The possible Olympic ski jumps of 2018
The decision where the Olympic Winter Games 2018 will be held, will be made in Durban in one week. Here we have a glimpse on the three ski jumping hill concepts of the applicant cities Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang.
On forthcoming Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be awarded during the 123rd IOC session at Durban in South Africa. Three cities have made it to the candidature phase: Annecy in France, Munich in Germany and PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea. In 2018 there will be ski jumping competitions of women and men, as well as Nordic Combined events scheduled on the programs and so we want to introduce the three possible locations of ski jumping events:
Since there are no facilities to host ski jumping and cross-country skiing at Annecy yet, the plan of organizers features the construction of a new Nordic Centre at La Clusaz. It would also include two ski jumping hills which could be used for winter only jumping and international competitions after the Games. Until end of 2016 the "Centre Nordique" with 15,000 seats would be completed for around 30m Euro and ready for test events.
The snow cluster of the application of Bavaria's capitol Munich is located at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Olympic host of 1936. That's why the exisiting Olympic ski jumping facility at Gudiberg could be used. Only in 2007 the large hill, world famous due to the annual New Year's Day competition of Four Hills Tournament, was converted into a modern HS 140 with a futuristic inrun tower for nearly 14m Euro and even honoured with an IOC prize in 2009. The existing K80 would have to be enlarged and renewed.
The historical Olympic stadium of 1936 with a maximum attendance of 18,000 spectators would not only be used for ski jumping competitions, but also freestyle aerials and alpins slalom events.
South Korean PyeongChang is already applying for Winter Games for a third time, after losing against Vancouver for 2010 and Sochi for 2014 only in the ballot round. Despite these two defeats already between 2006 and 2009 a giant winter sports complex called "Alpensia Resort" was built with a 10m Euro expensive ski jumping stadium including HS 140, HS 109 and junior hills.
Without much additional spending the Olympic ski jumping competitions could be hosted at the ski jumping stadium with 26,000 seats, situated on nearly 800 m altitude.
Ski Jumps:Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Olympiaschanze)