic Village. Stand-alone venues: Bokwang Snow Park and Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

Gangneung (Coastal cluster)
The coastal cluster is located in the city of Gangneung. The Gangneung Olympic Park will include the following four venues: Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung Curling Centre, Gangneung Oval, and the Gangneung Ice Arena. In addition, a stand-alone venue is located on the grounds of Catholic Kwandong University: Kwandong Hockey Centre



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Winter Paralympics
The 2018 Winter Paralympics, officially known as the XII Paralympic Winter Games, will be held from 9 to 18 March 2018 and is organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Competitions in the 2018 Winter Paralympics will be held in six Winter Paralympic sports, with 80 medal events in total. Snowboarding will be expanded into a separate discipline for 2018, with 10 medal events (in 2014, two medal events in snowboarding were held within the alpine skiing programme).


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